Epiphany

Black Oak in fog, Laguna Mountains, San Diego County, CA. September 2012.

Black Oak in fog, Laguna Mountains, San Diego County, CA. September 2012.

I was on the way home already, from a hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, when I drove into quite thick fog along Sunrise Highway as clouds moved in. Since I love fog, I of course had to stop and wander around a little bit in the fading light (it was getting close to sunset).

And as I quietly and slowly walked along the trail, I heard a sound, turned, and saw a deer jump away and disappear in the fog – and I looked right at this marvelous tree. It was quite a magical moment. It’s the same tree as in the color photo, but with a slightly different, wider framing.

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