Its been deliciously foggy down in the valley in the mornings lately , typical of later summer and Autumn around here. Emma and I set out early today, at 6:30 a.m. to get up to the peak and take some photos of the fog before the sun was too high. On the way up the ridge the light in the grass was just so entrapping , I couldn’t stop taking photo’s of Emma in the dried grass, she was just glowing !
At the peak about 7 o’clock the sun was already high, I’m so glad we didn’t set off any later than we did !
First shot, facing east. . .
However, the fog was dense and packed like a snow-covered lake, like I wanted to see it. In the next frame, you can see a division between of two ridges in a darkening foreground (actually I see a third very slight sillhouette)… our house is between them, down further at 2000 feet elevation, but it is not visible from where I am photographing, at 2600 ft. Its my guess the top of the fog must be around 1700 ft.
Emma surveys from the precipice at the top. . .
On the way down, a meadow bordering to the west of tall forest, the dried grass still not gilded golden by the morning sun’s rays seems as lifeless as you can imagine !
Next is the whole early morning hike in a slideshow ~~ going up to the peak, then coming back down, with the last shot in our drive. Arriving home from such an excursion before 8 o’clock in the morning makes me feel so invigorated, and so I celebrated as I often do, with another cup of fresh coffee, buttered toast & tasty home-made jam !
Beautiful! Ambitious too 🙂
Thank you ! Yes, it was a little ambitious, but the more I do it, the easier it will become. 🙂
She’s beautiful, just stunning – as are your photos hen! You should publish a Calendar. I have a little something for you so will post it on Saturday. X
Aww Hen hello and thank you ! You and Cuilean too, would photograph as well as Emma, in the tall dried-as-parchment grasses. 🙂 I am thinking… another package??? So soon??? 🙂 xxx
Absolutely gorgeous. Worth getting up for any day. Thanks for sharing. All that beautiful light.
Hi Carol, and thank you, you’re with us in spirit, I know you are ! I loved your wee note this morning, and haven’t yet replied… but I’ll just say that I’ve begun my nieces’ Autumn project as of yesterday ! I just cross my fingers I don’t rip out half way through it. This Autumn will be vests, and they willl be two-toned with some stranding ! xx
Humm. The thought waves are working on the same plane! Good luck with your project.
Well, nope, apparently the idea has derailed , and I’m back to the drawing board. BUt thats okay… I love to draw. 🙂 xx
FAN TASTIC. Love it……. and thats me down there under the soft fog waving hello!
You’re a stone’s throw from where I’m photographing, in the other direction , in the cool of the mountain, on the north side! 🙂
Your writing as your photography is natures poetry. Love.
Aw Morrie, you’re so sweet to say so ! You’ll *have* to come hiking with me on the mountain this Autumn… is it a date????
Oh, yes. I’ll try.
You live in a beautiful part of the world. and you show it off to perfection.
I had you in mind LIzzi, as I marched to the top 🙂
Just beautiful, I love when you share your walks with us.
I’ll try to do this more often, promise 🙂