I left the house early this morning and as I turned onto the main road, my gaze zeroed in on the mist in the distant valley. What a beautiful sight and one of my favorites!
What couldn't a writer do with that above scene?
I researched some about mists and found out a few facts:
- What's the difference between a mist and a fog? the visibility. It's a fog if the visibility is one kilometre or less.
- What's the difference between a mist and a haze? Seen from a distance, mists are bluish; hazes are brownish.
- Where are mists seen most often? Around shores and water.
Mist is a phenomenon of small droplets suspended in air. Scotch Mist refers to a light, steady drizzle, the name being typical of the Scottish penchant for understatement.
Steam (evaporation) fog
Fog Shadow of a tree
I suppose that's why many different cultures hold strong religious and superstitious associations with fog and mists.
Spooky, mystical, haunting, lonely, scary, romantic, beautiful.
- What couple wouldn't want to take a romantic walk over those hills in the first picture of this blog?
- What person wouldn't be scared silly with someone after them in a fog (or mist) like on that Greek mountain?
- What person wouldn't be lonely in a cabin surrounded by fog day after day with no human contact?
May your hours of reminiscence be filled with days of good cheer and weeks of pleasant memories.