Sunday, November 04, 2012

A Foggy Morning.....





When I woke up this morning the world was muffled and shrouded in fog. I like fog, just as long as I don't have to drive in it. I climbed into something half a step up from pyjamas, located my camera and set off for a wander. I thought you might like to see a little of the work we made for ourselves with the aforementioned chain saw massacre.....




There'll be lots of vroom-vrooming in our future.




The OC paid a visit recently, hopped on the John Deere and mowed the meadow. That's why it doesn't look quite as much of a wild-life preserve as you may have been led to believe.




I'm not sure what this weed is called but it sure is pretty.




He even mowed a path through the trees.

Back by the Buddha's Belly I spotted this little lad...




And, perched higher up, the little lady you saw when you started reading this.

Underfoot was a carpet of pine needles.....



It's certainly no Botanical Gardens back there, but I always find something to marvel at....the symmetry of a pine cone for instance. Does Fibonnaci get a look in here?

And how about this waterlily, blooming unheeded and unheralded among the damp and decaying vegetation at the lake behind us, to which I crossed through the neighbours' gardens? 




(It was early; nobody would see me in my half a step up from pyjamas ---but I reckoned without Molly --- yes, Molly!--- the neighbour's dog, who even though I tried to tip toe softly past, heard me, or felt the vibrations through the pine neeedle carpet and set to howling.)




The surface of the water was still as glass;





more miniature marvels were hiding in the grass---




Mother Nature had even taken it upon herself to jazz up some neglected pots with a daisy chain of Virginia Creeper....




By the time I circled back home the sun had burned through the fog and the day was brightening.




Since I wouldn't even know one end of a chainsaw from the other (and have no desire to learn) I decided it was high time to go back inside and make some coffee.




13 comments:

Lee said...

Lovely photos...a lovely area to wander through...and a lovely start to a day!

I love the fog, too; and up here on the mountain upon which I live we have our share of foggy mornings, too.

Thanks for sharing the start of your day with us, Molly. :)

Ali Honey said...

I enjoyedthat walk. I love the reflection in the water, photo.

The Elephant's Child said...

I loved this walk. Fog softens everything and adds an air of mystery. The still lake and the water lily took my breath away. Thank you so much. And yes, there is magic to be found in every day.

Secret Agent Woman said...

I love female cardinals - they aren't as stunning as the bright red males, but I love the subtle reddish-orangish-brown color.

Do Virginia Creeper get red in the fall there?

And I cannot tell from context what "the OC" means.

Pauline said...

Goldenrod - the lovely, tall yellow flowers are goldenrod. Thanks for taking us through the fog. You live in such a lovely spot! How far from Bradenton?

Thimbleanna said...

We're just starting to have frosty mornings up here, so I'll bet yours are just gorgeous. Your photos sure are pretty -- thanks for taking us on your walk!

dianne said...

you did all of that walking BEFORE your morning cuppa?!? wow ... i am impressed! i can't imagine climbing into something half a step up from jammies, let alone a WALK, without having slurped up a cuppa sumpin to quiet my inner turmoil first...

Isabelle said...

Well, that all looked lovely. Why do I live in a city????

Molly said...

Lee---unfortunately the reason, (one of them,) we get fog is that Florida is basically one big swamp. I wouldn't mind at all living in the mountains, especially at the rate the oceans are rising.

Ali---Yup. I can sit and daydream by the water for hours.

EC---I wanted to get closer to that waterlily but I didn't have my waders!

SAM---Yes! VC turns a gorgeous, brilliant red later in the year. OC? Read my profile.

Pauline---Thanks for the lesson. If it didn't grow by itself I'd go out and buy some seeds!
Bradenton is a mere hour and a half from here---easy!

Anna---no frost yet---I can wait. You made me laugh with your "garage decorations!"

Dianne---It tasted all the better for waiting....

Isabelle---I don't know. Maybe because it's an especially beautiful one?

Molly said...
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SmitoniusAndSonata said...

I expect breakfast tasted twice as nice after that ...

jkhenson said...

I loved the morning walk with you! :) The pictures were so lovely-we're we would freeze-as all our temps have left the frost I have to scrape off the car in the mornings. Why did I take morning shift of the carpool? ;)

Secret Agent Woman said...

I'd already ready your profile, trying to figure it out. From context, I'd guess a spouse or spousal equivalent, but I can't guess what "the OC" stands for The other complainer? The old coot? The olympic collegiate? The only creeper? The ornery cabbage? The odd controller? The occidental carrot? Am I close?