An eerie fog…

In Ireland, nature on July 24, 2012 at 10:20 am

Weatherwise yesterday was a horrible day. From early morning it rained non stop. I managed to duck out any get some fruit and veg and give the dogs a quick walk but apart from that it was an indoors day. Just does’nt seem right to have to stay indoors in July. By seven in the evening the rain had stopped and everything was dead calm. A strange sort of evening. Eerily quiet, everything permeated by damp and then the fog appeared…

I noticed it first at about seven thirty. Sliabh an Iarainn (The Iron Mountain) is usually clearly visible and often bathed in evening sun at this time. Last evening it was almost obliterated by the low-lying fog.

The sky was beautifully streaked with shades of  pink to the east…

and also to the west.

The wispy fog came in from all directions.

Within a short time the whole valley was enveloped in the thick fog.  So quiet…

If you look closely you can just about see one of the wind turbines in this pic. I found it very eerie indeed. It very much reminded me of Hound of the Baskervilles…the 1939 movie starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes. Based on a book written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  it’s a movie I’ve watched many times. Always found it soo scary. Is that a dog I hear howling in the distance!!!! I’m off indoors!!!

  1. Your photos are beautiful and haunting at the same time.

  2. Forget about the hounds, that’s some lycanthrope – quality fog. 😉

    “American Werewolf in London” – the warning from the old man inThe Slaughtered Lamb pub on the foggy night :
    “Stay on the road. Keep clear of the moors.”
    “Beware the moon, lads”

    They should have listened.

  3. Yay Fog! Love the photos of it. We don’t often get a really good fog around here, but I remember one where I was on a bridge over the Charles River and you could see the river anymore. Just the bridge suspended above fog. Loved it.


  4. beautiful sunset. Fog always seems to have that mysterious feel to it. It makes us lose all sense of place and perception. Eerie for sure. shhh, is that a dog I hear baying in the background? heh heh.

  5. Oh, how Stephen King! Great photo’s!

  6. Fog is eerie…but you captured some amazing color in your fog.

  7. I love the purple hue!

  8. Fog is eerie… and it makes me want to hide indoors too! Shame it’s supposed to be Summer 🙂

  9. Lovely mystical fog … very dreamy photos & love the muted pastel colours. Rainy days, I think, are meant for us to just slow down and relax …. 🙂

  10. Wow. Both beautiful and mysterious!

  11. What beautiful photos! You really captured the mood of the evening fog. I can see why it would feel a bit eerie. Thank you!

  12. enjoyable post and superb imagery which captured the fog eloquently

  13. There are a lot of valleys here and we get similar fogs and mists. Sometimes it looks like the hillsides are steaming. It can be very beautiful but I agree not what you want in July.

  14. gaiamethod mentioned that ‘something big is happenig somewhere’. A friend told me that there is A LOT of energy movement right now.
    Jane x

  15. It does look eerie alright. We had a misty fog over the hill too.

  16. The weather we are experiencing is truly weird. We didn’t get the fog but certainly had the rain. And to think there are many places crying out for rain !!

  17. We’ve had days like that here too, not the rain and fog but the eerie stillness! It feels like something big is happening somewhere and you can feel it but you don’t know what it is! Something brewing perhaps…?
    The colours of the sky are beautiful though! They would make a really beautiful homespun/ yarn!!! When I am back in the UK for a month I will spin some up and take a photo for you and show you what it looks like!!!
    Stay safe 😉

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