Be Happy!

Be Happy!
So much to be thankful for.

Be Happy!
Always bring a smile to your face a twinkle to the eye.

Be Happy!
We chuckle we dance we laugh the night away
and then we start again the next day.

Be Happy!
Nothing better to see than a happy face
with a gigantic smile across your face.

Be Happy!
For life is to short not too.
~Ranie Patridis


The Mask

Tis night the true democracy
When as the day
Like some great Monarch
With his train has passed by
In regal pomp and splendor.

The stars above shine bright for all we know
along the Milky Way.
As jostling crowds in radiant disarray
pass down Broad Boulevard in pageants vast.

We dance we play we parade down the street
wearing our bright colors to our delight
Over our face we wear our mask
To cover our fears
Disguise the sadness
The loneliness within our soul.

Hearing the music in the distance
The laughter of those along the way.
Hiding behind the bright colors
We dress to the occasion we laugh, sing, dancing along the way.

When daylight comes into the shadow we go
Letting our mask fall to our side
Looking inside knowing that for a time
We thought we were happy our fears at bay dancing along the way.

Each one of us playing our part in the
Mardi Gras of Night
Ranie Patridis


In The Foggy Mist

Early in the morning
as the fog dances in
there is a feeling of quietness
that leads to a eerie peacefulness.

The trees are grateful for the mist
they graciously extend their limbs
reaching, reaching for the dew drops
from the falling mist.

In the early morning in the foggy mist
if you look carefully
very carefully
you may see a Trinity Fairy
dancing in the mist.

There she is, do you see her?
Dancing away in the mist.
Funny about the early Foggy Mist
it lets your imagination
works it best.
~Ranie Patridis


Bobby the Cat

Be still, don't move
My mistress may never see me
Cause I am so still.

As I hide here beside this plant
Thinking  and wishing this
plant would get out of my face.

Sit still don't move a muscle
I just might not get caught
There she goes off into another room.
Boy I hope she stays in there for a while
I'm itching to put my paw in one of these planters.

She is back what is that in her hand?
As she puts it up to her face
Calling my name
I look up in disgust
As a flash of light came from that box
She holds up to her face
Dog gone it I'm caught!

Story n Photograph by
Ranie Patridis


Story of an Acorn

I am a little acorn
so proud and strong.

When my time comes
I may choose to become a Oak Tree
food for the forest creatures great and small.

I come from the Oak Tree who graciously
spreads those towering limbs above for shade.
Little by little as the acorn said.
I am healthy and strong a bit proud to say
as I slowly sink into my mossy bed.
Hidden deep in the earth away
hiding from all by day.
As I grew getting stronger each day
My roots grow hidden deep in the earth away.
Downward I send out a thread like root
Going deeper n deeper each day as I sipped the dew.
Striving deeper n deeper attaching myself to the earth
One day up in the air I sprung a tiny shoot,
Day after day and year after year
Up I grew
Little by little my leaves appear
strong and stout as I proudly stand
My splender branches spread far and wide.
Till the mighty Oak Tree is the Forest pride!

I am a little Acorn
so proud and strong.

I fell by the way side
Unable to root.
As I lay upon the ground
I become nourshing food 
for the great and small creatures
of this Forest I love.
Don't be sad for me I say,
Not all of us can be a tree
To be able to give something back
is the grandest gift that I can give.

I am a little Acorn
so proud and strong!
Ranie Patridis


Puzzle Post Card

Time comes, time goes by
as you put the pieces together
one by one.

Sometimes they fit
sometimes they don't
you never give up looking for the right piece.

Tis the puzzle of it all.
Ranie Patridis


Opus n Aura

What is an Opus n Aura?
Heck I don't know
Just a fancy name that I know of
for a zentangle pattern
to me it looks like flowers n leaves
at least my verison of it does
So tell me what do you think an
Opus n Aura
Ranie Patridis



Hello ole Moon
What have you been up too?
I myself been around keeping the earth warm
one day at a time

Hello ole Moon
As we pass by each other
I do hope that your day is pleasant
That we shall meet again one day..

