Thursday, February 2, 2017

Fog in the Desert

Like rain, we don't get much fog in the desert. When we do, it's a rare treat. The skies aren't pretty, but it creates a nice mood. We drove up to Keys View recently, which is where these shots were taken. The sky was pretty at the lower elevations, but when we got up to Keys View, it was cold, windy, and foggy. This location usually has some of the best views of anywhere in Joshua Tree National Park, but not today!! People say that on a good day you can see all the way to the hills of Mexico.
Hmmm... What view, Grandpa???

Cold and windy, but that didn't slow her down!!




Time to head back to the car!!

Thanks for checking out my moody, gray skies!
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37 comments:

  1. Teaching the grandchild to appreciate fog eh? Nice photographs!

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  2. Very pretty, I imagine fog must be very rare. We've had freezing fog all day today, unusual for us too.

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  3. Really unique! Fun. Your granddaughter will become the new Ansel Adams.

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  4. Definitely some great shots.I like the foggy scenes.

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  5. Beautiful pics. Loved the monochrome clicks.

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  6. Great photos. I love how you are helping teach your granddaughter the value of the outdoors, even when the weather is not great. I grew up in the southwest and fog was a rare mysterious treat and I still love it.

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  7. Wonderful views - despite the fog. I love how fog gives you a different perspective. Everything seems so unworldly. Great photos and sweet little one. K

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  8. Don't think I realised you got fog in the desert must be strange when that happens

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  9. Beautiful captures of a grey windy day!

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  10. I love fog and mist. I don't think I've ever seen it foggy in JT.
    Sometimes, little kids are impervious to cold and heat.

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  11. Wonderful captures in the fog.

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  12. Great photos, offering a totally different perspective of the desert and one I never imagined!

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  13. Indeed a strange phenomena in the desert.

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  14. Hello, I like the foggy views. Your granddaughter is cute, she is bundled up in the cold. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  15. kids have a wonderful sense of what is important. don´t they?

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  16. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE fog in the desert...it is so unusual!

    Yes, the Aguanga metal sculpture garden IS the same as the Anza-Borrego ones. I updated that on my blog and also posted an article about his Aguanga location.
    Cheryl Ann
    We ALMOST went to Joshua Tree yesterday, but hubby said the lightning wasn't good, so we turned around and went home. I fumed for an hour until he made dinner and bought a bottle of wine!

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  17. Fog creates drama! We have lots of fog in these parts, so lots of drama! LOL

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  18. This reminds me of a July visit to New Brunswick and the fog we experienced. Black and white was perfect for your shots.

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  19. Great captures. Think the fog made them interesting and gave some drama to it too

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  20. Beautiful photos, and your granddaughter is gorgeous! :)

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  21. Wow, these are unusual images when living in the desert! No heat, no sun - hard to imagine:) Nevertheless, hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for coming by:)

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  22. Your desert is so mysterious and moody in the fog. Love it.

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  23. Wonderful and unusual photos. I happen to love fog. I like the mystery of it.

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  24. Gosh it does look foggy, how cold does it get there?

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    1. Hi Amy. Because of the elevation (about 5,500'), it's not uncommon to get below freezing during the winter months and get some light snow from time to time. Thanks for stopping by!

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  25. OOh she is a trooper! The gray skies remind me of the Oregon winters we lived with for all those years (but it was everyday, not just a rarity). Your pictures do capture some of the moodiness though -- I might be able to appreciate that now after being in sunny sky winters for many years. Is the pollution from LA affecting that viewpoint even on a good day though?

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    1. Yes, the pollution somewhat, and perhaps even more, dust in the air from the frequent winds sometimes impact the view. You just never know what the conditions will be like during a visit to Keys View until you get there!

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  26. Peter, I love the fog! We see quite a bit of it in our area, especially on our visits to the mountains. The Blue Ridge Parkway frequently is shrouded in mistiness and low hanging clouds. Have you ever noticed how the fog seems to dampen the sound? It's kinda a eerie especially if there aren't many people around. You just never know what will come out of the curtain of gray - a furious animal or psycho! These are fabulous shots. I particularly like the next to the last of the bent tree and rocks - very cool! Oh yeah, I host a not-so Wordless Wednesday meme (goes live at midnight on the day of the hop) that you may like to join (no pressure, just a friendly invite). Thank you for visiting my SWF post and I hope you have a fantastic week.

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  27. Great Wintry images! I love the fog. Your granddaughter clearly had a great day!!

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  28. even the foggy days look lovely in your captures :)

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  29. Interesting place and very moody photos!

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