|The garden takes on an other-worldly feel|
|Neighbors become nearly invisible|
The fog was so thick that the Los Angeles Harbor below us entirely disappeared.
|This was the view looking southeast from our back garden one morning this week|
|And this is the usual view from that same vantage point|
The gloom didn't bother the birds at all.
But I wonder how the spiders felt about it?
I've read a bit about fog harvesting as a means of collecting moisture in dry climates. The droplets collected on spider webs and plants provides an object lesson on how the technology works.
|The blooms on the Agapanthus are even prettier|
|Respite from the heat of early summer and an extra dose of moisture extends the normally short life of Aquilegia flowers|
|Even succulents like Cotyledon look better with diamonds|
|The buds of Globularia look entirely different decked out in water droplets|
Not everyone likes our June Gloom. When I asked my neighbor if she was enjoying the cool, damp weather, she thought my question was facetious but, in my view, the longer the marine layer remains in place, the better. When it fades out, our temperatures soar and gardening is increasingly limited to early morning and early evening hours. Dare we hope for "No Sky July" and "Fogust"?
Wherever you are, I hope your weekend weather is just the way you like it.
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