Posted: August 3, 2016 in Abandoned, Deserted, Farms, Fog, Photography, Sunrise, Wabi Sabi, Wisconsin

It was the fog that woke me, trailing insistent fingers against my bedroom window, urging me to wake up.

I resisted, burrowed deeper into my bed, but one glimpse of those foggy tendrils grabbed me, pulled me out of my cocoon, and sent me in search of my camera.

Because everyone wants to be wandering around in the fields an hour before sunrise, right?

As usual, I really didn’t know what I was looking for and the first three or four dozen shots I took proved that. I kept walking. Then, I started to play with the ribbons of fog as they wound through the trees and fields.

And then fog around the abandoned farm site.

And then, the first peachy hues of the approaching sun.

And then… And then…

An oddly-stacked gallery from that morning walk, but I found that I was most happy with slices of the landscape, rather than full-on traditional ratios. Please click on any image to view the shots in a gallery format.

One more shot to share. I was out for a little more than an hour and returned home pretty satisfied with my morning’s work. Came in through the back patio doors, put down my camera, took off my wet shoes…and glanced back outside to see this display over my flower garden:


Sunrise plus lingering fog, all filtered through the trees, equals WOW!


  1. jlheuer says:

    I am so glad you post these marvelous morning pictures because then I don’t miss anything being a slugabed.

  2. Peter Bordini says:

    I always enjoy your artistic take on the world around you.

  3. Lignum Draco says:

    What a beautiful morning. Wonderful shots. I’m glad you answered the call.

    On the other hand, if I were to see wispy fingers pointed at me, I’d be running the other way and yelling at Mr Grim Reaper to come back another day. 🙂

    • Thank you–like yourself, I really don’t think of myself as a landscape photographer, so when I get it right I am all Wabi Sabi cartwheels.

      I was going to post a YouTube link to Ralph Stanley singing “O Death” since your last comment made me flash on that, but it took up way too much real estate on the page. Sing it in your head whilst you read the comments. 🙂

  4. Jane Lurie says:

    Your descriptive lead paragraph sets the stage for these fabulous shots, Patricia. The mood is so appealing along with the panoramic crop. Love the silos. And, you finish with a flourish with your fog sunrise shot. 😀

  5. andykidd says:

    Beautiful set of foggy photos. Then to see the sunrise. I love the slices, and envy the fact you can get out of bed even when it’s home and nothing exciting happens there. Well I’m thinking of my home, yours could be much more exciting and worth getting up for. Especially that abandoned farm that is slowly disappearing.

    • Thank you very much, Andy. Please believe me when I say that, if you live “in town,” then you are already far and away ahead in the “Exciting Locales” Olympics. In my closet of Secret Dreams, I live in a condo in a big city where I can take pictures of tall buildings and street scenes all day. 🙂

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