Vapors

March 29, 2016 by

Originally published on Blogspot Sunday, January 31, 2016

Something simple, intriguing, beautiful, and relaxing
(better when looked at in a larger window)

Maybe we should all take some time out of our busy schedules just to quietly observe nature a little more.

When the sun rises on a cold morning here in North Carolina, it begins to heat surfaces covered with frost. It creates a display from these objects which resembles smoke from a fire, but is merely water vapor. It's simple and beautiful in a way. It's almost hypnotic. In a gentle breeze, the wind blows the vapor away. With little breeze, it can create small whirlwinds. And it's not destroying anything.
Maybe it's just my inquisitive psyche or something else about my nature, but taking time to watch the vapor rise and a gentle breeze blow it away seems relaxing for some reason. It's like a gentle snowfall.
This particular event lasts about 10-15 minutes on a morning when there's a fair amount of frost.

P.S. This is not an ad for Luxor. That just happens to be the cover on the outdoor grill.

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