Hello ole Moon
What have you been up too?
Ranie Patridis


My Blue Heron

My blue heron who stands so gracefully
meditating as he stands in the water edges.
What are you thinking on this
beautiful day?
If only I could know....
Ranie Patridis


Little Boys

Little boys come in all shapes and sizes,
Shy and adventurous, full of surprises,
With misshapen halos and mischievous grins,
Small dirty faces, and sweet, sticky chins.
They'll keep you so busy, and yet all the while
Nothing can brighten the world like their smile.
And no greater treasure has brought homes more joy
Than a curious, active, and lovable boy!


Zentangle Delightfulness 1

One line upon a line
as the saying goes.
Each line becomes a symbol
a character to behold.
As they grow become as one
there you have it a
zentangle of your own.
Ranie Patridis


Pumpkin Delight

I'm a little pumpkin
Orange and round.
Here is my stem,
There is the ground.
When I get all cut up,
Don't you shout!
Just open me up
And scoop me out!


This Week Challenge


We are to focus on the Paradox pattern from Zentantle.com we may add to it, but the focus should be on the paradox pattern.

Digitally Frame

I had a hard time with this challenge a online friend of mine that I have known for a few years now gave me the news that she has 6 months to live. Sorta shook me up needless to say. The original challenge I could not wrap my head around, so I decided on this challenge instead. I didn't realize it till it was completed that the Paradox pattern looks like a cross.




Made for PaperScrap
Front View
Back View
Both front and back are Hand Drawn.
Medium: Ink and Watercolor


Rolo Art

Made for Linda4atc
Front View

Collage with original background
Back view
Hand drawn
Medium: Ink and Watercolor



Let's be Square

This week challenge we are to focus on the form of a square. We are to have at least a minimum of 2 squares if not more. We may add to it, the main focus though is on the square.



You tell what you are by the friends you seek,
By the very manner in which you speak,
By the way you employ your leisure time,
By the use you make of dollar and dime.
You tell what you are by the things you wear,
By the spirit in which you burdens bear,
By the kind of things at which you laugh,
By the records you play on the phonograph.
You tell what you are by the way you walk,
By the things of which you delight to talk,
By the manner in which you bear defeat,
By so simple a thing as how you eat.
By the books you choose from the well-filled shelf;
In these ways, and more, you tell on yourself.
Author Unknown


This Week Challenge

I am a bit late posting this


This week challenge we are to learn a new pattern the Swirl from Zentangle.com

We are to add the beeline pattern and a pattern that you designed yourself.


Catching Up

Wow a lot has happen since I've been back in here ..*smile*.. I sorta got side track. Over at ATCsforALL we were voting for what we thought would be the next year place for the AFA Gathering that they held each year. Portland, Oregon was in the lead, then New York and Texas. So us West Coast ATC Artist just knew that we were going to have a AFA Gathering and were we excited! ..giggle.. Well to our great disappointment we discovered instead of being first we were last due to not having enough experience if I understood that right. Anyway it was mention to me that they would love to see more Regional Gatherings. At first I back off thinking I can't do this I'm a Country Girl but the more I thought about it the more I wonder so I open a forum asking all California members if they would be interested. To my amazement they are! Yes, you guess it that is where I have been organizing spending a lot of time on the computer helping CentralCaliGrrrl who has graciously volunteer to help. Poor thing, I don't think she realize what she was getting into I know I didn't, but, are we having fun. We are planning to hold this event
in Monterey, California that is where the majority voted for on April 30th & May 1st 2010 we will be checking in Friday holding an all day event on Saturday. As soon as we figure out which Hotel we will be staying at I'll be posting the details. Well my friends thank you for being so patient with me I promise to post some art real soon!....



If any little word of ours
Can make one life the brighter;
If any little song of ours
Can make one heart the lighter;
God help us speak that little word,
And take our bit of singing
And drop it in some lonely vale
To set the echoes ringing.
If any little love of ours
Can make one life the sweeter;
If any little care of ours
Can make one step the fleeter;
If any little help may ease
The burden of another;
God give us love and care and strength
To help along each other.
If any little thought of ours
Can make one life the stronger;
If any cheery smile of ours
Can make its brightness longer;
Then let us speak that thought today,
With tender eyes aglowing,
So God may grant some weary one
Shall reap from our glad sowing.
Author Unknown



