Spring and summer out here JOTOLR often brings us fog. The mountain air condenses the moisture to make it visible. I confess. I love fog. Perhaps it has something to do with growing up on Puget Sound in Washington State.
It's always been a curiosity to me: we speak of "muffled" sounds, yet it's really just the opposite: sound is amplified by fog. I believe it's "muffled" vision rather than muffled audio!
Here in the Appalachians, the train whistle five miles away seems to carry farther than normal; a conversation lightly spoken between neighbors is clearly heard; birdsongs are more distinct.
There are weather advisories on NOAA's website this morning for "dense" fog with less than a quarter mile visibility, warning people to "leave extra time for traveling." I'm all for good warnings about impending (threatening) weather events, but it does seem nowadays as though we are in the age of fear-based forecasting-- more geared to entertainment than to reality. Too many warnings doth result in closed ears....or am I being too cynical? Who goes fast in fog just off the one lane road? More to the point: who among those who would are going to heed the warnings to slow down!
Happy weekend everyone! We're picking up trash out here JOTOLR, cleaning up the neighborhood! It's part of our new role as the Neighborhood Association of Ballengee sends down strong roots!
Thanks for stopping by !