Another foggy day in Tsukuba

I went outside in the morning to throw away the garbage (today is “Plastic Containers and Packaging”) and it was another foggy day, the mist–I would learn later–blanketing many surrounding cities and towns around Mount Tsukuba.

Foggy days are always good for taking photos. Distracting backgrounds are eliminated and subjects are contrasted sharply with the white mist, perfect for taking black-and-white photos.

Spider web covered in morning dew (Tsukuba, Ibaraki)

Electric pole overgrown with weeds (Tsukuba, Ibaraki)

Traffic mirror and lines in sharp silhoutte against the mist (Tsukuba, Ibaraki)

The sun has not risen yet and lights are still on outside (Tsukuba, Ibaraki)

A woman rides her bicycle heading towards the city center (Tsukuba, Ibaraki)

Dried out thistle on a chilly autumn morning (Tsukuba, Ibaraki)

Traffic Safety (交通安全) banner (Tsukuba, Ibaraki)

Irrigation controller (Tsukuba, Ibaraki)

Irrigation valve and electrical box (Tsukuba, Ibaraki)

Last gasp of life before the coming winter (Tsukuba, Ibaraki)