Monday, 2 November 2015

Fog!

One of the features of our weather round here is that we do tend to get rather a lot of fog.   And when that fog comes it can be very localised.   Today it is very foggy on the farm - that cold, clinging kind of fog - and yet two or three miles away the sun is shining.   Our friend and neighbour G has been into Middleham, the race horse town, which is about five miles away, and it is a bright sunny day there.   But as it is now after two in the afternoon I don't think it will ever get really light here and the sun will not shine for us.

I don't think anything fetches the leaves off the trees like fog does.  It seems to cling to them, making them heavy.   The ground everywhere is covered with yellow, green. orange and brown leaves (particularly where there are sycamores) and they really are putting a show on this year.

I was intending to drive up to the Supermarket this afternoon so that in addition to my weekly order I could also look at and buy the dried fruit for my four Christmas cakes.   But the weather is too awful, so my order has just gone on line and the dried fruit can wait.

I am not quite back to normal after my visitor as I spent too much time on my feet and my wretched ankle is very painful and I am having to sit with my foot up as much as possible - a perfect excuse to read one of my birthday presents (from friend G), Bill Bryson's latest book "The Road to Little Dribbling."

23 comments:

Mac n' Janet said...

We get a lot of fog too, so many rivers, creeks, ponds and heavy damp air. Can't wait to read the new Bill Bryson, always enjoy his writing.
Hope your ankle feels better, I about wore my foot out in Memphis.

A Heron's View said...

Yesterday there was blue sky and sunshine above us with a temp of 17 deg C but up in the village 3 miles away there was fog and the temp was only 12 deg C.
I think that only proves the old saying of the sun shining on the righteous - don't you ? :)

donna baker said...

I was telling my daughter about your daylong fog. Here is a funny story about fog. A few years back there was a month long 'pea soup' fog in San Francisco, CA. They television weathermen were getting death threats from callers, they were so frustrated by the never-ending dense fog. We even have a light fog here this morning though it will burn off in an hour or so. Do try to rest. I tried moving some heavy furniture by myself yesterday (still unpacking) and my chest hurt last night. I though "Am I having a heart attack?" It feels fine today. Just can't do things like we used to.

Sue in Suffolk said...

We've had fog again today, it only lifted for a couple of hours just like yesterday. Will be interested to hear what you think of 'Little Dribbling' after I mentioned ordering it 2 people said it was no good

Derek Faulkner said...

Pat,
Here in North Kent we are into our second day of dense fog, it began around midnight Friday night and hasn't lifted since. You're right about the leaves though, it's amazing how many fall during the fog. All day and night the fog horns are going endlessly out in the nearby Thames Estuary, giving quite an eerie feel to the area.

Pondside said...

I have my name in at the library for Bryson's new book - can't wait to read it!
We have fog out here quite a lot, especially in spring and fall. The sea fog rolls in very quickly and obliterates everything - very mysterious.
I hope your ankle heals!

Jennifer said...

It's funny that your post today had the title "fog" because that's exactly what we woke up to this morning--a thick, heavy fog covering everything. Except ours is not cold at all. We haven't even seen our first frost yet in this part of the world!

angryparsnip said...

As I look out my window it is bright sunshine but much needed rain forecasted for Wednesday.
I have enjoyed every Bill Bryson's book I have read. Must look this one up.
Hope that ankle feels better soon.

cheers, parsnip

Heather said...

The perfect way to spend a cold and dreary day - reading a new book. However, I do hope your ankle will soon be feeling more comfortable and maybe the sun will shine for you tomorrow.

meigancam01 said...

Very nice article.
Thanks for sharing your experience with us...

Sue said...

Foggy in Wiltshire, we had just two hours of sunshine early afternoon before the fog descended again. Nice to be cosy indoors reading my Kate Atkinson book. (I like Bill Bryson too.)

Rachel said...

Fog everywhere.

Dawn McHugh said...

We have been basking in blue skies and sunshine we were in the garden with ice lollies this afternoon, rest your ankle and enjoy your book :-)

Joanne Noragon said...

Do take it easy; my wretched back is in total sympathy with your wretched ankle. We have a glorious bonus day of hot sunshine and cool breezes.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Fog seems so regional - some have it and some don't. Here it is forecast for tomorrow too before the rain clears it the next day.
Thanks for calling - cheered me up on a dismal day.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I think the leaves just lose the will to live when the weather's like this: I feel a bit like it myself!

Wilma said...

I am in the mountains of North Carolina at the moment. The whole of the southeast of the US has been foggy, rainy, and stormy for several days. Meanwhile, Dennis tells me that it is mostly sunny in Belize! I bet the cool fog makes your ankle ache even more. Hope it feels better soon.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

I have to get to the library soon and find out who this author is. If he writes mysteries, that would be great. I can always use another author to read. No fog for us here in Ontario, but really strangely warm weather this week. Usually the first week of November is cold, grey, dismal, sometimes snowy, but it is supposed to feel like 20 degrees! -Jenn

Frances said...

Your post with its excellent writing has allowed me to share that fog with you. I'd not known that fog does affect leaves' tendencies to fall. This is quite interesting. If I knew more about science I might be able to know the reason. Still...the mystery just adds to fog's aura.

I've liked lots of Mr Bryson's books, and think that a book with Dribbling in its title has got to be good.

Hoping that your ankle will feel better tomorrow, and even better on the day after.

xo

Cro Magnon said...

Terrific wind here yesterday, and rain overnight. Thankfully back to sunshine today. I've enjoyed all of Bryson's books, the one on Australia I though should be obligatory reading for all Aussie school children.

Hildred said...

Oh Pat, - I missed your birthdasy. Had as busy week-end with family and wasn't online visiting!

I wish you a happy year, full of lovely stories of your life with the farmer, and hope that you will soon be feeling more mobile and your ankle will soon give up its painful shenanigans.

thelma said...

Bryson apparently complained about how much everything cost in Avebury in the book, which put the National Trust in a great kerfuffle, but I have always loved his writing and I suspect the publicity helped to sell more books. Hope your ankle gets better as well, the fog around here is spectacular, that is if you are not going out!

Acornmoon said...

I hope you are back to normal soon, meanwhile I am sure you will enjoy your book.

I never considered the effect of fog on leaves but it makes sense now you come to mention it. We had a little fog but thankfully it shifted. THank goodness the old pea-soupers are a thing of the past.