Continuing on – the Impulse Stop

On our day of wandering, we came home via a small back road that borders the lake near the intersection where we’d turn to go home. There is a small park there, actually a boat-launching area, that Kat and I visited at sunset a couple of years ago. On this foggy/sunny/frosty day, I decided to turn in to see how the lake was doing.

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This tree was the first thing to catch my eye – how stunning it is dressed in its frozen fog!

Then on down to the boat launch area – but the floating docks do not spend the winter in the water. Similar to the cattle that winter in California and the campers that winter in Arizona, the docks winter on land, waiting patiently for the warmth to arrive.

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On down to the shoreline where it becomes obvious why the floating docks are landlocked – it seems the docking area is ice locked.

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The girls wandered slightly different directions, gathering information, checking things out – somehow Shasta seems to be more often where the camera lines up, investigating, investigating, what is this? Who has been here before us?

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Frozen fog, hoar frost, clung to every nearby surface

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a reminder of the many talents of Mother Nature – for this gift, I thank her. Quite often, my attitude is one much less appreciative.

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The view along the shoreline is restricted – shrouded by the fog lingering over the lake. In one direction

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and the other, a ghostly view

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And so ended our day of wandering. We returned home, refreshed, rejuvenated – the big furry girls ready for a nap in a warmer, softer environment.

I hope you enjoyed this trip – for me, it brought enough.

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About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 2 dogs, 1 cat, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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12 Responses to Continuing on – the Impulse Stop

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Way to cold for me….however, your photos are gorgeous!!!

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  2. What a lovely wandering. I really love that hoar frost. We don’t see much of that around here. I’m sure the girls loved the outing too. Have a relaxing Sunday, Carol. 🙂

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  3. THANK YOU so much for taking us along on your beautiful, virtual adventure! That blast of cold air was refreshing, indeed.

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  4. Karma says:

    Wow, you have some really cool photos in these last few posts. The frost and the frozen fog are just amazing. I missed a lot with you this week! I’ve just caught up on your last three posts. The frozen fog tree is really something. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like that.

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  5. Dawn says:

    That tree is beautiful! The rest of the shots are pretty too! Glad you made the detour…and thanks for sharing!

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  6. pattisj says:

    More white beauties, it’s so pretty in pictures!

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  7. Fog and frost in the same moment! Something I have only seen rarely in my part of the country. Beautiful photos which create a very calm sense of peace and majesty. Keep enjoying your form of therapy. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Heather says:

    Why is the fog so intriguing? It makes places you’ve been numerous times seem new.
    I am glad you made the impulse stop! Mother Nature has been generous with her hoar frost in your area. While I await such a gift over this way, I’ll happily soak up your images.

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  9. Frozen fog… beautiful!

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  10. Kathy says:

    Your photos are truly enchanting, Carol. Love the frozen fog on the tree especially. How delightful to just wander and stop where the heart desires.

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  11. lisa says:

    If one is to do Frozen Fog, that tree is exactly how it’s done! That tree is drop-dead stunning. The sequel is definitely as good as the original! 🙂

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