September 13, 2012
It's that time of year again when fog becomes a common occurrence in early morning. Fog is a stratus cloud that forms on or near the ground. One type of fog, 'radiation fog', is common in the mornings after heat has radiated into the atmosphere during the night. It normally dissipates after sunrise, often quickly if the wind picks up. It can be a magical time. 'Trees in fog' was captured on the North Shore of Lake Superior.
August 26, 2012
There is nothing like a 'prairie landscape' to feel a sense of space.
I'm always amazed at the little jewels one can find even in mostly built-up areas. The Torrance Barrens, situated on ancient rock outcrops interspersed by wetlands, is recognized as Canada's first Dark Sky Reserve. This 1990 hectare area of provincial crown land is situated southeast of Bala in Muskoka, Ontario's cottage country. The area is protected space free from intrusion by urban light pollution. Views of the night sky are said to be spectacular here although I have yet to experience them here. I did however witness a spectacular sunrise filled with fog and beauty.
October 27, 2011
I woke up this morning and made my usual two cups of coffee. Looking outside my office window, I noticed a dense fog in the air, as well as a heavy frost on the windshield. I decided I would drive to Birds Hill Provincial Park, 30 minutes northeast of Winnipeg.