Zentangle Post card
When I think of Spring I think of flowers
I can't wait for the first bulbs to poke their heads
through the snow.
When I think of Summer I think of flowers
as they gracefully nod their beautiful heads
in the dry summer breeze.
When it warm n hot you can't help but smile
when you see their beauty surrounds you.
When I think of Fall I think of flowers
I see that they are slowly giving way to Winter
They are beautiful their heads are bowing humbly
for they know that Spring is round the corner.
When I think of Winter I think of flowers
For in my window sill my succelent plant
blooms the most beautiful pink flowers that put
a smile on this face.
So yes, when I'm down and discourage
I look toward my Heavenly Father
Asking for his help and just like the flower
one of his beautiful creation
he always puts a smile on my face.
Ranie Patridis



When you feel like saying something
That you know you will regret,
Or keenly feel an insult
Not quite easy to forget,
That's the time to curb resentment
And maintain a mental peace,
For when your mind is tranquil
All your ill-thoughts simply cease.
It is easy to be angry
When defrauded or defied,
To be peeved and disappointed
If your wishes are denied;
But to win a worthwhile battle
Over selfishness and spite,
You must learn to keep strict silence
Though you know you're in the right.
So keep your mental balance
When confronted by a foe,
Be it enemy in ambush,
Or some danger that you know.
If you are poised and tranquil
When all around is strife,
Be assured that you have mastered
The most vital thing in life.
Grenville Kleiser


This Week Challenge

This week challenge over at Zentangle with a Twist we are learning to draw the OPUS/with an AURO from the Zentangle.com newsletter. For the life of me I just could not wrap my head around this pattern. Staying true to my self, the type of art that I draw, I drew my own version of the OPUS pattern plus adding a couple of other patterns to enhance it.

Digital frame added.
Designed and Hand-drawn by Ranie Patridis


Zentangle Lightening Bolt

Medium: Ink and Watercolor
traded to Linda4atc



The folks at home half the time are thinkin' about dirt;
It sort of gives 'em horrors an' they act as if it hurt;
The sight of just a little makes 'em daffy as can be-
They're always washin' somethin', and half the time it's me.
It ain't because I wet my feet that gives me colds and such;
"Tain't runnin' round that keeps me thin-it's cause I'm washed too much.
It does no good to tell 'em, they're so stubborn, but I hope
That some day they'll discover what deceitful stuff is soap.
I tell you very often when my hands was clean and white
I've gone along to wash 'em 'cause it did no good to fight.
When I stuck'em in the basin, it was plain enough to see
The soap would make the water as dirty as could be.
If folks would give me half a chance with soap that didn't cheat,
I guess they'd be surprised to find I'm nacherally neat;
I'd take on flesh and leave off havin' colds and' such, I know.
And no one would complain about the parts of me that show.
Burges Johnson


Zentangle with a Twist Challenge

Lightening Bolt

This week challenge we are to zentangle a ATC with a lightening bolt somewhere on the card. This card here represent my feelings from this past week which I spent with my family. My heart goes out with love and the lightening bolt represent the strike of sadness upon having to leave them. My little nephew and niece are so precious growing up so fast and my parents are aging.
Time is flying by.



I watched them tearing a building down,
A gang of men in a busy town;
With a ho-heave-ho and a lusty yell
They swung a beam and he sidewalk fell.
I asked the foreman: "Are these men skilled,
And the men you'd hire if you had to build?"
He gave a laugh and said: "No indeed!
Just common labor is all I need.
I can easily wreck in a day or two
What builder have taken a year to do!"
And I thought to myself as I went my way,
Which of these roles have I tried to play?
Am I a builder who works with care,
Measuring life by the rule and square?
Am I shaping my deeds to a well-made plan,
Patiently doing the best I can?
Or am I a wrecker, who walks the town,
Content with the labor of tearing it down.


Zentangle Book Page

Made for Linda4atc
Host: Linda4atc
ATCsforALL Art Group
Size 5x7


Zentangle Book Page

Made for Bright-Sparks
Host: Linda4atc
ATCsforALL Art Group
Size 5x7


Zentangle Book Page

Made for Kat
Host: Linda4atc
ATCsforALL Art Group
Size 5x7


Zentangle Book Page

Oriental Delight
Made for Adifferentstory
Host: Linda4atc
ATCsforALL Art Group
Size 5x7


