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Why Living in the San Francisco area is so great - Reason #3

Why Living in the San Francisco area is so great - Reason #3

"The fog comes on little cat feet ...."
This January morning is a good example of just how quickly the weather changes. This first picture was taken around 7:30 AM. You can see the top of Mount Tamalpais on the left, Tiburon in the middle, and Angel Island on the right:

fog over San Francisco Bay

By 8:10 AM the view had changed to this, with just a hint of Mt. Tam showing:

fog over San Francisco Bay

Last shot, at 8:33 AM:

fog over San Francisco Bayk

Absolutely beautiful! The ephemeral nature helps one focus on the present, and enjoy what IS.

Carl Sandberg's poem says it best:

Fog

The fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

Compass

CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

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Comment balloon 21 commentsLottie Kendall • January 27 2012 12:00PM

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We have visited San Francisco many times over the years and always enjoy the visit.

Posted by Edward & Celia Maddox, EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD (The Celtic Connection Realty) over 7 years ago

Lottie - I am actually in CA right now . . .took the grandkids to Disneyland.  I must say, it IS all about the weather! I love your "reasons to live in SF" series.  I might have to do something like that when I get back to Spokane!

Posted by Valerie Baker, Spokane Realtor (Exit Real Estate Professionals) over 7 years ago

Lottie,  I actually experienced this from my son's living room window in Pacific Heights.  He loves living in San Francisco!  I enjoy visiting :-)

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 7 years ago

Edward and Celia -- I'm glad you enjoy your visits here. There's always something going on! Come again.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 7 years ago

Valerie, next time you come this way, plan a day or two in SF and we can get together.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 7 years ago

Why did I think your son lived in Pacifica or HMB, Kathleen? Where in Pac Heights is he? We're at Jackson & Van Ness.

 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 7 years ago

Lottie... your views from your windows are spectacular.  And, I agree that living in SF is the BEST!!

Posted by Peggy Hughes/pha logistix, inc., SF NYC LA (pha logistix inc) over 7 years ago

Peggy, we're very fortunate to be where we are. I didn't know how much I'd enjoy a view--I'm glad my husband did! (I was opting to be on a staircase!)

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 7 years ago

That view you have is unbelievable!  Amazing how quick that rolled in and right back out!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) over 7 years ago

And by 10:30 is was almost clear-just a wisp across the bay; by Noon crystal clear; at 5:00 PM it was 60 degrees! Glad you enjoyed the pics, Debra.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 7 years ago

Lottie--I have only been to SF twice and both time the weather has been beautiful.  Love the views in your photos.

Temp here in Erie has been 24 most of day, but the wind makes it feel more like zero.  Brrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Yikes, Mary, 24° is COLD! Hate to tell you, but Friday and yesterday were in the 60s here. Come back soon for another visit.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 7 years ago

Wow...pretty. Fog makes everything look so dramatic doesn't it?

Posted by Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M (Rooms With Style) over 7 years ago

Lottie

When I lived in Marina District --- I thoroughly enjoyed the views, especially from the roof top of our apartment bulding on Casa Way. Watching the fog roll in and roll out, and see the Golden Gate framed by the glow of the moonlinght....spectacular

Posted by Pacita Dimacali, Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA (Alain Pinel) over 7 years ago

Perfect poem to go with your photographs.  You make all of us want to visit San Francisco.

Have an outstanding week.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 7 years ago

Char, the fog adds drama to the day--as well as acts as our natural air conditioner.

 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 7 years ago

Pacita, sounds like you changed one down-by-the-bay lifestyle for another one! There's something about being near water ----

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 7 years ago

Lottie - you have to love the way the fog rolls in and out cradled in the valley below the peeks of hills or mountains giving you the impression of being above the clouds.

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Roy, I've always loved that little poem. I don't know if Sandberg was writing about San Francisco in particular, but it surely fits. Do come visit--you'd find a wealth of subjects for photographing, including the lovely Strybing Aboretum

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 7 years ago

Kathy, the fog is mesmerizing, and often adds a bit of mystery to a view. Makes me think of Brigadoon.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 7 years ago

What great photos!  I remember that fog when it would start to roll into the bay area.  Thank you for the memories...:)

Posted by Jennifer Chiongbian, Real Estate Broker - NYC (Specializing in all types of Manhattan apts & townhouses) over 7 years ago

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