Spun goldPosted: August 15, 2012
This was not a good morning to sleep in. If I had slept in, I would have missed the fog and the early morning sunlight shining on the dew in the meadows, turning the spider webs into spun gold. Even Rumplestiltskin couldn’t have done it better.
The fog was thick, easy to get lost in. The pond wasn’t visible at all from the house, or even walking down the sledding hill where you would normally get a good view of it.
Sometimes the webs were made of silver rather than gold.
What surprised me the most is just how many webs there are strung across the meadows. All of the really good webs were, of course, smack in the middle of a meadow and difficult to get at.
I still managed to find some good webs near the edges of the meadows and the pond.
Everything has the look and feel of autumn. It seems too soon, but everything has seemed to soon this year.
Life is magic, the way nature works seems to be quite magical.
~ Jonas Salk
After my walk I got to wondering if the hummingbirds have left us for the season. No one has come to the feeder over the past few days, whereas before that they were emptying the feeder every day.
This is the first year I’ve put out a feeder here at Breezy Acres. Next year I want to put up a few more, having read that the birds will be less aggressive if there are a couple of feeders for them to go to.
We ourselves cannot put any magic spells on this world.
The world is its own magic.
~ Suzuki Roshi
Well, that’s about it from the Bogs for today. I didn’t get around to showing you much of the fog, did I? The spider webs held my attention when I was sorting through the photos. I’ll save the fog for another day.
Thank you for dropping by and joining me on my morning walk through the fog and the sparkling dew. I hope there was some sparkle in your day, too.
And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.
~ Roald Dahl