Friday, August 12, 2011

Valley Fog Revisited

Overnight the temperature dropped 30 degrees from yesterday afternoon's high.  The air could no longer carry its humid moisture load so valley fog formed.  We live in the north south valley of the Unadilla River.  Close to us is an east west section of the Susquehanna River.  In the above photo, the two distant puddles of fog are in the Susquehanna Valley.  Most of modern man's marks on the land are in the bottom of the valleys.  If you look past the paved road in the foreground and the farmer's field, what you see is this valley as it was when the Native Americans lived here.

Close to the left center of this picture, a near ridge is peeking out of the fog.  Stone Wall Garden is located deep in the valley between that ridge and the long distant ridge.  Our valley is so deep that we cannot see the location from which this picture was taken.  Fog brings into sharp focus the actual lay of the land.

Here we are dropping back into the river valley.  Fog is all around us.  The woods are dark and the road is wet.  Soon all of the fog will have burned off and we will have a clear blue sky day to enjoy. For now both our shoes and socks are wet from walking on the wet grass.

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