Wish you were here: a postcard

by Jennifer on February 11, 2009

First, I want to thank everyone for your reassuring, thoughtful, concerned  comments on my last post. If the world was filled with people like all of you, things like this just wouldn’t happen. You overwhelmed me with both the number and the strength of your words. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. It still aches for those girls.

This morning, I dropped the kids at school and then, because it was so cold, decided to take a short drive to see if the outlying mountains were covered in snow. (It was 37° F – brr! Yes, I’m aware of my wussityness. That’s totally a word.)  They were, but of course I didn’t have my camera. Before long, I saw that a beautiful, low fog curved along the back of the Salt River. We don’t often get fog here, so this was a rare treat.

I raced home for my camera, and by the time I made it back, a lot of the fog was gone (after just 20 minutes or so). Still, I was able to take some photos that make me happy. I might have even gotten the best of it, with most of it burned off.

Shooting into the direction of the sun made it tricky, but it did light the fog.

Mornings like this make me want not to move away. (For larger photos, click the images.)

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Take a moment to read this beautiful post from Slouching Mom. If life would give us a do-over.

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V-Grrrl February 11, 2009 at 12:38 pm

These are spectacular. I’m so glad you grabbed time for a drive and went back for your camera.

I can see why you will carry this place with you to your new home.

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Chris February 11, 2009 at 2:08 pm

Oh, these photos make me miss the desert. I can almost smell a creosote bush…

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Daryl February 11, 2009 at 2:31 pm

Fog … I was sure it was dust .. regardless they are truly picture postcard perfect!

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tysdaddy February 11, 2009 at 5:02 pm

I may have to break my “Michael’s photos only” rule and steal one of these for The Cheek’s new header . . .

Them’s amazing . . .

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The Redheaded Lefty February 11, 2009 at 6:51 pm

Jennifer, these pictures are amazing. Breathtaking. Good work!

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Ree February 11, 2009 at 7:54 pm

Beautiful. Like clouds that have come down to let us see what they’re really made of.

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Hilary February 11, 2009 at 8:13 pm

Wonderful shots. I snapped a number of fog photos here today too.. though it was a finer and more pervasive fog than the beautiful billows you’ve captured.

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Louise February 11, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Oh, I definitely think the fog burning off is better than when there was more. I could be wrong, but these are fantastic shots!

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Heather February 11, 2009 at 8:43 pm

Wow. Those are some gorgeous shots. I often see “photos” as I’m driving and wish I could stop and take a picture. I almost never do. Perhaps I should try to do that more often. You’ve inspired me.

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the mama bird diaries February 11, 2009 at 9:45 pm

wow… very cool photos.

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Jenn @ Juggling Life February 11, 2009 at 10:45 pm

Thanks for going back for the camera!

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flutter February 11, 2009 at 11:58 pm

I wish you weren’t leaving.

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RiverPoet February 12, 2009 at 6:16 am

Jennifer –

I just got done reading your last 4 posts (yes, I’ve been swamped and unable to get to every blog). Every time I read one of your posts, I’m even more amazed and more certain that you and I would be friends “in person”. You are an amazing woman, and I’m so glad you spoke to the police about the little girl. Thank God no one in your neighborhood suffered from bystander effect (looking the other way).

Beautiful pics, by the way.

Peace – D

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Madge February 12, 2009 at 6:44 am

so beautiful. wish i was there.

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jenrantsraves February 12, 2009 at 7:03 am

I just can’t get over the fact that there is that much beauty so close to you! It has been hard to see the beauty where I am, amidst the gray skies and salt trucks. GAH!

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Indigo February 12, 2009 at 4:56 pm

Truly Beautiful photos! It ‘s almost looks like wisps of smoke curling around in the background rather than fog. Eeriely serene. (hugs)Indigo

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Green Girl February 13, 2009 at 12:05 pm

So pretty–there is nothing quite like clouds and mountains together.

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JCK February 13, 2009 at 4:55 pm

The photos are exquisite. This is so lovely that you are taking the time to enjoy where you are….before you move!

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Ann February 13, 2009 at 6:03 pm

Hasn’t the fog just been INCREDIBLE here lately? I just cannot get enough of it…so moody.

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SarahA March 25, 2009 at 10:25 am

Beautiful, just beautiful.

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