Thursday, May 16, 2013

In A Fog....again


Ever been in a fog? I mean really in a fog and not just a little dopey? 


Well here in Nova Scotia this is a very common occurrence 


especially during the month of May. You see Nova Scotia
 is almost an island and not quite completely surrounded by water.


It is therefore a peninsula. And having so much water everywhere


and the winters that we have here in the northern hemisphere,


this is the time of year when things try their darnedest to warm up.


And in that process of getting warmer around all this cold water,


we get a lot of fog. And there is always fog hanging off the coast
right through to the summer months sometimes.


At least it recedes out into the ocean during the warm days and 
waits till night to come in when it's cooler.

 One would think I have gotten used to it by now!




22 comments:

  1. Oh yes, I've been in a fog ---- driving through it! That was one scary experience. I couldn't see three feet ahead of my car!

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    1. Can be very tricky business indeed Martha.

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    1. Yes it is....especially for all of us who love to photograph it!!

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    1. Thanks Pat. It is fun to 'play' with.

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  4. We get fog a lot in the mornings then the sun burns it off in the late morning. I'm not sure why since we're two hours from the ocean. It can be rather thick and sort of creepy when you see it lift thru the tree's or beautiful depending on one's perspective.

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    1. Same here Jen. And by 10 AM it is gone till the late evening.

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  5. I find fog magical and love what it does to sound. But it's no fun for sight-seeing and it's hell if you happen to be in a car!

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    1. It is indeed magical and does affect sound come to think of it. Any fog on the Mediterranean?

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  6. Hey Jim! Loved your fog pictures. You're driving in clouds! Whenever I'm in an airplane, I want to go running and jumping and sliding in all the clouds! It's such a bummer to think you'd actually fall through and plummet to splat!

    Down on the Islands my final year in high school, we were fogged in three weeks straight. Right through my provincial exams. Remember those??? There were times I could hold my arms out straight and not see my hands. Pea soup fog ~ I thought that was fiction ~ NOT! And the foghorns ~ there were six, including a big bass one that went off every couple of minutes, and a high pitched one on a dangerous reef that went off every 10 seconds ~ or so it seemed. The other four were somewhere in between. Try to study physics or French with that racket going on. I wrote nine three hour provincials in all of that. But I still love fog!!!

    The Burin in Nfld has a fog factory off shore - it can be foggy in a gale! When I was working there in 1972 mapping and sampling that fog would roll in quickly. I'd be alone on the barrens in what felt like a ten or fifteen foot diameter overturned bowl. That's as far as I could see in any direction including up. It was scary, but mostly because I'd move and suddenly a wild pony or two would loom up in the fog ~ since I'm scared of horses ~ it was scary! Where are you going to run in the fog when you don't know where the rest of the herd is.

    I have fog stories let me tell you! But I still love it.

    Hope you're having a good day!!!

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    1. Yes Nfld has us beat by a mile!! Interesting experiences you've had Louise in the fog!!

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  7. It's funny how the fog in our heads coincides with the fog outside.
    And likewise a clear day can bring brief bouts of clarity in our minds.
    But we can choose to enjoy both.

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    1. We humans are affected by what's around us I guess. I still don't like not seeing into the distance.....can be claustrophobic!

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  8. I'd be scared to drive in that fog!

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    1. That day was nothing at all Terry. There are times when you cannot see those bridge towers!!

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  9. Fog, like driving into the twilight zone, mysterious and delightful at the same time. We have many foggy mornings here, it's sometimes beautiful.

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    1. Oh you writers are all alike!!

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  10. Well, I for one, don't like fog at all. I've had to drive through some very dense fog on my way to work and by the time I arrived I was so tense!

    Also, I watched too many scary movies as a kid and fog is one of those uh-oh moments when you know something is about to jump out.

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    1. Oh I hear you Liz! Fog always 'got to me' when I was a kid....not too much now but it's always possible!!

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  11. fog or ice is no fun to drive in-I remember those days when I was working-but it is beautiful otherwise

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