Treasure Box Wednesday: The Land of Snow and Fog


Sometimes Mother Nature tosses you a curveball. And boy, does she have one wicked arm!

I mean, let's just take a look at last Friday, shall we? Last Friday, I left my home in the morning to a thick gray mist...


A very thick mist...


I mean a very, very thick mist... Like, where'd the downtown skyscrapers of Pittsburgh go? They were there yesterday, weren't they? I was so sure of it.


The whole ride, it was like Hollywood fog. A horror movie fog. The kind of fog Adrienne Barbeau would be packing her bags because of. And that some other director would be trying to recreate for a mediocre remake.

This fog was not creeping in on any little cat feet, either, no sir! It had big honkin' boots on and it planned to stay a while...


For instance, you should be able to see a river or three off there.

But as morning passed, the fog gave way to sun. And a lovely sunny day. And spring temperatures. And a warm weekend that was perfect for errands. And the wind was balmy... and deceptive.

Deceptive enough to trick the azaleas to pop their buds. And the cherry trees to get all dressed up in pink or white.

Or white...

And so this was this morning. April. Snow on the car, snow on the daffodils. Snow on the azaleas...


Can't you just hear them weeping a bit? The poor dears!

Here, the snow drifts into the backyard. You can see the flurries glinting in the light, captured... frozen in time before it froze my plants...


But then, it was gone. It snowed steadily today, and yet... the moment passed. But the azaleas are still asking for a light sweater.


And the cherry tree has decided to pretend that nothing odd ever happened...

Such is Spring!

  • If you missed Sunday's post, "Looking at the Sunny Side of Life" with a vintage promotional booklet, click here.

Otherwise, bundle up! (Or wear shorts. We'll see what happens next.)

9 comments:

Da Old Man said...

Hmmm, bundled up with shorts is an interesting look, BTW.

Donna said...

Hi,
I'm new to your blog...I'm from Baltimore Maryland and I'm always looking for new Thrift Shops. My girlfriend lives in New Freedom. We get together every so often and search the web for consignment, thrift, or antique shops in the area. We are heading to Adamstown in May. If you don't mind, can you give us a few of your favorites, if we get to your area, we will know where to go.

Love the pictures, love your wonderful finds...

Jenn Thorson said...

Da Old Man- So few can pull it off!

Donna- Hi! I do indeed have a list of thrift store, antique shop and other resources for the area-- you just caught me literally in the middle of updating to a new template. So that page is now here: http://thriftshopromantic.blogspot.com/2006/04/thrifty-places-to-go.html

(Or you can reach it from the header at the top of the page entitled "Thrifty Places to Go.")

I hope it helps!

Kindle Marie said...

Very nice pics, thank you for sharing those. Were you driving and snapping photos?..? lol

I agree, this weather is quirky lately.

Jenn Thorson said...

Kindle Marie- Um... no. No. No...

Okay, so yes-- once or twice. Shhhh... don't tell anyone. :)

livelife100percent said...

woow,nice pictures.Pictures of snow,fog,mist catch my attention much quicker,may b because we dont experience such stuff here in singapore.Mainly the cherry trees in full bloom look fantastic.

Carrie said...

Just stopping by to wish you a happy and blessed Easter!
Carrie

Houston Insurance Claim Specialist said...

There's so much drama in the photo of fog amidst the trees. Like it:)

Ben said...

I'm jealous! I love the fog, especially early morning mist creeping across distant landscapes. Those pink flowers were beautiful covered in snow. Thanks for the pictures! You brought me back into some fond memories.