Around the pondPosted: October 6, 2012
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.