Friday, January 25, 2013

Sea Smoke Rising!


I lucked out today and ended up on Conrad's Beach.
Yes it was super cold but look what we saw!


It was everywhere....Sea Smoke!


The same effect when you see steam rising off a surface.


It got my attention that's for sure.


Many tendrils of mist were being siphoned up into the clouds.


As we walked along I noticed the foot prints of someone
who had been here much earlier.


This should give you an idea of how far away this phenomena was from us.


They were dancing along the horizon for as far as the eye could see.


This area used to be a baseball diamond , yes it was in the 1950's!
Hurricane Hazel demolished the land and left these pylons and rocks
in her wake. The mist and the pylons work together in this shot.


This shows you how windy it has been as we walked along.
The sand is covering the snow.


Up and over the further sand dune,
I make sure I'm there first...that's just me.


More sea smoke....really it was everywhere 
and almost made the place seem fantasy like.


You can see frozen salt spray covering these rocks
just another cool angle....


and the sea smoke mimicking the winter dried grasses....


As I gazed from Conrad's Beach,
off in the distance I could see the land bank
which is actually located at the east end of Lawrencetown Beach.
We headed over there after to view this from that vantage point.


SO winter may make you pick up your step,
make you add a few layers for warmth,
make you see your breath...
it however has such beauty that one would not expect
unless you were fortunate to see this in the distance
while we were driving home this morning.

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  1. Oh, I agree - winter has its own stark beauty!

    Your shots are just lovely!

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    1. And I know that you know about Winter's Stark Beauty....thanks Fiona!

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  2. Wow! We're fascinated by the sea smoke and the mist tendrils. Thank you so much for sharing such an amazing scene.

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    1. Oh you are so very welcome...anytime....for you! I hope you got achance to see something you've never seen before.
      Cheers!

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  3. The sea smoke is really neat! I have never seen that effect before....probably never been on a beach as cold as yours! I know our neighborhood lake steams on the first few cold mornings in the fall, but it has none of the drama the sea smoke has!

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    1. Yes, I know what you mean about lakes and streams which is much easier to handle with the temperature factor. My Dad loves extreme in weather for photographs, so he was so excited to capture these.

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  4. Sophie, the last photo of you is one for printing, and framing, and going on the wall. Sea smoke, lovely shots. Snow to water's edge, I have seen that only once in my life. Wrap up , keep those little paws warm. Cheers from Jean

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    1. Yes, the last picture is very cute with the blond tendrils flowing over my face. I trying to figure out if I like my hair long or short...What do you think? I kept warm today because I heeded your words.
      Cheers JeanDoodle!
      Sophie Doodle here!

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  5. We sure did, Jim and Sophie! Thanks!

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  6. Have never seen that before. Just wonderful.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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    1. I suspect it's only visible when it's super cold!

      Shhhiiiivvverrrrrr!

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  7. Wow, you got some beautiful going on there!!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. Thanks you guys....you world is beautiful as well.

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  8. Cold shots! (beyond cool)

    I like the silhouette and the last one, all Sophie!

    Too cold - snow packed footprints still there... weird!

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    1. I was surprised to see the footprints as well, Sharon. I do know how they were made by Mother Nature's creative hands....snow, wind, sand and freezing/thaw! There were actually many feet prints, so cool.
      Sophie send massive hugs and Licks as always!

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  9. Hi S!!
    Amazing pics your Dad took....you have a grat life.
    The last picture of you is great!!

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    1. Cheers!
      I did have a great walk and was so happy to find all this sea smoke!

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  10. Oh wooooow! Like magic :)! Hey, love your hair ;))), very cute! Have a grrreat weekend.

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    1. Yes, it was like magic for sure! My hair is very long right now...I may get a haircut soon! What do you think?

      Sophie Doodle

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    2. You look grrreat, like "Vom Winde verweht" *hehehe* (Gone with the wind?) I love it. And it´s warm for shure, isn´t it? Hm, maybe your dad can wait till spring with the haircut? Because: brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr *lol*

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  11. What a cool thing! I have never seen Sea Smoke before and I love it! I've said it several times but you live in such a beautiful area of the world. Thank you so much for sharing it with us, the photography is top notch!

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    1. I suspect you would see sea smoke along your coastline in winter. Only thing is you have to be there at the right time. That's what happened for us...feeling very grateful!

      Sophie and Ron

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  12. Very cool! Er, should that be very cold, lol?
    I love the snowy footprints in the sand.

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    1. You are right, very cold but we ducked beneath the sand dunes to blow the wind!!!

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  13. nice views. what a great trip. i just love photo #4 & #5. awesome!! hey, Sophie ...you & your Dad have a wonderful weekend. ( :

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    1. Thanks Beth~~~#4 is my better side and #5 is a close up for drama effect! Hope your w/e is nice and relaxin'!!

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  14. Yes, indeed, winter does have its own beauty, especially when you're out taking in the scenery --- and beautiful photos such as these. Every season has something special to offer, doesn't it? Looks like another wonderful adventure, you lucky girl!

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    1. Yes, Martha....I love winter....I think it's because of the WHITE, everywhere which accentuates the skeletons of trees or piece of brush, or grass. It makes bleak look OK! Sophie enjoyed her outing for sure and was so very hesitant about returning. It was a quick trek and home again...coolish!

      Ron

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  15. Oh so gorgeous.
    we have never seen anything more spectacular
    love
    tweedles

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    1. Mother Nature painting the horizon, again! She is very creative!

