Sunday, September 20, 2009

Morning Mist

Like well-worn soft cotton sheets, the morning mist keeps us covered while we recover from the night’s storm. We can linger in this cool moist place and stay a little longer in our dreams. The mist says not now, holding back the daybreak and demands of the sons of mankind.



Technically mist is the suspension of fine droplets of water in the air near or touching the ground. It is common in cold air, just above warmer water. Yet, somehow it has the power to change our view and to hide our fears until we can face the day. The mist follows the water course, creating corridors for our minds to wander, wonder. Dreamily floating. Too soon the mist is burned off and the wild creatures of our dreams retreat once again to hide, softly in the underbrush of the day’s activities, until the evening when they are safe to return and sip from the streams of the mountains and our dreams yet to be fulfilled.

This is a photo of the Shenandoah River near Charles Town, WV.



Here is the color version I have included in response to Carolyn's comment.
Click on photo for a larger view.




18 comments:

Aileni said...

Utterly superb. Frame it and boast about it!

Kilauea Poetry said...

This is downright beautiful..what a setting- so utterly enchanting..so were your words!

Wanda said...

Your photo is beautiful...the fine mist goes so well with the veil of delicate thin branches above...and your poetic words.

Squirrel said...

Very beautiful!!

magiceye said...

a classic
breathtaking

John said...

Nicely exposed shot, love the mist on the water.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

John Denver was right, "Almost Heaven West Virginia...."

Very tranquil.

kden said...

This is one of my favorites this week. Beautiful, definitely frame it. I frame much less perfect shots.

Daryl said...

Well captured

Rae said...

Beautiful. The black and white effect is very dramatic.

Carolyn H said...

ooh, I love this photo. For some reason, I think the monochrome view likely says it better than the natural coler vesion would, though I sure can't say why I think that would be so.

Carolyn H.

Regina said...

Lovely view!

Carolyn H said...

Squirrel,

Hmmm, it's a close call. The color version is almost monochromatic, too. I do kind of like that splash of color in the center of the photograph, though. It's a close call. Perhaps I'd better just leave it at that!

Carolyn h.

Trillium said...

Breathtaking artistry. And the photo is very impressive too!

Elizabeth Gilje said...

Wow, beautiful picture!! After looking at the color version, it's evident this one was meant to be in b/w. It just has that great contrast. Awesome!

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

I like the b/w version better; it makes the viewer focus on the mist, that rises unexpectedly in the middle of the river...

Linda said...

Oh, absolutely gorgeous!

Augenblicke und Wortgeschenke said...

Wonderful photo. Amazed seen. Lg Manuela