In the fog – Skywatch Friday

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It was a foggy morning at Circle B Bar Reserve when I headed out on the trail in late January. The above tree is usually filled with birds. Not a one in sight.

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Almost as thick as pea soup. It was very humid even though it didn’t feel warm.

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It looked like Alligator Alley trail was the foggiest. People were still heading down the trail in the fog.

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You can really see the spider webs on a day like this.

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A tribute to Alfred Hitchcock. A tree full of vultures across the marsh.

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Female red-winged blackbirds along the trail.

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“Run Forrest Run!” says the black bellied whistling duck across the marsh in the fog.

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I didn’t realize how the sides of the trails were full of spider webs.

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A sandhill crane out in the marsh. This is where they nested two years ago in March but they were just cruising by the morning I was there.

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The sun was finally starting to peek through after an hour. It turned out to be a nice day even though I felt like I was walking around in a shower. Everything was wet from the fog and humidity. When I left Tampa earlier that morning the sun was coming up bright. The farther into central Florida I got, the worse the fog got. At first I was crushed that the sun wasn’t out but it was kind of cool walking around in the fog. The reserve was full of people like it usually is in the winter so it wasn’t like I was alone. By 10am there were traffic jams on the trails.

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20 thoughts on “In the fog – Skywatch Friday

  1. The fog gives an eerie feeling to the surroundings! I’m not sure I would walk down alligator trail when I had limited visibility! You have some great shots here and I love the birds in the previous posts.

  2. Eerie fog …. spooky web images … consider it a blessing to be at the sight before 10AM because after that everyone else showed up. Better to have the quiet time to be able to contemplate your shots. Very nice photographs posted this week for Skywatch Friday.

  3. Amazing shots of the webs — I’m not sure about the wisdom of walking on Alligator Alley ion a day like that! I’m not afraid of them and in fact I love to see alligators, but I wouldn’t want to stumble over one in the fog!

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