Fog and Rain Drops on the Flowers

Fog isn’t a common occurrence here, but a nice thick blanket of it can roll in any time of the year. This past week-end, we woke up to an icy temperature of just two degrees above freezing, misty rain, and fog.

09-fogFrom inside the cozy house, the view outside was quite dramatic. With most of the background masked, the fading but still bright yellow Tulips and rows of Grape Hyacinth (Muscari) were much more intense in color.

09-pasqueTiny water droplets coated the fuzzy seed heads of the Pasque Flower (Anemone pulsatilla).

09-roseThis hardy Rose will have flowers much like the native Alberta Wild Rose, but the leaves have almost a blue cast to them.

09-poppyWeighed down by their coat of water droplets, the Iceland poppies draped over the small Grape Hyacinths.

By early afternoon, the temperature had climbed to a balmy 5 degrees above freezing. The weatherman was confidently predicting a temperature of 19C. Normally we wouldn’t believe such nonsense, but sometimes we just hope for a miracle and go ahead with the plans we had made.

In this case, it was a ride on the Harley. We bundled up in all our layers, and headed off to meet with friends. Half an hour later the sun broke through and the rest of the trip we enjoyed a relatively balmy 13C temperature.

I like days like that. The morning was so extremely different from the afternoon that it was like having two days in one!

18 thoughts on “Fog and Rain Drops on the Flowers

    1. Hi Maine. Glad you like the photos. I also like the orange poppies the best! Interestingly, that particular clump of poppies isn’t supposed to be orange. I wanted white poppies there, to complement the pink flowers in that bed.


  1. Hi Margie,
    Oh my that is freezing, I have never been in temperature below freezing let alone 0, I don’t know if I would be able to leave the house. 🙂 ( I live in the part of OZ that is in the tropics)
    I love the photo’s, the garden is really beautiful.


    1. Hi Magsx2. I can’t imagine never having been in freezing weather! I have hardly any experience with the tropics, but I would imagine it has some extreme weather too.


  2. I agree with the Car Guy! Great photos – you are really getting the hang of the depth of field stuff! Awesome!!


    1. Thanks CG’s Sister! But honestly, the only setting I had to make on the Car Guy’s camera was to set it to AFmacro. Then every time the flash popped up, I pushed it back down… I am just a mere novice in comparison to all of you who are experienced photographers!


  3. What a beautiful garden, I love these photos. We are also experiencing serious bouts of fog. This morning is a thick blanket of white, should make for an interesting walk to work. We are also without water for 36hrs. Che vita.


    1. Hi Jennifer. Fog really makes the world look different, doesn’t it!
      It should be an interesting challenge for you to be without water for 36 hours!


  4. LOL! That’s what I do when my camera insists on using flash and I don’t want to. I know there is a button to push that turns the flash off, but I don’t know where that is. Hmmm…maybe it’s time to actually read the manual. Ya’ think? Gorgeous photos! Loved the one with the orange poppies against the purple hyacinths.


    1. Hi CE. I don’t know enough about my husband’s camera to turn the flash off. But it is a very obliging camera – if I keep the shutter pushed down half way, and push the flash down, it stays down when I take the picture!
      Glad you enjoyed the poppies!


  5. Wow! You have really outdone yourself this time. I would love to see what you could do with the sunsets we get here at the cabin. Pat keeps trying to get the ultimate shot!


  6. Your yard looks wonderful with the fog gently laying over it. Thanks for sharing.


    The fog comes
    on little cat feet.

    It sits looking
    over harbor and city
    on silent haunches
    and then moves on.

    Carl Sandburg


    1. Hi CW. I was given framed family photos for Christmas to put up at the cabin. When you are out there next you can look at them and decide what you want to add.


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