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.
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.
That's my parent's barn shrouded in fog. Frozen fog, apparently. Nearby farms were covered in frost.
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!
I took this photo on our second morning. The morning sunlight was beautiful on these old stables. I love the rustic charm.
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.
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.
Not too far away, there are Christmas tree farms. Most of these Christmas trees will be sent down to California for sale eventually.
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.
Pretty, isn't it?