I wonder if the fog came because the water is warmer than the air or if it was the other way around. We had a very foggy morning the other day because of the warm air over the cold snow.
I like fog. It can be very pretty.
I’m thinking that must be like our sea fog: warm, moist air flowing over colder water. We can get sea smoke when a really dramatic cold front rolls in, but that requires air that’s much colder than the water, and it’s hard for me to imagine your air is colder than the water… although, now that I think of it, it could be. (Ah, ha! I found the USGS table for the Flathead. Of course I don’t know exactly where this is, but their reported water temperature for today at some location was 34.5F. Cool! (In every sense of the word.)
In mid winter here the air is almost always colder than the water, sometimes as much as forty or fifty degrees colder. There are, however, times when a chinook wind can reverse the conditions, usually in late winter.
Your photos add peacefulness and beauty to my day! Love those blues. We had a lot of fog here (eastern Long Island NY) last night, the air is warmer than the ground, I assume, although we are also surrounded by water here, so maybe that played into it. Fog is so quiet, mysterious, enveloping, particularly at night.