Pruina Indulgence

It’s not that the only thing in life is hoarfrost and fog. I know that. It’s just that hoarfrost and and fog are a big part of my own life right now. If Wikipedia is to be trusted, hoarfrost is one of many types of frost, and the name “hoar comes from an Old English…

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Sea of Sun

Yesterday I posted images of atmospheric life at our altitude, all fog and frost. Today, this is the view from several hundred meters above our heads, taken from a ski station web cam that’s twenty minutes from our place. The view is out over Lake Geneva, with the Alps in the distance. All of the…

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Frosted Fig

Last week, I went for a short walk in the late afternoon. It was sunny, and although it wasn’t warm, it was tolerably above zero. Then the temperature plunged, and the first real winter fog of the season settled in. I’m fortunate in that I don’t mind fog. Probably because I grew up along the…

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Seasonal Calendar

On an evening run last night, the sky was blazing while the meadows and paths held strange flying carpets of white. Autumn is creeping in, leaving the first tentative misty patches at ground level before the great fogs of winter settle over the Lake Geneva basin. Time to prepare for the upcoming season. And so…

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