31 December 2006

The Fog and the Glitter

As beautiful as the snow looks... the aftermath can be very aggrivating. Ice EVERYWHERE. Cars slipping and sliding all over the roads, spin outs etc etc.

The icicles are cool and there is this meteorological effect that for the lack of the actual name I'll call the 'glitter effect'. As the snow begins to melt the sun reflects off the rising water vapor and you see this glittery effect in the air. Sort of like seeing someone "beam" up. Pretty cool. Doesn't photograph well though.

Also, the fog can be a monster.

The fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
-- carl sanburg

I don't know what happened to Antonio Bay tonight.
Something came out of the fog and tried to destroy us.
In one moment, it vanished.
To the ships at sea who can hear my voice,
look across the water, into the darkness.
Look for the fog.
-- Stevie Wayne

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