Frozen Fog And Other Foreign Concepts

Have you ever heard of FROZEN FOG?  

How can fog freeze?  (Asks the blonde from warm, sunny, Orange County.)

Last week PR and I departed to visit my parents remote little farm.  It's a long and arduous journey because they live out in the middle of nowhere.  Nowhere has it's charm, but Nowhere is certainly not easily accessible to the rest of the world.

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From Orange County, Delta Airlines happily transported us to Utah where we had a several hour layover.  As we waited for our connecting flight something disturbing started happening at all the nearby gates.  Flight after flight headed for the Northwest was cancelled due to "frozen fog."   

Am I the only one who has never heard of fog freezing?

In any case, we ended up arriving eventually, but I think it was around 11 p.m. Friday night before we arrived at my parent's house.

We woke up Saturday morning to this.

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That's my parent's barn shrouded in fog.  Frozen fog, apparently.  Nearby farms were covered in frost.

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Morning temperatures hovered in the high 20's (F).  

I needed gloves.  I needed a warmer jacket.  I needed a scarf (I forgot to bring one).  I needed a nose warmer.  How do people in cold climates keep their noses from freezing off?

Luckily for us, although the temperatures remained very cold (mid 20's – 40F) for our entire visit, the fog cleared.

And when it did … it was beautiful!

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I took this photo on our second morning.  The morning sunlight was beautiful on these old stables.  I love the rustic charm.

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Everything in Orange County is new.  I don't get to see things like this at home.

This is the Williamette River.  It flows north to Portland.


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Since when do rivers flow north?  

A northerly flowing river is another foreign concept!

My parents have a forest on part of their land.  I took a lot of pictures of trees while I was there.

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Not too far away, there are Christmas tree farms.  Most of these Christmas trees will be sent down to California for sale eventually.

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It was wonderful to see family again.  I admit, however, it felt good to get back home. I'm just not used to cold weather.

My parents live in a beautiful location though.  Right before I left I took this photo.  It's a picture looking out at nearby farm land from their front yard.

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Pretty, isn't it?

54 Responses to “Frozen Fog And Other Foreign Concepts”

  1. Michelle

    Such a pretty place. My parents live on a farm, but it is very open and flat – no hills for miles. You can see that it is still cold in the photos (I can anyways). Glad you had a great time and made it home without crashing.

  2. Michelle

    Such a pretty place. My parents live on a farm, but it is very open and flat – no hills for miles. You can see that it is still cold in the photos (I can anyways). Glad you had a great time and made it home without crashing.

  3. Michelle

    Such a pretty place. My parents live on a farm, but it is very open and flat – no hills for miles. You can see that it is still cold in the photos (I can anyways). Glad you had a great time and made it home without crashing.

  4. Alan

    You crazy California people. With your perfect weather and all. Of course there is frozen frost! DUH! C’mon!!! What? You’ve NEVER heard of FROZEN FROST??? Frost is WATER. And so it gets cold and then freezes. Hence…frozen frost! Geez…
    (actually…I’ve never heard of it either…but I’m sure its possible! Especially when it comes down to flight delays. Airports will come up with all KINDS of weather related delays!)
    Great pics! Lovely location. Picture perfect home locations must run in your family or something…

  5. Alan

    You crazy California people. With your perfect weather and all. Of course there is frozen frost! DUH! C’mon!!! What? You’ve NEVER heard of FROZEN FROST??? Frost is WATER. And so it gets cold and then freezes. Hence…frozen frost! Geez…
    (actually…I’ve never heard of it either…but I’m sure its possible! Especially when it comes down to flight delays. Airports will come up with all KINDS of weather related delays!)
    Great pics! Lovely location. Picture perfect home locations must run in your family or something…

  6. Alan

    You crazy California people. With your perfect weather and all. Of course there is frozen frost! DUH! C’mon!!! What? You’ve NEVER heard of FROZEN FROST??? Frost is WATER. And so it gets cold and then freezes. Hence…frozen frost! Geez…
    (actually…I’ve never heard of it either…but I’m sure its possible! Especially when it comes down to flight delays. Airports will come up with all KINDS of weather related delays!)
    Great pics! Lovely location. Picture perfect home locations must run in your family or something…

  7. Donna in VA

    It’s gorgeous! (And I have a thing about trees, thus a jillion and one pictures of trees)
    I know I’d have trouble with that kind of cold. I just can’t imagine someone so accustomed to Southern CA weather dealing. It had to be rough.
    I’m glad you had a safe flight. . . through that dreaded Frozen Fog (never heard of such) and a nice visit.
    And I think I can speak for all of us out here in blogland. . . We’re glad you’re back.

  8. Donna in VA

    It’s gorgeous! (And I have a thing about trees, thus a jillion and one pictures of trees)
    I know I’d have trouble with that kind of cold. I just can’t imagine someone so accustomed to Southern CA weather dealing. It had to be rough.
    I’m glad you had a safe flight. . . through that dreaded Frozen Fog (never heard of such) and a nice visit.
    And I think I can speak for all of us out here in blogland. . . We’re glad you’re back.

