Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Friday, January 17, 2014

Northridge Loop

Well, fog seems to be the predominant weather system here this winter.  I'm not sure if this is always the case or not, but definitely the inversion pattern is the default pattern this year.  We had this in California too, especially in the valleys, so I'm used to it, but not this often.  Anyway, I took a break from some other projects I have going right now to take Clover out on this horse trails this morning.  I was thinking the green moss might be especially vibrant in this dense fog, and it didn't disappoint!  To help set the mood, it's important to know that it was 35 degrees and of course very damp.  Bone-chillingly cold actually.  It was almost completely silent, except for the constant drip of water hitting the leaves on the ground, and the echoing calls of some very large birds.  They sounded like cranes, but I couldn't tell for sure, and of course I couldn't see them.  I had another trail I wanted to try out as well but I was getting cold, and I'm confident in our weather pattern continuing so I've saved it for another day...

8 comments:

Giga said...

Niesamowicie wyglądają drzewa pokryte mchem we mgle.Pozdrawiam.
Amazingly looking tree covered with moss in the fog. Yours.

Gin G said...

Ah we have missed you! Glad to see you getting out a little. Clover won't know what happened to you and your daily explorations. I love your new location and hope to see more soon. You have traded Mt. Shasta for Mt. Hood...not a bad trade off!

TexWisGirl said...

love the mossy greens against the foggy light!

Sketchbook Wandering said...

You depict here an exotic paradise...A lot of your scenes seem other-wordly...It sounds enchanting, the sounds & even the cold...Clover is your horse? Aaaah, a horse too in this beautiful place!

Gail Dixon said...

Ahhh...makes me want to return to Portland. A very beautiful image, vibrant with life.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

I can feel that damp cold through your photo! I was out last night and could hardly see to drive with so much fog about. Stay safe and warm -- barbara

Debs said...

Your photograph is so subtle and wistful it almost looks like a painting.
Beautiful.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Melissa, this photo is absolutely magical. The colors and atmosphere are compellingly beautiful.

Bises,
Genie