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  16. That sea smoke is awesome. We thought it was a huge Latte
    Benny & Lily

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    1. Can you just imagine~~~~a skinny latte this HUGE!!!

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  17. Oh, that sea smoke is really neat! And I love the photo of the snow footprint.

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    1. The footprint was one of many.....it just adds to the landscape....yes there are humans around even out here in this blustery cold!

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  18. That is so cool! I have never seen that before, great pictures!
    Ivan

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    1. Apparently, this sea smoke was all along the N.S. coast because someone had sent in a picture to the local TV station meteorologist and displayed on the evening forecast. Love seeing Mother Nature at her best as opposed to her being upset!!

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  19. It's like a visit to Wonderland. Amazing!

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    1. Yes, Mitch...it was so surreal.....everywhere you looked wafts of mist being transported to the heavens!

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  20. Oh Wow!! Gorgeous pictures! It's great to be able to come along with you on this fantasy-like adventure and stay in the warmth of my home. You are a tough trio, that's for sure! Wind! Not a problem! Snow! All the better! Cold! Bring it on! And see - it pays off.. As beautiful as this is in pictures, I'm sure it's even prettier in person! Have fun and stay warm :-)

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    1. Bobbi and Gracie~~~~we would love to experience this with you sometime~~~wouldn't that be the coolest(pun intended) thing ever. You HAVE to wear layers~~~top and bottom~~~or you'll be running back to the car post haste! Sophie never knows when to quit~~~~she's an adventurer at heart and loves including anyone 2 legged or 4 legged that want to experience this winter world we live in!

      CHeers!

      Ron

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  21. Thank you for visiting. It's nice to hear such beautiful words from you. Feel more photos soon. Have a nice day. Greetings from Polish. I follow your blog :) I love it ! Love animals!

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    1. Hello Patrycja....nice to see you again.....I was happy to visit your blog and your pictures are quite lovely. Thanks for following!

      Ron and Sophie

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  22. Hi Sophie! I am in awe of the walk you took at Conrad's Beach with the incredible pictures of the sea smoke. Your #5 photo is simply amazing, one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. I remember Hurricane Hazel. I was living in Charlottetown, PEI, when it hit. I remember my dad going around with a hurricane lamp and battening everything down. Also, I lost a tooth and put it under my pillow for the Tooth Fairy, but SHE DIDN'T COME! I was very upset, but my dad told me the TF couldn't fly in a hurricane and to try again the next night. And she came! I've never forgotten that! This is an awesome post, Sophie! Happy Sniffing!

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    1. #5 almost looks like lightening flashing down....when in actuality it's light mist being dragged upwards....I remember Hurricane Hazel and I remember the number of trees felled on our street...so many. It was very similar to Hurricane Juan in 2003 that downed 14 trees on out property in Lawrencetown...never want to go through that again.
      So you lived Ch'town...Do you know Anne of GG? LOL!
      So happy the TF arrived in Ch'town the next day...not fair if there was a no show!

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    2. Hey Ron! Not only do I know of Anne of Green Gables, my grandmother MacBeath was a second cousin to L.M. Montgomery. I used to swim at the beach in Cavendish (Avonlea). I went to the GG house when I was a small child. Nan told me that people were very upset when Anne of GG was published because some of the characters were based on real people! With H. Hazel, I remember big chestnut trees felled across the street. It was something else!

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    3. This world of ours is becoming more interesting everyday Louise!!!!

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  23. What a fantastic phenomenon to see! Beautiful captures!

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    1. I enjoyed sniffing while Ron ran up and down the beach!

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  24. Sea smoke is magical! :) And these are beautiful photos of.. what used to be a baseball diamond?! Wow! Who'd have thought? The colors are alive, and make me feel refreshed, and i always love to go with you on your walks, Sophie, though i go virtually. :D You had an enchanted day, i can tell!

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    1. Yes a baseball diamond.....can you just imagine having it wiped away in the middle of storm....show up the next day for a game....sorry no game today!!

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  25. Wow, I've never seen sea smoke before. Beautiful photos.

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    1. Actually, this is the 1st time for Sophie and me,too Eileen! I hurried down to the beach when I saw it hovering on the horizon as I was driving home from the city! So happy I did go down!

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  26. Really nice shots Ron! It is clear you know how the camera sees the light. Cheers ME

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    1. Thanks Mark...really I am a novice and just about try anything at anytime...I am learning though as I stumble along...appreciate your comments.

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  27. What a glorious day you had on beach, SophieDoodle! I never heard of sea smoke before ~ the photos and your commentary showed me what it is, so now, yet another new thing has been added to my knowledge store. Thank you, Sophie.

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    1. At any age~~~~we are ready to add to our knowledge base~~~~seriously! Ron didn't know what the phenomena was and you IngerDoodle didn't know either~~~~~and guess what, I certainly didn't know. I friend, a fisher, suggested the term 'sea smoke' and since he's on the water a lot~~~I wasn't going to disbelieve him.....turns out the term was used on TV that night on the weather/news report!!!
      Dontcha just love learning something NEW!!

      SophieDoodleSchnoodleHalfPoodle here!

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  28. I'd never heard the term before either. Nature certainly can come up with some gorgeous ways of expressing itself.

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    1. Hi Ho Sage, my friend!!!isn't this the coolest Mother Nature trick! maybe you might come across something just as cool....keep looking!

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