353: A walk at sunrise

I know a lot of people are blogging about 9-11 today.  I’m not going to do that.  I haven’t read or watched or listened to the news at all today.

Instead, I’m going to take you on an early morning walk around Breezy Acres.  I’ll try not to spoil it too much with a lot of words.

It was foggy with a heavy, drippy dew covering everything.  I went barefoot for part of the walk.  The feel of the cool dew on my feet was soothing and refreshing at the same time.  I like being in touch with the earth that way.

I walked through the meadows and down to the pond.

It was incredibly quiet.  Even the birds had little to say.  There was the occasional rustling in the grass and the sound of dew dripping from the trees.

Down at the pond I turned around and looked back at the house.  The sun was just beginning to rise up over the trees, the light shining through the fog in long beams.

As the sun moved a little higher, things really began to sparkle and shine.

There was a garden spider sitting in the center of this web.  It moved before I had a chance to capture it with the camera, hiding somewhere below until I walked away.

The sunlight on the morning dew makes pretty bokeh.

And the dew was so thick it almost resembled frost.

I went back up the hill towards the house and the sun, grateful for the early morning gift of peace and beauty.

Thank you for joining me on my walk today.

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23 Comments on “353: A walk at sunrise”

  1. Nicola says:

    Beautiful.

  2. adrianduque89 says:

    Nice photos!

  3. I’m one of those folks who wrote about 9/11 today, but, gosh, Robin, these images are so much better than that. Who would have ever thought spider webs could be so stunning. Happy Sunday, my friend—————
    Kathy

  4. Kel says:

    thankyou for offering something other than a rehash of gloom doom and terror
    we all have enough of it in our own lives in small daily dripper doses
    morning mists and walks of wonder are one antidote

  5. I didn’t either… and no TV or news either. Our town had some kind of memorial ceremony, and I know there will be something on TV tonight as well, but I’m skipping it all. I just don’t want to dwell on the past and would rather focus on happier things.

    Your first picture, and the sunlight bokeh are breathtaking! I really like the boat, too. So pretty with the sun and the fog.
    Love your spider webs, some of them look HUGE! Are you saving the spookiest ones for Halloween? 😉

  6. tjfox says:

    These are all absolutely breathtaking! Such a peace and beauty in each one.

  7. Christine says:

    Wow! Sparkly spiderwebs and bokeh, so pretty!

  8. penpusherpen says:

    I think the best way to pay a tribute to 9/11 is to show the Worlds beauty, Robin, and you have certainly fulfilled that brief. We have so much to be thankful for and to appreciate, 9/11 symbolises this for me, live your life and experience everything you can, for you never know what’s in your future. … We have many spiders webs in our garden, I think we’ve become a spider haven. The largest one was by the back door I do feel the spider in question was considering me as an addition to his larder…. But little did he know I have super powers and broke his fine webbing!! Wonderful dream-time photo’s … xPenx

  9. A beautiful walk…it’s so quiet in the mornings, now that the swallows have flown. Before you know it, the leaves will be turning… Thanks for sharing.

  10. Just gorgeous!! The bokeh on the dew makes it look like jewels! One of these days, I am going to have to get up early enough for some morning shots – that, and find a good place to go walking!

  11. Karma says:

    Such beautiful sparkly photos! I wish I could drag myself out early enough in the morning for photos like that!

  12. comingeast says:

    You are both a gifted photographer and a gifted writer, Robin. I love visiting your site. I’m always in awe. How do you get your copyright on those photos?

  13. Christine Grote says:

    A lovely idea, Robin.

  14. Beautiful Shots!! So many favorites, but that fourth one from the bottom heads the list 🙂

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  16. Robin says:

    Thank you so much everyone. 🙂

  17. Barbara Rodgers says:

    What a gorgeous sunrise and the cobwebs and the dew are ethereal. Walking barefoot is so grounding, you’ve inspired me to get back into doing that…

  18. Wow, Robin, all these images are lovely! You’ve been doing some great magic with the camera. I love the ones with the cobwebs (wish we had cobwebs like those where I live, even though spiders really scare me), and the fourth one from the bottom, with such amazing bokeh, just takes my breath away. Thanks for sharing so much beauty!

  19. carlaat says:

    Dew-drenched spiderwebs – lovely! Golden mist on the pond – absolutely beautiful. Thanks as always for sharing!


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