  9. Donna in VA

    It’s gorgeous! (And I have a thing about trees, thus a jillion and one pictures of trees)
    I know I’d have trouble with that kind of cold. I just can’t imagine someone so accustomed to Southern CA weather dealing. It had to be rough.
    I’m glad you had a safe flight. . . through that dreaded Frozen Fog (never heard of such) and a nice visit.
    And I think I can speak for all of us out here in blogland. . . We’re glad you’re back.

  10. Gina

    gorgeous photos, my nose is always cold!
    im waiting for someone to invent some sort of nose warming device 🙂

  11. Gina

    gorgeous photos, my nose is always cold!
    im waiting for someone to invent some sort of nose warming device 🙂

  12. Gina

    gorgeous photos, my nose is always cold!
    im waiting for someone to invent some sort of nose warming device 🙂

  13. papa

    These pictures were awesome and evocative. I felt like I was there.
    my computer screen just fogged up!

  14. papa

    These pictures were awesome and evocative. I felt like I was there.
    my computer screen just fogged up!

  15. papa

    These pictures were awesome and evocative. I felt like I was there.
    my computer screen just fogged up!

  16. Kelly

    That’s beautiful! I bet it’s even prettier during other seasons. Love the mountains and valley. Also, glad you’re back home. It’s not morning without 24!

  17. Kelly

    That’s beautiful! I bet it’s even prettier during other seasons. Love the mountains and valley. Also, glad you’re back home. It’s not morning without 24!

  18. Kelly

    That’s beautiful! I bet it’s even prettier during other seasons. Love the mountains and valley. Also, glad you’re back home. It’s not morning without 24!

  19. goodfather

    Wow! Great pics. Yup, we’ve got the freezing fog up here too. It’s been playing havoc with driving lately, heheh. And it’s cold.
    I have a phone interview with a place in Southern CA, so maybe I’ll get to put freezing fog behind me…? I can always hope, right? 😀

  20. goodfather

    Wow! Great pics. Yup, we’ve got the freezing fog up here too. It’s been playing havoc with driving lately, heheh. And it’s cold.
    I have a phone interview with a place in Southern CA, so maybe I’ll get to put freezing fog behind me…? I can always hope, right? 😀

  21. goodfather

    Wow! Great pics. Yup, we’ve got the freezing fog up here too. It’s been playing havoc with driving lately, heheh. And it’s cold.
    I have a phone interview with a place in Southern CA, so maybe I’ll get to put freezing fog behind me…? I can always hope, right? 😀

  22. MLS

    I couldn’t live in CA because I LOVE the seasons and most especially the cold. That looks like a beautiful place and all the hills and valley’s are what is foreign to me since I live in the flat lands. Glad you enjoyed your family!

  23. MLS

    I couldn’t live in CA because I LOVE the seasons and most especially the cold. That looks like a beautiful place and all the hills and valley’s are what is foreign to me since I live in the flat lands. Glad you enjoyed your family!

  24. MLS

    I couldn’t live in CA because I LOVE the seasons and most especially the cold. That looks like a beautiful place and all the hills and valley’s are what is foreign to me since I live in the flat lands. Glad you enjoyed your family!

  25. Kristan

    Oh wow, that last photo is stunning. I mean, they were all lovely (I even like fog!) but that one truly takes your breath away. I can’t even imagine how beautiful it must have been in person. My only suggestion? Go when it’s warmer! 😛
    (And my nose usually does okay, it’s the ears!)

  26. Kristan

    Oh wow, that last photo is stunning. I mean, they were all lovely (I even like fog!) but that one truly takes your breath away. I can’t even imagine how beautiful it must have been in person. My only suggestion? Go when it’s warmer! 😛
    (And my nose usually does okay, it’s the ears!)

  27. Kristan

    Oh wow, that last photo is stunning. I mean, they were all lovely (I even like fog!) but that one truly takes your breath away. I can’t even imagine how beautiful it must have been in person. My only suggestion? Go when it’s warmer! 😛
    (And my nose usually does okay, it’s the ears!)

  28. Mad Woman

    I’m Canadian and I’ve never heard of Frozen Fog. Weird. And North flowing rivers? Whatever dude!!
    Beautiful area your parents live in. I’m quite jealous!

  29. Mad Woman

    I’m Canadian and I’ve never heard of Frozen Fog. Weird. And North flowing rivers? Whatever dude!!
    Beautiful area your parents live in. I’m quite jealous!

  30. Mad Woman

    I’m Canadian and I’ve never heard of Frozen Fog. Weird. And North flowing rivers? Whatever dude!!
    Beautiful area your parents live in. I’m quite jealous!

  31. Wunderwoman

    I just heard of frozen fog this week on the radio, but never seen it. Right now if the temp was between 20-40 degrees I’d think it was a heat wave.

  32. Wunderwoman

    I just heard of frozen fog this week on the radio, but never seen it. Right now if the temp was between 20-40 degrees I’d think it was a heat wave.

  33. Wunderwoman

    I just heard of frozen fog this week on the radio, but never seen it. Right now if the temp was between 20-40 degrees I’d think it was a heat wave.

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