Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 28: Morning Fog

Sacramento isn't known for fog, unlike the larger City to our southwest, but the Central Valley does get its fair share of tule fog, mostly during the winter.  Some of that fog creeps into and around the Capitol City, especially near the two rivers that border and intersect the western part of downtown and northern part of midtown.  The fog muffles sound and light and can severely reduce visibility, as shown in the photo below of some rather thick winter fog surrounding the Tower Bridge:

This morning, when I headed off to the gym, I was surprised to be greeted by a high layer of white tule fog that completely blocked any sign of the taller buildings on Capitol Mall, which is just two blocks north of the CAC.  The sun gradually started to filter through as I began my swim workout, and for a few brief moments, a small rainbow appeared before the intense blue of the sky emerged into the sunlight. 

I'm so glad I happened to be doing a length of backstroke so that I could catch a glimpse of the half-arc of colours hanging in the sky.  What a lovely way to start off a Saturday morning!


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