Zentangle Book Page

Made for Patti
Host: Linda4atc
ATCsforALL Art Group
Size 5x7


Zentangle Book Page

Under the Sea
Made for LindyLu
Host: Linda4atc
ATCsforALL Art Group
Size 5x7



There was a tumult in the city
In the quaint old Quaker town,
And the streets were rife with people
Pacing restless up and down-
People gathering at corners,
Where they whispered each to each,
And the sweat stood on their temples
With the earnestness of speech.
As the bleak Atlantic currents
Lash the wild Newfoundland shore,
So they beat against the State House,
So they surged against the door;
And the mingling of their voices
Made the harmony profound,
Till the quiet street of Chestnut
Was all turbulent with sound.
"Well they do it?" "Dare they do it?"
"Who is speaking?" "What's the news?"
"What of Adams?" "What of Sherman?"
"Oh, God grant they won't refuse!"
"Make some way there!" "Let me nearer!"
"I am stifling!" "Stifle then!
When a nation's life's at hazard,
We'Ve no time to think of men!"
So they surged against the State House,
While all solemnly inside,
Sat the Continental Congress,
Truth and reason for their guide,
O'er a simple scroll debating,
Which, thought simple it might be,
Yet should shake the cliffs of England
With the thunders of the free.
Far aloft in that high steeple
Sat the bellman, old and gray,
He was weary of the tyrant
And his iron-sceptered sway;
So he sat, with one hand ready
On the clapper of the bell,
When his eye could catch the signal,
The long-expected news to tell.
See! See! The dense crowd quivers
Through all its lengthy line,
As the boy beside the portal
Hastens forth to give the sign!
With his little hands uplifted,
Breezes dallying with his hair,
Hark! with deep, clear intonation,
Breaks his young voice on the air.
Hushed the people's swelling murmur,
Whilst the boy crys joyously;
"Ring!" he shouts, "Ring! Grandpapa,
Ring! oh, ring for Liberty!"
Quickly, at the given signal
The old bellman lifts his hand,
Forth he sends the good news, making
Iron music through the land.
How they shouted! What rejoicing!
How the old bell shook the air,
Till the clang of freedom ruffled,
The calmly gliding Delaware!
How the bonfires and the torches
Lighted up the night's repose,
And from the flames, like fabled Phoenix,
Our glorious liberty arose!
That old State House bell is silent,
Hushed is now its clamorous tongue;
But the spirit it awakened
Still is living-ever young;
And when we greet the smiling sunlight
On the fourth of each July,
We will ne'er forget the bellman
Who, betwixt the earth and sky,
Rung out, loudly, "Independence";
Which, please God, shall never die!


Zentangle Book Page Swap

Made for Smtheus
Host by Linda4atc
ATCsforALL Art Group
Size 5x7


Altered Domino

Over at Altered Dominos and Other Altered Games
our challenge was to altered a domino and the theme was Heart
we were to embellish them with wire, beads and anything else we would like.
This goes to Shell-Shell



This week challenge that I am hosting over at ATCsforALL at Zentangle with a Twist we are to take 2 patterns the beeLine and the Cadent plus a circle/partial circle add our own patterns come up with something interesting and fun.



Riches I hold in light esteem,
And Love I laugh to scorn;
And lust of fame was but a dream
That vanished with the morn:
And if I pray, the only prayer
That moves my lips for me
Is, "leave the heart that now I bear,
And give me liberty!"
Yes, as my swift days near their goal,
'Tis all that I implore;
Through life and death a chainless soul,
With courage to endure.
Emily Bronte


Zentangle Book Page

Linda4ATC is hosting a Zentangle Book Page swap over at ATCsforALL. Being part of this group we each received 7 pages to zentangle. My first page is going out to Robin, she is such a delightful person her art is so whimsy and special. I had no problem deciding what I wanted to zentangle for her I immediately got to work here is what I came up with.

Mushroom Zentangle


Artist Trading Cards can be very addicting. I have been making these cards now for over 2 years now. It always amazes me about these cards. I think the reason I love making them they are something that I can finish within a reasonable time. You never know with what you may trade for either. I have learned to be open minded and trade with anyone each card is unique in its own way. And, I'm delighted that each Artist is different some are more advance than others but heck we all can' t be the same now can we. Here is a card I did for the

"Lets Get Stitching2" Swap
over at



I have been getting this little magazine in the mail from Hope International it has the nicest little articles in it. I just have to share this one with you.

