Treasure Box Wednesday: The Fog Crept in on Little Cat Feet


Just a little bit of hometown photography for you in the Treasure Box this week. These shots were taken on one fascinatingly foggy morning here in Pittsburgh.

The time? Around 7:30 a.m. The place? On the rooftop of the office building where I work. And while yes, indeed, there was work to be done, there are days it simply has to wait a few precious moments while the mesmerizing beauty of nature gives a twirl on the stage.


You're looking here from Pittsburgh's South Side to the downtown city... or what hasn't fully vanished into the fog.

This is one of Pittsburgh's many bridges, peering through pinkish clouds. A blue sky behind teases of the sunny day we were about to have...


Yet a 180 turn, and the South Side Slopes have vanished under a gray layer of mist...


And above small business rooftop, church spires silhouette against the awakening day...


On a morning like this, you feel sure the sky goes on forever...


And every second or two brings a slight change in the light, the color, and the cloud...


Thanks for sharing this little moment with me here among sky and cloud today!

If not, may your skies this week be sunny ones.

17 comments:

Bird said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures! Early morning is so atmospheric.

Thrift Shop Romantic said...

Bird- It's never the same twice... I often wish I could take pics on the commute in. But my fellow commuters are, I imagine, grateful that I don't try. :)

Sher said...

Great shots! BTW, Listerine claimed to be the cure for several ailments - until they were made to remove those claims from their labels! ;)
Hugs,
Sher

Da Old Man said...

The picture of the city just reminded me of every "end of the civilized world movie." Foreboding. I guess the soundtrack determines it. I played in my mind some ominous dark tune, and it looked daunting.
Yet, with the Annie soundtrack, the photo is so beautiful. I expect bluebirds chirping.

Yeah, I have a lot of free time. :)

Thrift Shop Romantic said...

Da Old Man- The ride in really felt like a mixture of a haunted forboding and hope in some ways... The drive over the bridge was entirely covered in gray fog, and I couldn't see the city at all. And then things began to open up. I drive around with my camera now, because I've missed too many beautiful, atmospheric moments in the past.

Thrift Shop Romantic said...

Sher- Ah! Interesting bit of Listerine history there! It was certainly one that made me say, "Huh?" when I read it.

chyna said...

I'm just in awe of the houses. We lose mountains in our fog. It is really creepy to say the least when you look over to where the Beartooths are supposed to be and all you can see is clouds.

Fog always reminds me of Ireland. No idea why, never been there but soon as it rolls in there I go off to the Emerald Isle in my head. I swear to you that Laurel is home of the fog machines though. We are always surrounded by fog, fine in the summer but terrifying in the winter when the ground is white with snow too. EEEEEEKKKKKKKK

Carrie said...

Your photos provide a fascinating glimpse of your city. I was only in Pittsburg once 20 years ago on my way to my brother's wedding in the middle of Pennsylvania. So as we drove from the airport I got to see a litle bit of the city.

RecycleCindy said...

Beautiful photos of the fog and your city's buildings. Enjoyed your tour!

Thrift Shop Romantic said...

Chyna- Isn't it strange to see some large familiar landmark totally encompassed in fog and gone?! I'm sure you have some very interesting driving challenges during winter when your fog machines are turned on full blast. :)

Carrie- And the city has changed quite a bit, even since I've started living here. It's got a lot more to do, a lot of interesting things to see... Plus, tons of preserved history. I enjoy it quite a bit.

Cindy- Thanks for stopping! :)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Thank you for sharing your views. :)

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Thank you for the morning views. Very peaceful.

Blessings,

Sher

Thrift Shop Romantic said...

Lynn- Best thing about this kind of views sharing is it doesn't offend anybody. :)

Sher- It's always nice to get a look at the world from a little different perspective, isn't it? :) Thanks for stopping by.

bec4 said...

Great pictures--beautiful!

Jenn Thorson said...

Bec4- Thanks much, and I appreciate your visit.

Jenn with 2 enns said...

Gosh, Pittsburgh looks beautiful! I've never been, but your pictures look so pretty! Thanks for sharing your city with us.

Foxglove Cottage said...

What beautiful photos!