Photo date: January 4, 2017. Photographer: Mark Mahin.
In various tales and legends, the hero comes to a gate that is guarded by some supernatural or paranormal presence that is blocking the entrance (maybe a winged lion, or some such thing) The image below reminds me of such tales. We see a mysterious orb lingering near an open gate.
There was no fog, mist, rain or precipitation on this night. The air quality listed on airnow.gov was "good." The pollen count listed on pollen.com was "low," with a level of 0.1.