Sunday, 31 August 2008

Misty morning

The last day of August and this morning I could almost feel the summer slipping away. We woke to thick mist and I went for an early walk along the canal a few miles from home.

It was very quiet and still. The was no movement in the water of the fishing lakes (old flooded gravel pits) except when birds moved leaving ripples travelling across the surface.

Everything was a soft grey colour and very peaceful, it felt as if the world was just waking up.
The mist had settled everywhere, little droplets of water on the grass, falling from the trees and picking out the outlines of hundreds of cobwebs.

A perfect walk, full of the restful quietness that comes with autumn.


libby said...

Lovely photos - esp. the one of the spider web. Thanks for sharing.


the flour loft said...

oh willow, i loved reading this post and your photos are so amazing especially the cobweb.
i love the peace and centredness of your silent walk... you always remind me of so many things which are important.
warmest wishes to you.
ginny x

Moonroot said...

Very evocative post - I love the photos, especially the web.

Shropshire Girl said...

Superb photos in a superb blog. I have been popping in for inspiration etc for a while now. There is an award for you over at my blog, please feel free to join in or not - no pressure! Just wanted you to know that I thoroughly enjoy visiting.

willow said...

Thank you for the comments. I've not used the computer for a couple of days (busy end of holiday/start of term things to do) so it was nice read these this morning.

I was pleased with the pictures from my little camera, they did seem to capture the peaceful atmosphere.

Shropshire girl, Thanks very much for the award. I will check out some of the other blogs later.

Heather L. said...

The mist pictures are just so beautiful! and I love that spider's web. I've been noticing them a lot lately -- I wonder if they are more noticeable at this time of year?