All that glitters

All that glitters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told…

~ William Shakespeare

Appropriate quote for this morning, in some ways.  It ends with:

Fare you well:  your suit is cold.’  Cold, indeed, and labour lost:  Then, farewell,
heat and welcome, frost!

The mornings are so deliciously frosty that I have decided to walk early in the day again to welcome the frost, but not instead of the late afternoon walk.  Rather, in addition to.  Two walks a day can’t hurt, and might even do me some good.

The frosty morning was the beginning of another lovely day here in the Bogs.  Still unseasonably warm and sunny.  It’s almost hard to believe the nights are cold enough for the frost faeries to visit.  We’re going to have highs in the 50s until Saturday when we’ll slide back into the 30s.

Within us is a secret longing to remember the light, to step out of time in this dancing world.  It’s where we began and where we return.

~ Jack Kornfield

Sunlight sparkling on the pond

I’ve nothing much else to add.  My mind keeps blanking on me every time I sit down to work on this post.  If I were meditating, that would be a good thing.

Funny how my mind can come up with a bazillion things during meditation, or in the middle of the night when I should be sleeping, but empties itself when I need a thought or two to pursue.

One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.

~ Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

Well, this does not appear to be the day I’ll find the right words, simple or otherwise, so it’s time to wrap this up.  Thanks for stopping by today.  It might be a good sunset tonight.  It all depends on the clouds, if we get too many or the perfect amount.  Let’s meet on the deck later and find out.

Frosty path

Be good, be kind, be loving, just Be.  :)

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18 Comments on “All that glitters”

  1. In this post, I especially love the light on the pond and frosty path. It really is amazing how frost tends to glitter. Happy MOnday, my friend.
    Hugs,
    Kathy

  2. Glorious pictures. And that blue pond with the sparkles – amazing….really do need to sit on the deck – but since I might not make it in time, I’ll just take Molly down to the island to see what’s showing on the sky there today.
    This morning was ducks overhead, 2 small white egret, one large egret, and a blu/grey heron ( The large snow mystery bird hasn’t returned – I think it was a Hooping Crane in route. Several lone birds have been spotted this year). Molly fortunately is fascinated by birds
    Have a great week!

  3. Perhaps, your mind “thinks” that words aren’t needed?….that the photos speak their own pure and subtle language… they certainly do speak to me…with simplicity and sparkle. : )

  4. Phil Lanoue says:

    A very excellent series of beauties! Well done!

  5. Karma says:

    What a wonderfully sparkling series! Especially like the colorful bokeh in the 4th shot from the top.

  6. mobius faith says:

    Wow. That last image is so cool it’s HOT!

  7. Amy says:

    I’m in awe! Just gorgeous, esp. the last one.

  8. I love all your frosty images, Robin. Homesick……

  9. Chloe says:

    i really wish i could find some time to just sit with nature for a little bit, these captures are lovely

  10. aFrankAngle says:

    Wow … Before I noticed the title, I saw the first pic and the word “glitter” came to me … so the title made me smile. As always, well done!

  11. Sallyann says:

    Is that last shot from the meadow again ? It’s beautiful. :-) It’s not just a case of being in the right place at the right time …more a case of putting yourself there.
    See you on the deck later. :-)

  12. So beautiful! I hope you have a great sunset. I want to see!

  13. These shots are gold! I love how beautiful frosty mornings are in your corner of the world :).

  14. Dana says:

    Loving the frosty photos, Robin! It has been cool and crisp in Victoria lately as well… though not quite frosty. The ocean keeps most of the ice away.

  15. Kathy says:

    Two walks a day can be magical when we can convince ourselves to venture out a second time. Lovely glittering gold…the lovely glittering gold of being.

  16. Marianne says:

    You are adventurous, Robin. I love the sunlight sparkling on the pond and a frosty path. Beautiful! :)

  17. Robin says:

    Okay, this is a big shame. Big apologies to everyone for being so far behind in answering comments on my own blog. Shame on me!! I really do appreciate your visits and comments, and I really do try to keep up. Honestly, I do. But there’s so much life to be lived, and so many things that need to be done throughout the day. And… and… and… I was away two weekends in a row with no computer access and… well, I try. Love, hugs, and a great big thanks to everyone. I can’t promise I’ll do better, but I’ll try.


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