On my way to work yesterday morning I was mesmerized by the light.
The sun was just peeking up, filling my world with an autumnal glow.
I just knew that I would get up early today, Veteran's Day, and photograph this beauty.
The moon was bright early this morning. Last night it sat oversized in our night sky, almost as if someone had hung a paper prop on an elementary school stage. Today it sat high and I squinted, not sure this was the same moon!
The sunflowers, long past blossom sat ravaged by the birds.
Their silhouette screamed out to me…."Patience!"
A late pumpkin perched atop our fence post, soaked in the same chilly dew that was filling my lungs. An air so pure I wanted to bottle it and greedily tuck it away just for me! I gulped in the misty air, letting it clear my mind and settle my soul.
The most amazing mushrooms dotted the hill. I waited for a gnome to peek over the top, but I suppose he was hiding. This brought me back to 3rd grade kite contests with homemade brown paper kites…etched with a child's pencil sketch of a critter peeking over a mushroom...
My goodness, the detail…..like the rim of a glass dipped in sugar crystals. An amazing adaptation.
This mushroom was wide and flat. It reminded me of a pie crust….
with perfect fork pressed edges!
The sunlight arrived in orange patches. Little glowing spotlights…first low on the wall,
….then high in the tree tops.
I was fascinated with the way it danced on the leaves, but even more taken by the way it caused the stones to absorb the light…
The ferns have succumbed, laying at my feet, just as stunning now as when they first unfurled their lacy fronds.
Grasses and hydrangeas wear their autumn colors, fading daily into dormancy, awaiting a long sleep….
I was encircled by the glow, knowing this is EXACTLY what I had hoped it would be,
sunshine and shadows, light and dark ,
And as I turned before going back in the house I noticed this, the blanket of chilled dew encircling the garden area.
A safety net... protecting me , and what I love.