Friday, December 30, 2011

Foggy, filtered light in the sky

Fresh snow on the ground after yesterday's temperatures of -12 C (about 10.4 F), but it became a little warmer today. It was foggy all over today, near Toronto. Soft and gentle.




The picture above was just snapped with the Blackberry camera, and slightly brightened to bring out the red berries in the foreground and to show the wonderful tones in the quality of the light. When you just look without seeing, it all seems to be just black-and-white outside, but there are these gorgeous tones hidden in the background of the day.

When I was a child, growing up in the semi-desert area of the province in the middle of South Africa, we didn't see much fog or rain, other than wild thunderstorms which I loved. I remember the few times we drove through mountains and ran into fog, I always thought it was like being in a cloud. I had a little green plastic cup and would hold that out the window, trying to scoop up some of the softness to eat. What a disappointment to always just find some drops in the cup!

Now, when we have a foggy day as the temperatures change here in Southern Ontario, it often occurs to me that what we see, is never what really is. What an adventure it is to live and discover each day!




7 comments:

Emille said...

Beautiful shot your phone gives! Since you grew up in S. Africa, I think you can read this: een gelukkig Niew Jaar toegewenst:)

Powell River Books said...

Often in Powell River when the weather man forecasts a sunny winter day, that means we will get fog. But I don't mind too much. I just love my home on the BC coast. Thanks for stopping by to comment on my SWF post. - Margy

chillin with Quillin said...

Beautiful picture!!!
Paula

Linda Jacobs said...

Lovely hue to your world!

Kim said...

Brrrrr! Would be nice to look at thru a window, when sitting by a nice cozy fire! Beautiful picture!

John Burke said...

Lovely atmospheric shot!

Al said...

That is very pretty, I love the softness in the shot. The area I live in is semi-arid, and most of our water comes from afternoon thunderstorms in the summer, so it sounds like what you're talking about from South Africa. But we do get occasionally-heavy winter snows, and since we're on a high hill (2.2 km above sea level) we are sometimes in the clouds, so we see fog too.

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