Fog


Clouds roll over the Plateau bringing rain and snow. In summer or early fall, when the air is humid, they often lie low creating a blanket of fog which starts thick in the morning and sometimes dissipates, revealing a bright blue sky. Nomads don’t like fog; animals disappear from view and become prey to wolves and foxes. Elders love to tell tales of devils and fairies that snatch children in the fog, which delight them and make them shiver in spite of the warmth and safety of the kang they are snuggling on. The fog makes our photo shoots at Norlha unpredictable. If we seek it, it may not come, but if we don’t it could suddenly roll in from a clear sky. We make do, for interesting results.