Thursday, September 07, 2006

Antietam Fog: as much revealed as concealed

This morning the Great Valley was wrapped in a thick blanket of cool fog. I immediately knew two things:

a. I'm never going to be able to find the driveway to the park in this.


b. There's going to be some good photo opportunities at the battlefield.

I was right on both counts.

Antietam National Battlefield is beautiful in all conditions, heavy fog is no exception. The fog turns the monuments into ghostly low-contrast spectres looming out of the moist mist, and every spiderweb becomes like jewelry.

By ten in the morning the magic show was over, and the sun came out on yet another brilliantly beautiful battlefield day.

Plenty of summer left, just north of Sharpsburg.

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