Finally, Fog

by Bethany Plonski January. 14, 2020 364 views

I've been looking forward to a foggy morning for a while now but kept having bad luck with the timing. The weather forecast for Sunday seemed promising, but waking up all I could see from the house was a dark sky and lingering rain.

We had a brunch to go to that morning so there wasn't much time anyway, and I gave up on trying to get any photos until we went to walk Molson a little later. As soon as we'd walked a few houses up the street, I realized that the view from the house had been deceiving and rushed back to get my camera. So glad I did! Even though we were rushed, it made my day to be out on a foggy morning.

We rarely ever get snow here, and I think I love fog partly because it reminds me of that soft, muffled hush that a snowy day brings to the landscape. I love when you can feel the quiet outside. It's so peaceful.

When we passed by the lake, a heron's raspy pterodactyl call cut through the fog. Andy spotted him just in time for me to get a few shots.

Pretty noisy, but I loved the reflection on this one.

Pretty noisy, but I loved the reflection on this one.

Another friend near the lake

Another friend near the lake

The road to nowhere - it dead ends in a marshy area where we usually turn around

The road to nowhere - it dead ends in a marshy area where we usually turn around

Had to stop for a quick puddle portrait :)

Had to stop for a quick puddle portrait :)

And then we met one last friend.

Red-shouldered hawk

Red-shouldered hawk

I really should start keeping count of the number of hawks I see in winter. We hear lots of red-shouldereds calling around the house daily, and I always wonder if there is any way to tell them apart when I see them in the neighborhood. All so beautiful!

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Tsao T-F 1 month ago

A nice foggy morning. Good shoot. I love #15, cute!

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Tsao T-F 3 weeks, 2 days ago

Thank you! These are my favorite hawks – we have many in our neighborhood. They also have a cute call, not very intimidating for a raptor. smile https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-shouldered_Hawk/sounds#

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Tsao T-F Replied to Bethany Plonski 3 weeks, 1 day ago

You are so lucky to have many wonderful neighbors.heart eyes
In additional, those calls are cute, like sounds of babies or cats.

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Russell Smith 1 month ago

I love #1 and the hawks :)

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Russell Smith 1 month ago

Thank you! I was so excited about #1 – it’s a spot we stop at every time we pass the lake, but I’ve never seen it look like this before.

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Jolien Dekens 1 month ago

Oh I love fog pictures! These are beautiful!
I really like the mood that fog creates, so even the most boring or familiar environments become something else entirely.

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Jolien Dekens 1 month ago

Thank you! That’s why I like fog too – it makes everything feel so different. This is the same walk we take almost every day, but with fog it was like a brand new experience. smile Like your photos of the horses in the fog.

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Lynn F Medley 1 month ago

Beautiful series!

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Lynn F Medley 1 month ago

Thank you, Lynn! It was a great morning to be outside. I hope we’ll get some more fog soon.

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Buster Bruce 1 month ago

I usually dont like fog but when captured like this- it is truly beautiful. Great captures and perfect subject Bethany

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Buster Bruce 1 month ago

Thank you! I’m glad to hear that. With your interest in flying, I can see why fog wouldn’t be so welcome. It’s a lot more fun to enjoy when you don’t have anywhere important to go or need to see very clearly. smile

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Camellia Staab 1 month ago

Beautiful series.  I love #15's look. Well done!!😀

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Camellia Staab 1 month ago

Thank you so much! I love this kind of hawk – there is something almost cute about them. They have a funny call like a seagull too.

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Bill Baird 1 month ago

Great set. Glad the heron had reliable radar !  Beautiful !!

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Bill Baird 1 month ago

Thanks, Bill! Me too. Amazing how animals navigate through these kinds of conditions!

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Antonio Gil 1 month ago

You have some amazing pictures here, like the heron and his reflection - looks like a painting. The mood throughout is peaceful and relaxing. Love this post

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Antonio Gil 1 month ago

Thank you, Antonio! I was so happy about the heron – it’s always a delight to see them flying, and even better on such a beautiful morning.

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Goshaa 1 month ago

Fantastic collection

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Goshaa 1 month ago

Thank you! So glad you enjoyed it. smile

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Greg Blaney 1 month ago

Outstanding set, Bethany! I'm not even going to pick my favourites because I love them all - although numbers 1, 7 and 11 really appeal to me :-)

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Greg Blaney 1 month ago

Thank you, Greg! I kept going back and forth on whether I liked the landscape or portrait orientation for the shot of the path, so it’s interesting to hear what appeals to other people. Leaning toward #11 myself.

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Berckmans Peter 1 month ago

You got more luck than me. No fog here only rain. Nice post.

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 month ago

Thank you! We’ve had lots of rain this winter too. Hope you’ll get some nice fog soon!

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