Around the pondPosted: October 6, 2012 Filed under: 365 Meditation Challenge, Air, Autumn, Digital Art, Earth, Fire, goals, home, Mindfulness, nature, Photography, pond, Quotes, Spirit, Walking, wandering, water, weather | Tags: autumn, clouds, Elizabeth Lawrence, Emily Bronte, fall foliage, John Muir, MaidinSun Photography, nature, Outdoors, Photography, pond, quotes, reflections, Ryokan, trees, water, weather 31 Comments
The winds will blow their freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.
~ John Muir
I thought we’d take a walk around the pond today. Rain and a cold front moved through overnight. The air is fresh and bracing, with just the slightest nip to it.
Dark, heavy clouds hung overhead this morning, breaking up while I was out on my walk and allowing the sun to shine through every now and then.
Small mushrooms have popped up all over the place. They are easy to miss if you’re not looking for them.
Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
fluttering from the autumn tree.
~ Emily Bronte
The frogs must be hunkered down somewhere. Not one eeeeep! or jump from any of them as I walked near the edge of the pond. I almost fell in, squatting down to get a few shots of the mushrooms. I lost my balance and there was only one small step between me and the pond. Thank goodness for that one step. A backwards fall into the pond would have been quite chilling although you can see the water is warmer than the air. Fog keeps forming and drifting just above the surface of the pond.
The blustery wind, coming from the west, is loosening up the leaves. They fly out and over the pond, spinning, whirling, twirling. Colorful aeronautics.
I sit quietly, listening to the falling leaves…
I wanted to go back into the woods to have a look at the colors and the creek, but it’s too wet and slippery. Perhaps tomorrow I’ll venture down there.
Reminder: The group walk takes place next week. Pick any day from October 8 through October 14, go for a walk (or bike ride or whatever you’re doing), blog about it, and leave the link for me. I’ll put up a post specifically for links on the 8th, mostly to make it easy for me by having them all in one place when I go to do the wrap up of all the walks.
Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.
~ Elizabeth Lawrence
That’s it from the Bogs for today. Thank you for joining me on my walk around the pond. I’ve made some mulled cider if you need a little something to warm you up. You can embellish it with a little dab of spiced butter or a shot of rum, or just enjoy it as it is.
Lovely. You still have autumn at its peak. Our winds have taken away our stunning leaf colored trees, and have left bare shadows… 😦
Sorry to hear that, Bo. Our trees are still maintaining their leaves pretty well. A few are bar, but some are just starting to turn. It’s been a different kind of autumn this year, although I’d be hard pressed to pinpoint exactly how and why. It just feels different.
Mmmm….mulled cidar sounds heavenly Robin, I’d love to try it as I don’t believe I’ve ever tasted it. I’m really enjoying your autumn days and I particularly like the quote from Emily Bronte, which matches the photo above it so incredibly well. 🙂
Thank you, Joanne. 🙂
I’m nearly speechless. You capture the dance of color so well.
Thank you, Terry. 🙂
Super duper as always, dear Robin
Thank you muchly, dear Chris. 🙂
Seems like you had too close of a call with nearly encountering the pond! 🙂 Well, with that reference, the pic of the leaf with the water after the near dip are my favorite pics. 🙂
Thank you, Frank. 🙂
I’m so glad I didn’t fall in. I think a self-portrait would have been mandatory if I had (and the camera survived the fall), and I’m not really keen on self-portraits. lol!
completely stunning.. absolutely stunning images.. c
Thank you so much, Cecilia. 🙂
you are very welcome robin!
Robin, the pond looks beautiful at this time of year. I love the fall colors…. 🙂
Thank you, Cathy. It’s been a very colorful year. 🙂
Oh my goodness. Autumn is my favorite but where you live, I’d never want it to end. Really beautiful.
Thank you, Tammy. Mother Nature really puts on a good show this time of year. 🙂
Thanks for the walk. I love your pond, and these days find myself taking a lot of pond photos.
Thank you, Pat. 🙂 There’s something very attractive about ponds. Cameras are drawn towards them.
Plenty of beauty in these images, but I truly love the one with the starburst of sunshine popping through the leaves. I’m hoping to take my walk tomorrow, since I have the day off from work. I hope Mama Nature allows!
Thank you, Karma. 🙂 I hope you had good weather today for your walk!
A vibrant kaleidoscope of the season – simply delightful images, Robin!
Thank you, Barbara. 🙂
What a wonderful place to live, you are very lucky Robin. Another set of stunning images.
Thank you, David. 🙂 I do feel very blessed to be living here.
What beautiful fall colors! and walking?…all set for 3 different walks this week, each with different friends: one walk on each side of SF Bay and one in the Redwoods….ahhh, I love being outdoors! (I’m FINALLY realizing that I going to need to put in the energy/effort to contact friends and “schedule” getting together…and to make it fun, too! : ) …took awhile to figure that one out! thanks for the feedback about that )
Have fun on your walks, Kathy (PP)! 🙂
that first one is great, all by itself!
Thank you, Derrick. 🙂
Love the shots of the leaves, particularly the first one!
Thanks, Belen. 🙂