Tuesday, December 22, 2020

MISTY MORNING

 

Mist low-anchored cloud, 

Newfoundland air, 

Fountain head and source of rivers, 

Dew-cloth, dream drapery, 

And napkin spread by fays; 

Drifting meadow of the air, 

Where bloom the daisied banks and violets 

And in whose fenny labyrinth 

The bittern booms and heron wades; 

Spirit of the lake and seas and rivers, 

Bear only perfumes and the scent 

Of healing herbs to just men's fields. 


~Henry David Thoreau~


A few years ago Gregg and I rented a cabin in late Fall near Luray.  It was called Misty River and, as you might guess by its name, the cabin overlooked the river.  It was our aim to get up as early as we could each morning and explore our temporary neighborhood.  I took this photo of Gregg walking up the lane.  Our weekend rental was aptly named.  The whole weekend we had misty mornings.  No telephone, no TV, no internet.   A bucolic view across the river by day, when the mist had cleared, and in the evenings?  Hot chocolate by a roaring log fire.  A perfect weekend away!







30 comments:

  1. Perfect weekend AND perfect photo! I will title it "Walking Into The Mist"

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  2. Oh, sounds lovely! Wishing you a nice week and pleasant holiday.

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    1. Thank you Linda, I hope you are having a wonderful weekend also :)

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  3. That looks and sounds absolutely blissful. I am glad that you have it in your rich memory banks.

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    1. Thank you EC, yes my memory banks are full :)

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  4. Great capture and certainly sounds perfect!

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  5. beautiful place and memory and a lovely photo also

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  6. A great week end away with an awesome poem to go with it.

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  7. Ohhhh how perfect was that?!?!?!? Totally!!!!

    I love mist. And may I add another term for it...? "Dragon's Breath" -smile-

    ⛄🎄🎅🎄🔥🎄🎁🎄⛄

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  8. This sounds like an idyllic weekend.

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  9. Beautiful poem and a wonderful photo.
    It must have really been a specatcular weekend.
    Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year full of health, joy and love.
    Best wishes

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    1. Thank you Maria and for your wishes. Happy New Year :)

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    1. Thanks again for coming back, so thoughtful of you :)

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  11. Great atmospheric shot of Gregg walking up the lane.

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