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A Foggy Morning Walk

I had the beach to myself

Kim Zuch
For Awe
Published in
4 min readFeb 4, 2024

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Photo by Kim Zuch.

One Tuesday morning, I decided to go for a walk in the park before work. A layer of fog covered the lake, and it started to lift as the sun rose higher over the mountains.

The morning was quiet. A gentle breeze made ripples over the water in the lake. I heard a few magpies calling out to each other. I could also hear cars on the freeway, over two miles away.

Photo by Kim Zuch.

The fog was almost eerie. I couldn’t see the mountains behind me or across the lake. This tree must have blown into the lake during the last major windstorm. We had gusts reaching almost 90 miles per hour in the valley.

Hurricane force winds blew a strong winter storm over the Sierra Nevada mountains. The snow didn’t last long, and neither did the wind, but we still see signs that it was there.

Photo by Kim Zuch.

I like the muted sounds, the shroud of grey, and the silence that comes with fog.
Om Malik

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Kim Zuch
For Awe

I write about nature, birdwatching, the outdoors, and conservation issues. I like to share pictures and sometimes my dogs show up. Twitter: @kimclawson2