Ramble On

Monday, November 16, 2009

During and after the fog

The dregs of that hurricane finally cleared Friday afternoon, so we postponed the drive out to Luray until Saturday morning. While the weather continued to improve, all of the streams in the Valley were swollen from the rain, including our little Beaver Run.

On Sunday morning, Sofie and I went out for a little stroll around the yard around 8am. We were greeted by a very pleasant morning fog, and I snapped a few photos of the scene. Later on, around 10:30 or so, the fog had begun to burn off, so I took some more to compare.

It's interesting what the change in atmosphere can do for some things - I think the fog highlights the red on this shrub - the sun takes away from it.

On the other hand, the sun on the beaver pond highlights that part of the landscape. These two photos are meant to show that it is refilling and has nearly expanded to its old width.

The main purpose of these last two photos are to show how high the water has gotten in Beaver Run - easier to see in the fog. This is from the road looking north where the little stream runs across the front of our property.
When the stream is running this robustly, there is the happy sound of falling water from the dam and from some of the small rapids in the stream.

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