The fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
In our town, the fog never moved on! It was there all winter, and WOW! was it cold, since the sun never shown for days and weeks on end. It was not the normal fog that most people are familiar with and are used to creeping in early in the morning and then leaving ("moving on" as Sandburg puts it) like it does on the coast ("harbor and city"). This wintry fog is a phenomenon in the San Joaquin Valley in my home state of California. It's due to a temperature inversion, and is called "Tule fog"-- pronounced tu-lee. It forms after the first good rain fall in Autumn and it stays, because of the high pressure patterns of our weather, all the way through to March, sometimes! Here is a bird's eye view of the huge San Joaquin socked in for the nearly 400 miles of it! If you are familiar with the California coastline, you can probably distinguish the San Francisco Bay area, although I lived in the southern tip of the valley.
|Picture from Wikipedia Tule fog article|
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