Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Wet Winter Park


In an icy cold morning fog, a figure of mystery is barely discernible through the trees of Recreation Grove.

20 comments:

Bibi said...

Haunting, mysterious; lovely photo.

Hilda said...

I checked out your earlier Muffler Man post then enlarged this one. Eek. It's huge!

Otherwise, this is a beautiful, atmospheric photo, Elaine. Love it.

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Virginia said...

This is eerie but calming. Good capture and I don't see the figure but that's ok . It might spook me!

Chuck Pefley said...

Evocative mood. Looks very quiet ...

Amy Wachspress said...

Foggy down here in Ukiah this morning too.

lynn said...

Oooh gosh I see what Petrea means. Lovely photo, Elaine. Ethereal.

Petrea said...

I almost didn't see the figure of mystery because I was looking for something human-sized. Such a quiet photo. Calm but foreboding. More goodness from your camera and your eye.

Sara said...

Lovely photo for today!
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Wayne said...

Very effective Elaine.

Eiffel Tower Suzy said...

I'm so glad Petrea posted her tribute to you! You have remarkable photos, Elaine. I'll have to get my tush over the Willits!

Destitute Rebel said...

Lovely photo as always Elaine, Last few days we had crazy fog and I always wanted to take a picture but I'v been lazy after seeing your wonderful capture I'm hoping for some more fog so I can try and emulate your great work.

BABOOSHKA said...

It looks like an enchanted forrest. It's the mist ot does that to me.

Katie said...

Wonderful photo! It was interesting to look at this photo this morning before I left for my walk to the carpool to SF and find that we had misty fog just like this today too! Not quite Paris in the snow, but I'll take cold fog any day over snow. Hope things continue to get greener and greener up your way!

Dawson said...

I had my wedding reception there many years ago. I was pretty disturb about the mystery figure. Now it just makes me laugh.

Ms M said...

That's lovely. Fog photos can be so magical. You take great photos :-)

magiceye said...

love this!

USelaine said...

Bibi - Thank you.

Hilda - He's a big guy, but the trees are still bigger. 8^)

Abe - You are just a blogging dynamo! Thanks for coming around to visit, especially with so much medical stuff going on.

Virginia - Fog does seem to soften the world, and quiet the noise. He's scary. Don't look.

Chuck - It was colder than it looks.

Amy - I'll just bet you are dancing for joy with your new furnace!

Lynn - Welcome to Willits! You are very kind.

P - I'm almost embarrassed that such a dark mood has greeted your many friends here! Bless.

Sara - Thank you! I saw your opening posts about it, and saw good information at Lahore Daily Photo as well. I'll be back.

Wayne - Thank you!

Suzy - Thank you too! North on 101 for three or four hours should get you here. 6^)

D Rebel - You are too kind! I wish we had anything like the sublime architecture you show on your blog.

Babooshka - One of these days, I hope to find a good patch of real redwood forest to show on the blog, without leaving this watershed. There's so much private land around here, and I have very few landowner connections.

Katie - Thank you! Both conditions can be hazardous on the road, so be careful out there.

Dawson - Thanks for that "local" story on this. I wonder how long he's been there. He certainly doesn't bring romance to mind, so I wouldn't blame a young bride for misgivings.

Ms M - Thank you! I'm trying to get a little bit of everything.

Magiceye - Thank you too!

In fact, thank you all for your kind visits to little Willits.

Kris said...

I think that it's kind of romantic.

raf said...

Had to really look for that figure of mystery, but then realized I had seen him before on your blog. Like this image very much even without the mystery man. :)