On the outskirts of a small town, there was a big, old pecan tree just inside the cemetery fence. One day, two boys filled up a bucketful of nuts and sat down by the tree, out of sight, and began dividing the nuts. "One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me," said one boy. Several dropped and rolled down toward the fence.
Another boy came riding along the road on his bicycle. As he passed, he thought he heard voices from inside the cemetery. He slowed down to investigate. Sure enough, he heard, "one for you, one for me. One for you, one for me." He just knew what it was. He jumped back on his bike and rode off. Just around the bend he met an old man with a cane, hobbling along.

"Come here quick," said the boy, "you won't believe what I heard! Satan and the Lord are down at the cemetery dividing up the souls." The man said, "Beat it kid, can't you see it's hard for me to walk." When the boy insisted though, the man hobbled slowly to the cemetery. Standing by the fence they heard, "One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me." the old man whispered, "boy, you've been tellin' me the truth. Let's see if we can see the Lord.
Shaking with fear, they peered through the fence, yet were still unable to see anything. The old man and the boy gripped the wrought iron bars of the fence tighter and tighter as they tried to get a glimpse of the Lord. At last they heard, "one for you, one for me. That's all. Now let's go get those nuts by the fence and we'll be done."

They say the old man made it back to town a full 5 minutes ahead of the kid on the bike.
submitted by Diana Olson
Hope International Magazine
Well that just tell ya, you can't always believe what you think you see or hear.
Gotta get the facts first!


D is for Donuts

Doesn't this make you hungry?
D is for Donuts it sure makes me hungry. The Doc says I have Diabetes to be exact I have high blood sugar meaning I got to cut back on food that is high in starch n sugar. Poor Doc he is trying to get me to take that Diabetes pill I'm not going for it. ..giggle.. I have brought my sugar level down a whole lot through diet and exercise. Still have more to come down, but, for now I'm not considering that pill.



Still sits the school-house by the road,
A ragged beggar sunning;
Around it still the sumachs grow,
And blackberry-vines are running.
Within, the master's desk is seen,
Deep scarred by raps official;
The warping floor, the battered seats,
The jack-knife's cared initial;
The charcoal frescoes on its wall;
Its door's worn sill, betraying
The feet that, creeping slow to school,
Went storming out to playing!
Long years ago a winter sun
Shone over it at setting;
Lit up its western window-panes,
And low eaves' icy fretting.
It touched the tangled golden curls,
And brown eyes full of grieving,
Of one who still her steps delay
When all the school were leaving.
For near her stood the little boy
Her childish favor singled;
His cap pulled low upon a face
Where pride and shame were mingled.
Pushing with restless feet the snow
To right and left, he lingered;
As restlessly her tiny hands
The blue-checked apron fingered.
He saw her lift her eyes; he felt
The soft hand's light caressing,
And heard the tremble of her voice,
As if a fault confessing.
"I'm sorry that I spelt the word:
I hate to go above you,
Because,"-the brown eyes lower fell.-
"Because, you see, I love you!"
Still memory to a gray-haired man
That sweet child-face is showing.
Dear girl! the grasses on her grave
Have forty years been growing!
He lives to learn, in life's hard school,
How few who pass above him
Lament their triumph and his loss,
Like her,-because they love him.
John Greenleaf Whittier



Wouldn't this old world be better
If the folks we meet would say-
"I know something good about you!"
And treat us just that way?
Wouldn't it be fine and dandy
If each handclasp, fond and true,
Carried with it this assurance-
"I know something good about you!"
Wouldn't life be lots more happy
If the good that's in us all
Were the only thing about us
that folks bothered to recall?
Wouldn't life be lots more happy
If we praised the good we see?
For there's such a lot of goodness
in the worst of you and me!
Wouldn't it be nice to practise
That fine way of thinking, too?
You know something good about me,
I know something good about you?
Louis C. Shimon


E is for Eggplant

E is for Eggplant

Another Alphabet Zentangle for my collection. I have one more to show then I'm done for a while till the muse hits me to draw another alphabet.


F is for Fish

F is for Fish
Another alphabet Zentangle


G is for GRAPES

Now n then, I have been working on drawing the alphbet Zentangle style on ATC's size. Here is G as in G is for Grapes.....


