Wednesday, January 5, 2011
The Fog In The Valley
The fog had lifted a bit but that is what we have after rain.
It is what fills the San Joaquin Valley in the winter. It is wet
and it is cold. I knew yesterday when we had a beautiful sunny
day, and we get high pressure, we get cold, gray fog.
It does make it great for taking pictures of water. I love how the
light even gray light is reflected in the water.
I also like that the moisture shows up tiny spider webs
that have tiny bits of pearls lining the tiny web.
As I was out there standing under neath the dripping trees,
the verse that came to my mind was Genesis 2:6 "and a mist
was going up from the land and watering the whole face of the ground."
Because next to the oil industry, farming is the next biggest industry
in the great San Joaquin Valley. Fog maybe scary, but
it does keep us suffering from drought like some of the other
places that don't have this Tule Fog.
One of my favorite things to do when I was a kid
was to play hide and go-seek in the fog. I used to like
it a lot more than I do now. When I worked people would
come in to the store and they would be so depressed and sad,
and I didn't understand. I sort of do now, but with anything,
light candles, or start a fire or bake cookies or just cook.
I also clean house too. I go outside and talk to my chickens.
I also go out and pick lemons and oranges and pretend it really isn't
that cold. It is winter and I am glad that it is because it is nice to do
things in a nice warm house.
I am so glad we are to our first weekend in January. It has been
a good week.