Thank you for a lovely article Sharon. Like Jackie said, it brought a nice peaceful feeling and such vivid images. Just wonderful. We don't see fog all that often up here - not the think cloudy type at least. Although there was an unusally long foggy spell this spring .... over a week long. Very unusual. Sometimes on clear summer nights we see the type of ground hugging (groundhog coffee brewing) fog you describe. Except we don't have any groundhogs. We even have a special word for it. Dalalæða. Which basically means creeping through valleys and hollows On little cat feet even.
Thank you Sharon, we've been having a very nice spring so far. Unfortunately, we're currently being blasted with a pretty frigid cold snap so my plants aren't very perky right now. Hopefully it'll pass soon and they recover.
"Dalalæða" - fog that creeps through valleys and hollows on little cat feet - on a summer night
Just before sunrise around 4 am in June
We don't get much fog here, though sometimes when all the elements are just right, wham! It's all over us. It's never a gentle fog like I remember from the mountains, but it's dense, heavy. I hated driving to school in it when I was teaching.
I think it's most beautiful in the mountains, where the treetops poke through and look like little islands standing alone in an ocean of clouds. Of course you have to be on another mountain in order to see it that way.
Yep, surreal is a great word for it.