Thursday, 28 August 2008

Sky Watch Friday - Fog


Last weekend, we ascended a mountain called the RAX,

about 95 km southwest of Vienna and about 2000 meters high.


First it was sunny, but the peak was covered by thick fog.


The wind was icy and sharp and we were glad to reach the refuge.

I am always happy when I am in the mountains,
especially when there are fixed rope routes...

43 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

These clouds are pretty but look like they are angry and chasing someone. Rolling up the hill side. LOL. Nice photos.

See my SkyWatch post here > Canon Pixels

Maria said...

Oh yes, the cclouds were angry and cold and they were chasing US! :)

Ivar Ivrig said...

Somehow angry clouds can be beautiful. Nice catch

me ann my camera said...

I love the openness of your route, it not being covered with trees as the old mountains are in my area. Lovely pictures.

Maria said...

Yes, I love the rocks, too!

Louise said...

The first photo looks like special effects! Great series of photos.

~~Randi~~ said...

Wow, Maria - these pictures are really great! Spectacular! And the nature in your country is SO nice, I know as I've been there few years ago:) It's one of the greatest countries I've ever visited, and I will be back!! Have a nice weekend my friend!

Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect catch for Skywatch! Mine's up too hope you can drop by.... Happy weekend!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Looks like chilly weather for August but you were at a high altitude. I LOVE being in the mountains in summer. ;-)

Titania said...

Hi Maria, great hike and great pictures. It certainly looks like the weather gods had quite a bit of fun with you.

Reader Wil said...

I can understand that it is exiting to walk in the mountains when there is a fog! Kind of mysterious!

Maria said...

Dear friends, thanks for visiting! I must go to sleep now, I am absolutely tired! Good night!

Marit - "Som Mine Dager Er" said...

Great great shots. And you in the rain coat ... almost Norwegian. This is how we dress from november to march ;-)

Titania said...

Danke Maria; ich wuensche dir auch ein schoenes Wochenende. Es scheint du und deine Nichten hatten eine "great time"! wie sagt man schon:"Wehe wenn sie losgelassen." But hey, girls want some fun too! LG.T.

April said...

WOW! You were right up there in the clouds - amazing photos and scenes! I can see why you enjoy climbing. Our family once climbed in the Bavarian Alps - the mountain we climbed was 1600 metres; we started at 700 metres - good terrain overall and we didn't need any special equipment. It was a wonderful experience. At the top there was food and drink.

Bradley Myers said...

Great series of photos for SWF, wonderful clouds.

ayamlin said...

Vienna has not only sea but beach?
wow! It's nice!
when I was a child, I used to think that I could ride on the fog. ahaha.
By the way in Tokyo it's 7 in the morning. I'm off to work.
So I'm writing answer your comment later:)

Ces said...

What dramatic scenery. Maria, you sure go places and they are not ordinary places either. I do love the mountains. I can view your Skywatch photos anytime, everyday! I also like your new avatar. What an adventurere you are!

Dulce said...

So many angry clouds but you face looks rather happy!! :-)

Donna said...

Love those clouds!

Luke Wiley said...

Brilliant clouds!

Pietro said...

Wonderful views for Sky Watch!
It was very cold there, wasn't it?

Angie said...

Beautiful photos, it looks a wonderful place for walking.

Randi said...

Oh....it looks cold. I almost can feel it....brrrr.

Arija said...

Nicht gerade wunderbare Aussicht aber doch schoene Bilder.

Greyscale Territory said...

The swirl of cloud becoming fog is incredible! Great pics!

HFD60 said...

very nice, I can almost feel the cool air...

Fish Whisperer said...

Reall cool clouds. Have a great weekend.
Cheers

John said...

Perfect catch for Skywatch!

Roses and stuff said...

Impressive skies!
/Katarina

Torsdag said...

Hallo Maria,
eine wunderbare Sicht auf den Bergrücken und die wirbelnden Wolken, einfach Natur und "sanfte Gewalten". Es ist bestimmt wunderbar sie so direkt zu geniessen.
Grüsse aus dem Flachland
Hartmut

kj said...

what fun to follow your ascent! plus you have a great smile that makes me want to smile back!

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Maria
Thanks for your visit!
Here in São Paulo(Brasil) we are at the end of winter!
Some days are sunny, with beautiful blue sky, like this in my post!
Your sky is so grey, but so beautiful also!

Have a nice weekend!

Santilli

Richiesliv DÅ och NU said...

WOW! those clouds seems so cozy.

Thanks lot for peeping in. Yea right, every words i uttered in my motto is very true, indeed.

Enjoy your active & wonderful life as I can see. Job well done.

Have a nice w/end.
//chie

Kelly said...

The clouds and skies are really mystical looking! Great set of photos and so mysterious looking. Great job!

Mary said...

Oh what wonderful views! the first photo has such a pretty scroll of a cloud, and the third is all foggy wonderfulness!

Dogwood Daze said...

The first 2 are really marvelous. You're a trooper to go up there to allow us to see your photos!

Jan said...

These are amazing photos.

M.Kate said...

Hello Maria :D
That first picture was mesmerising...so beautiful!! Just wanted to wish you a happy weekend, hugs..

Max-e said...

Looks like a beautiful place to be. Nice shots Maria

Gallicissa said...

Lovely Sky Watch sequence! Thanks for dropping by in my blog. Have a good weekend

soulbrush said...

awesome sky!

Vodka Mom said...

These shots are stunning. Can you come over and help me with my camera? I'll fix the martini's. come right over...