353: A walk at sunrisePosted: September 11, 2011 Filed under: 365 Life in the Bogs Challenge, Earth, Fire, goals, Healthful Living Plan, home, nature, Photography, pond, Spirit, Summer, Walking, wandering, water, weather | Tags: dew, flowers, fog, morning, mourning, nature, Photography, pond, postaday2011, Spiderwebs, sunrise, wildflowers 23 Comments
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.
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—————
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
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? 😉
These are all absolutely breathtaking! Such a peace and beauty in each one.
Wow! Sparkly spiderwebs and bokeh, so pretty!
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
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.
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!
Such beautiful sparkly photos! I wish I could drag myself out early enough in the morning for photos like that!
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?
Thank you, Susan. 🙂
I use a free program called Picasa to organize my photos. It has a thing you can use to put text and/or a copyright on the photos. All I have to do is click a box to include the watermark.
Thanks, Robin. I’ll look into it.
A lovely idea, Robin.
Beautiful Shots!! So many favorites, but that fourth one from the bottom heads the list 🙂
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Thank you so much everyone. 🙂
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…
Thank you, Barbara. 🙂
Enjoy your barefoot walking!
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!
You’re welcome, Belen. I’m glad you enjoyed them. Thank you. 🙂
Dew-drenched spiderwebs – lovely! Golden mist on the pond – absolutely beautiful. Thanks as always for sharing!