Dragonfly Delight

Dragonfly Delight
I hosted a Butterfly and Dragonfly over at ATCsforALL at the Zentangle with a Twist Social Group.
This is just one of them, later on I'll be posting more as I drew my cards for the different swaps and trades I was in.
What I love most about ATCs is the size, the ability to be able to draw get it done and go onto another project. I find this very comforting and fun plus I love sharing with you all!


Rural Health Care

This past week Mike and I was at our Local Health Service Clinic for our 3 month check-up. While there we discovered that our Governor of California is planning to shut down our medical clinics in Rural California claiming it will save the State a whole lot of money. Which to be honest I do not quiet understand this, what is more expensive Rural Clinics or having everyone run to the Emergency Center at the Hospital for every little thing. I don't quiet get Politicians and their way of thinking. Anyway back to our clinic while there they were making this film for You Tube.com about what is going on with Rural Clinics. We need our rural clinics desperately, please go watch this at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0cQWSFERe4 Thank you!



When we on simple rations sup
How easy is the washing up!
But heavy feeding complicates
The task by soiling many plates.
And though I grant that I have prayed
that we might find a serving-maid,
I'd scullion all my days, I think,
To see her smile across the sink!
I wash, she wipes. In water hot
I souse each dish and pan and pot;
While Taffy mutters, purrs, and begs,
And rubs himself against my legs.
The man who never in his life
Has washed the dishes with his wife
Or polished up the silver plate-
He still is largely celibate.
One warning: there is certain ware
That must be handled with all care:
The Lord Himself will give you up
If you should drop a willow cup!
Christopher Morley
On another note today is
let us honor our Verterans by flying the Flag!


If thou of fortune be bereft,
And thou dost find but two loaves left
To thee-sell one, and with the dole
Buy hyacinths to feed thy soul.
But not alone does beauty bide
Where bloom and tint and fragrance hide;
The minstrel's melody may feed
Perhaps a more insistent need.
But even beauty, howe'er blent
To ear and eye, fails to content;
Only the heart, with love afire,
Can satisfy the soul's desire.
James terry White


Butterfly Zentangle

With Spring here now it is the beginning of Summer
I decided to host a
Butterfly and Dragonfly Zentangle challenge.
At the time I was doing this my computer went down. Boy is it hard to host a group when you can not share anything.
This is one of my drawings that I did I'll be sharing the others later.



Real adulthood is the result of two qualities:
The process of developing them together
in balance is called maturing.
J.W. Jepson


JOY RIDE .....

As I continue my saga of Joy Ride I left you at the Restaurant where we had a delightful lunch. We all had fish n chips the best I have ever eaten it was really good. We left there started heading home just as the fog was beginning to come in. In some section it was very cold thankfully I had my sweat shirt on. We headed back to Hwy 36 to come home. On the way back as you can see in this picture we stop up on South Fork the guys were checking out our trike trying to figure out why they kept smiling gas. That my hubby showing the best side of him looking under the trike. we discover later that it had to do with the reserve gas tank. We believe we have the problem solved hopefully. Well that is the end of this saga we had a delightful day still put a smile on our face when we think of it.


Joy Ride....

As I continue with our story, Rhonda and I was looking over the side of the wharf looking for seals. We did not see a one. We looked and looked then over on the beach we saw a seal in the distance we decided it must have been dead. But I couldn't figure out why people where over there staying a good distance from the seal. I wish I had gone over there now and taken a picture but I did not instead I kept looking down upon the ocean looking for a seal. As you see in the picture I took pictures of the rocks and ocean instead ..giggle.. it was so much fun and can you believe when we finally left the wharf to join the guys at the resturant off in the distance just about where we were there were 2 heads bobbin out of the water!


Joy Ride

Mike and I have been riding on Sundays with a group of friends. We have been having so much fun. On this little ride we went to Trinidad we ate at a little resturant on the ocean had the best fish n chips. Fantastic! Rhonda and I walk down on the wharf to see what everyone was catching. Well we did not see anything it appears that nobody had caught anything yet. The children were having a blast fishing. I decided that I should take some pictures for inspiration for my drawing. I thought to myself well, here is a boat I've been wanting to try my hand at this. This was all I needed to pull my camera out. I started clicking here n there all over the place. As you can see it was a beautiful day. The coast was clear as a bell, the fog was out. But by the time we left and started heading back home the fog was coming in. Boy is that fog cold and damp.