The hidden side of a foggy day

 

“All action takes place, so to speak, in a kind of twilight, which like a fog or moonlight, often tends to make things seem grotesque and larger than they really are.”  —-  Carl von Clausewitz

The fog is an elusive creation of Mother Nature that slowly and stealthily creeps into an area and without coaxing or prompting from anyone can enhance a dull landscape with its vapory blanket or tie up vehicular traffic with a cover so thick and visually impenetrable that traffic comes to a halt until it decides to vacate the premises.

Fog through all recorded time has assumed many guises and of course a number of plausibly credible definitions. It is in no way related to foggy thinking.

It can be an outdoor phenomenon that creeps in slowly and leaves when the sun’s warmth returns; cloudiness on your bathroom mirror after your warm shower; or the pesky fog that clings to your glasses after you have been outside on a frigid winter’s day.

It is a many faceted entity which is able to both obscure and enhance whatever it decides to wrap its moisture laden blanket of cool water vapor around. Its presence transforms a dull landscape into a realm filled with shadowy figures and bigger than life imaginary monsters.

Fog allows us mere mortals to walk momentarily among the clouds and sample reality from an almost heavenly perspective.

Poems, sonnets, songs and ballads and stories have been written about this natural phenomenon.

Many folks believe it’s true essence still remains a mystery although meteorologists would dismiss it as simply being a mere act of nature.

 

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5 Comments on The hidden side of a foggy day

  1. I like the multiple perspectives from which you show us the phenomenon of fog … some we never even think about, unless it’s pointed out. “It is a many faceted entity which is able to both obscure and enhance whatever it decides to wrap its moisture laden blanket of cool water vapor around.” A beautifully articulated description of fog that pretty much “covers” everything.

    I also like your new blog design! Updated, simple, easy to read and navigate, aesthetically pleasing. 🙂

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    • Thank you so very much for your kind words. Always welcomed and appreciated. The phenomenon called fog has got to be experienced to be appreciated. It has many different faces depending upon the general weather pattern dominating an area. When combined with hoar frost it is truly visually captivating. Thank you for writing. Enjoy the day. Take care. 🙂

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  2. Nice Piece. Fog allows us mere mortals to walk momentarily among the clouds and sample reality from an almost heavenly perspective. – very nice

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    • Thank you for your thoughts. Walking in the fog offers one that ethereal sense of meandering amog the clouds free from the bonds of gravity if only momentarily. Have an enjoyable day.

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