Skip to main content

Foggy Morning in Pennsylvania

As I was having my coffee this morning I noticed that a thick fog had rolled in during the night.  After finishing my morning routine, I grabbed my camera & made my way around the house.  I realized that I had never captured fog images here on the property, so it was about time I did.  There's something eerie & mysterious rolled with a bit of the serene whenever I think of fog.  Nothing beats fog in San Francisco for me or on the beaches of Santa Barbara where my family used to take walks whenever we'd visit aunt Sylvia.  I haven't had the privilege of experiencing a foggy day in London or on the moors of Scotland, but perhaps one day I will.  Take a morning stroll with me and enjoy the view.

Here I am making my way up the driveway.  You can see that so many leaves have fallen in the last week or so.  These majestic maple trees look so bare.  Up the hill on the right hand side is the barn.

Another shot of the maples as I was approaching the barn.  You should have heard the cawing of the crows in the distance this morning.  Unbelievable.

I don't know why I love the stump of this long-since gone old oak.  Perhaps it's because it calls to mind a Hollywood movie background for me or perhaps it's the thought of knowing it provided shade & protection to the barn over a hundred years ago.

The fog was beginning to dissipate somewhat along the driveway by this time.  This photo was taken around 8:45 a.m..  No leaves whatsoever on these trees.

Standing on the terrace in front of the barn, you can see that beyond the dogwoods the fog is still quite thick.

Now I'm making my way up the hill towards the meadow.  In a previous post I photographed & explained a Bank Barn to you.  This photograph clearly shows (on the right) how the barn cuts into the hill. 

Here's one edge of the meadow with its majestic trees around the perimeter. 

One of the paths that leads westward along the edges of the field has begun to turn brown.  I think this vista is simply breathtaking.

A well-used birdhouse.  Several are scattered throughout the grounds.

Here I am making my way back home along the terrace.  Pretty soon, there won't be a leaf left.

Home is a 1790 primitive colonial. 



  1. There is something so calming about fog and mist. Your photos were beautiful. How big are the grounds to your property? I'm beginning to think that you might be the lord of the manor on a huge estate!

    If you ever venture over to London, please let me know.

  2. I agree about fog/mist being calming, it's really serene. As for the size of where I live, it's large enough (I'll email you!) to feel like I don't have neighbors. London? One day Pru, one day...


Post a Comment

Thank You for Posting!

Popular posts from this blog

Antique Salt Cellars

There was a time when salt cellars played an important role on the dining table for the host or hostess.  As a result of it being such an expensive commodity several hundred years ago, salt was seen as a luxury and it was the well to do that made salt cellars quite fashionable & a status symbol for the home.  A single salt cellar usually sat at the head of the table and was passed around throughout the meal.  The closer one sat to the salt cellar, the more important one was deemed by the head of the household.  Smaller cellars that were more accessible and with an open top became a part of Victorian table settings.  Fast forward to the 20th century when salt was no longer a luxury and when anti caking agents were added to make salt free-flowing, and one begins to see salt cellars fall out of fashion.  Luckily for the collector and for those of us who like to set a table with Good Things , this can prove to be a boon. Salt cellars for the table come in silver, porcelain, cut glass

How to Paint a Chair

If you have ever felt the need to spruce up a set of chairs or give them a new look, why not try a little bit of paint?  Our tastes in decor and color will probably alter throughout our lives, and at some point, we may find ourselves wanting to change the look of our furniture without having to spend a lot of money.  That's where a few handy tips, some tools from the hardware store, and good-quality paint come in handy.   I know I'm not alone in paying visits to local antique shops, antique fairs and flea markets, and falling in love with pieces of furniture that would be perfect if they were just a different color.  You don't have to walk away from a good purchase simply because it's the wrong color.   My dear friend, Jeffrey, is forever enhancing his home with collectibles from flea markets and tag sales.  However, certain items aren't always up to Jeffrey's tastes when he brings them home.  He is the type of person who won't hesitate to chang

Vintage Wilton Wedding Cakes

Wedding cakes have certainly evolved over the decades just as tastes and styles have in our American way of life.  There was a time when elaborate & very formal towering feats of sweetness were the standard for every bride & groom.  Growing up in a household where I witnessed several wedding cakes take shape from start to finish, I can tell you  that every single one of these was a true labor of love.  For mom, Wilton was the go-to supplier in every aspect of cake baking, including the wedding cakes which flew out of our house every single year for friends & family.   Vintage Wedding Cake Toppers It’s fun going back and looking at Wilton’s methods and styles for wedding cakes during the 1960s and 1970s.  Back then, the shapely cakes were not simply stacked and covered in perfect fondant the way they are these days, but were iced and decorated with real buttercream, along with a multitude of accessories.  There was even a working fountain available that could b