Tag Archives: Fog

Ravenswood Pond, October Morning, 2022

This was taken about 15 minutes after sunrise,  after the coolest night we’ve had this fall, down around 40 F (4 C). Hardly a creature was stirring and I saw no wading birds.

Sun Rising Behind Big Island, Ravenswood Pond
Sun Rising Behind Big Island, Ravenswood Pond

Ravenswood Pond, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
October 20, 2022

I took almost the same scene a year ago, with more vegetation floating in the pond:
Ravenswood Pond, October Morning

Tundra Swans Through Fog

The Tundra Swans are still hanging out at Bear Island Wildlife Management Area although local lore says they will be heading north any day now.  A flock averaging 300 of these Swans has been coming to this area every winter since the mid 1970s.

On this morning the fog was dense and the air perfectly still. The gnats almost carried us off. The water level in this pond is low and these Swans were wading or sitting in mud rather than swimming.

Tundra Swans in Fog
Tundra Swans in Fog

A few took off and disappeared into the fog before I could even focus on them.

Tundra Swans in Fog
Tundra Swans in Fog

Taken 3/3/2019