Friday, September 2, 2011

Misty Morning Fog

I don't know if it is because it is early September and school is starting  . . .  or if I miss my hometown after visiting it on vacation . . . or if it is just my wishing for cooler weather,  but I have been thinking about fog.  Yes, FOG! I remember one of the only poems I memorized from my high school years:

FOG by Carl Sandburg

THE fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.

My home town was always filled with early morning fog in the fall and winter.  I walked to school in the fog, except when it was really bad.  On those days school didn't start for two or three hours later, waiting for it to move on.  Anyway, I remember sitting in the fog in the quad at my high school waiting for school to start, after my dad dropped me off early on his way to work.  Those were quiet solitary days that I will remember always.  I guess, all this reminiscing has inspired me to post these Friday Finds from Etsy shops who feature items of a misty or foggy nature. Please take time to visit these lovely shops. You might find something that you like!


Misty Morning by pbphoto on Etsy

Morning Fog from impulseART on Etsy

In the Fog by theHourglassStudio on Etsy

And last by not least, (and not for sale), is my own painting of the mist in the morning. (Sorry, my photograph does not do the misty quality of the painting justice.) I share it for here for the first time.  It hangs the my entry way of my home.  I painted it in 1982, so might say that it is 'Vintage' :)  Enjoy!

Bovine Dawn by Linda Easter Pruitt
How about you?  Any memories of an early morning school day?   


5 comments:

Della said...

Beautiful painting Linda!

It gets quite foggy here in Florida early in the morning, fall and winter. Some days I can't even see across the street! So very ethereal. I do love those misty mornings.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Fog has such a serene, peaceful quality to it :)
Your painting is awesome! You definitely need to get a bigger place so you can set up an easel!

storybeader said...

they are all so pretty! I used to live in a hilly part of northern NJ, and I remember fog too. So pretty with nature. Early morning memories? Riding my bicycle to school, when it wasn't wintertime. Always! {:-D

Kathleen said...

Beautiful misty mornings - lovely painting! Thanks for sharing it - so peaceful =)

Sara elizabeth said...

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