Saturday, September 16, 2006

Groundfog Mountain

Tuesday, fog returned to "groundfog" mountain. It's not really fog, it's the clouds settling in. It's the same stuff that gave the Smoky Mountains their name. This is the worst of our weather. It's particularly blinding in the dark. Visibility decreases to about five feet and in the the dark even less.

So it was as we crept along at less than 5 miles an hour straining to see the side of the road by which to navigate the car from our access road and heading down the mountain to work. Once on the Parkway there is a yellow line down the center which makes it easier and we sped along at 25 miles an hour. I have in the past found myself on the wrong road at times like this.

Our usual earpopping trip down the steep and curving highway #58 (also know as Jeb Stuart highway)past Lover Leap was made even more exciting by our inability to see clearly. Stuart (also named for the above who was born nearby) was clear and we only had to look forward to our return trip.


Anonymous Mrs Lifecruiser said...

Hm... That clouds fog makes me kind of dreamy... Especially if it were 4:30!!!!!

3:11 PM  
Blogger Kasia said...

The photo reminds of the Lord of the rings.It is mysterious, a little bit scary, but beautiful.

3:55 PM  
Blogger The MacBean Gene said...

It's very dreamy at 4:30, Mrs L. Outside it's just dark, very dark.

Lord of The Rings could be set up here, Kasia. In fact there are several roads not far from here named Lochlorian and Rivendale.

6:43 AM  
Blogger Alexander said...

I'm with Kasia on this.
Practically, a flippin' pain.
But very beautiful in being so :)

5:59 AM  

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