The temperatures have cooled down somewhat and finally, the humidity is leaving us. Beach fog, familiarly called 'Coastal Eddie,' swooped in and filled up the inland valley the other day.
I've seen thicker fog banks but this was a welcomed site, bringing hot temps from in the 90s down to refreshing 80s temperatures.
I remember using the bright lights on motor vehicles, used in foggy conditions to improve road visibility and to warn others of one's presence. It seems low beam worked best in this situation for me.
This photo reminds me of a fogbound forest. The valley is enveloped and obscured by the fog. I can imagine similar sites over in Europe or for that matter, anywhere.
There is a town in southeastern Italy called Foggia; population 160,000 but this isn't it. I live in SoCal near a beautiful mountain range. As you can see, the fog is burning off.
When visiting Maine and San Francisco, I recall hearing foghorns, a device making a loud, deep sound as a warning to ships in the fog.
Nearby where I live, you'll find a flock of birds chatting amongst themselves regarding the local news, while waiting for the fog to lift.
Lily's of some type burst with new growth every spring and summer in these parts. White seems to stand out contrasted with all these gray skies.
The white "eppie" is one of my favorites I'm sharing with you for Floral Friday Fotos.
It's amazing to me, how you can give a kid a simple wind-up toy that's about 1" long and here you'll find my grandson being entertained by the pond for hours. Photo for Color Connection.
The Friday 56 (Book Meme)
I've been reading the hardcover book that my aunt gave me awhile back; The O'Reilly Factor For Kids. She thought I might like it and could find some cool tips and insights to share with my 4 grandchildren. Bill O'Reilly shares a note from a viewer that is found on page 56... I find it sad to read.
"Nowadays, you have to have a boyfriend and be going all the way with him! Then on top of that, you have to do drugs, drink and smoke! -- Anonymous
The O'Reilly Factor for Kids: A Survival Guide for America's Families
Being a music educator, I just love hearing about some great kids out there and to hear of their wonderful personal goals and community achievements. Life is short, make it count. Do what matters!
Lastly, I want to thank Juli for mentioning LadyD Books awhile back, so kind of you! Please visit her wonderful blog at http://universeinwords.blogspot.com/2012/08/inspiring-friday.html
Today, LadyD Books is linking with the following:
“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis