Friday, July 26, 2013

A Feast For The Eyes

After many a foggy, chill, overcast morning we awoke yesterday to this.

The fog was hanging just at the coast, not pushing inland, promising a warmer day. The sky was blue at 6am, no waiting until late morning for it to clear.

Summer in our neck of the woods doesn't usually begin until September and October, when the fog goes away for days on end and we have really warm weather. The summer months mean a morning quilt of fog that slowly lifts and burns off in the late morning, and sometimes not at all. To love it, you must cultivate an appreciation for the slow, subtle, flowing rivers that are the fog. You must become a connoisseur of black and white and shades of gray.

Afternoons here are usually brilliantly sunny, as if the steel wool of the fog has burnished the sky to a deep blue. The fog lifts, the wind picks up, and all of a sudden, the sun wins the daily struggle with the cooling fog, pushing it back to the coast again, a territorial dispute that has been waged for eons.

With a little moon still hanging in the sky, and clouds and fog painted with pastel colors, yesterday morning was a little change of pace, a presage of the warmer days to come. Truly a feast for the eyes.


Blogger Greg said...

Beautiful. Keep it on the down low how nice the Bay Area is. Everyone will want to move here ;)

Friday, July 26, 2013  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

You live in a beautiful place with a stunning view. But I could never live there, with my mood disorder. Fog gives me Fifty Shades of Depression.
How does your nearby farmer friend get her crops to grow?
Anyway, nice that you had a clear day! Yay, sun. 

Friday, July 26, 2013  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Greg, we forget how lovely it is, living here every day, but you're right - it's amazing.

Cookiecrumb, she has the most amazing green thumb on earth.

Saturday, July 27, 2013  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Cookiecrumb, also I must admit that we had nothing but sunny mornings from New Years to July. I got spoiled.

Saturday, July 27, 2013  
Blogger Diane said...

beautifully written. it reminds me
of the august I arrived in the bay area with only my sandals and a sundress. had to borrow sweaters, socks, and pants!

Saturday, July 27, 2013  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Diane, there's an entire section of our economy that thrives on selling sweatshirts to out-of-towners. Everyone thinks all of California is like LA until they come here. :-)

Sunday, July 28, 2013  
Anonymous Ingrid said...


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