Sunday, September 15, 2019

Mosaic Monday #45: Morning Glory

Do you ever wake up and wonder what the day will bring?  You might run through your 'tasks' for the day and form a general expectation for the next 24 hours.  And then there are days that take you by surprise, from the very beginning.  Today* was one of those days.  The morning started easily enough - I had a kayak date with Dear Neighbor Friend.  In my mind, I soon labeled it Morning Glory.

Mist skimmed the fields as we navigated 5 farm gates between us and access to the lake.  An unfamiliar person could easily become disoriented and lose her way in this fog.  Normal objects suddenly loomed and took on mystical proportions.  

At one point, Dear Neighbor Friend leaned over and peered at something near the ground.  "What is it?" I queried, thinking of the young skunk we had seen not far from this spot on a previous outing.  "A spider web," she said.  Night-time dew bestowed pearls of water along every angle of the web.  I am sure spiders have spun webs in these same locations before, but without the bedazzle, they are readily overlooked.

The mist had begun to lift as we launched our kayaks, but there was still enough about to lend a mysterious aspect to the lake.

At a time like this, you can imagine yourself in Loch Ness, Scotland, with the mist swirling, and a lone piper high on the moors.  And the Loch Ness monster rising from the deep - but wait, it is only a merganser - yikes - our imaginations are getting the better of us!  (Dear Neighbor Friend told me about kayaking with a friend in similar conditions, and encountering the merganser in the mist.  I may have embellished the story a little …)
Can you see the wee duck in the top center of the photo?
We greeted the solitary bald eagle roosting at the far end of the lake, and speculated aloud what might have happened to the other half of the pair and the fledgling.  We reversed course, and quite soon the sun had burned off the remaining wispy clouds.  Dew lingered on the webs, and with the sun piercing the watery prisms, a thousand mini-rainbows colored the landscape.
That's what I call Morning Glory.

*This post was written on Thursday, September 12.

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38 comments:

  1. Such an amazing morning an we love the bit of a foggy lake!

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  2. Kayaking in the early morning mist sounds like a magical enterprise. What a great and healthy way to start the day. Sharing the experience with a neighbor of like mind makes it even better!

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  3. Morning glory, indeed! I especially like the art work of your friendly spider! The mist on the lake is really lovely! Wishing you a grand day!

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  4. It looks beautiful there. A perfect place for kayaking.

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  5. ...fall can be the time for glorious mornings! Thanks Angie for hosting.

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  6. What a great way to spend the morning! I feel like a slug compared to you....lol Nice photos! :) Kit

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  7. Hi! Your morning mist photos are very cool. It's autumn now. But reading your sentences,I remembered a poem.
    The year's at the spring,
    And day's at the morn;
    Morning's at seven;
    The hill-side's dew-pearl'd;
    The lark's on the wing;
    The snail's on the thorn;
    God's in His heaven--
    All's right with the world! By Robert Browing.

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  8. I usually have a general plan for the day (old habits die hard and this is generally a good one to have), but I’ve learned to be flexible ... sometimes wonderful things just happen! Your kayak day was beautiful .... all the more so because I would imagine that kayak days are soon to end for the season. You will of course replace kayaking with different beautiful adventures, planned and unplanned!

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  9. Looks like a glorious morning. I have no plan today, but I need to do some weeding. ho hum.... Have a fabulous week and thanks you again for the link up.

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  10. Angie I loved your imagery of the lone piper high on the moors to accompany your misty lake view! How nice and peaceful it must be to kayak on such a place.
    I also enjoyed reading last week's post about what is growing in your garden. We were busy all week with the grandchildren, so I did not get a chance to write a post. I am always surprised when facebook memories come up of how our gardens looked when we first moved here 6 years ago as we have planted so much since and through trial and error have had to replace some landscaping while others flourished. Your property is so much larger so I can only imagine what a big job it is to keep track of it all and the care it all requires. Your trees wrapped in wire looks like a lot of shrubs and roses my small backyard, as it is the only true deer deterrent...lol. Have a wonderful week!

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  11. Hello, Angie, I’m back. I’m happy for you that you were blessed with such wonderful glories of the early morning; a red glow in the morning sky, lacy spider-web, atmospheric misty lake, to name a few. I’m not an early riser without special occasion, but I’m stimulated to rise early by this post. My Morning Glory today is flowers that have the same name. I found fresh flowers this morning in the garden. They still keep flowering one by one. Have a glorious week.

    Yoko

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  12. What a glorious morning you and your neighbour friend experienced....a Morning Glory indeed! It always seems magical to walk where everything is shrouded in mist. The cobweb is spectacular, as are your sublime photos and beautiful words.

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  13. Hello, your morning kayaking sounds like a fun time. I love the foggy lake scene, very pretty. It was a lovely way to start your day! Beautiful photos. Thanks for hosting MM. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week ahead!

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  14. I love your title and may want to borrow it someday! heehee! What a gorgeous view of the misty water and the webs heavy with dew. Glorious!

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  15. I am an early riser, Angie, and love the stillness and gradual awakening of nature with the dawn. Looks like you enjoyed a perfect day! Lovely shots, as usual.

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  16. Morning Glory indeed Angie! Fabulous misty views! They could be from somewhere in Finland.

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  17. What a beautiful way to to start the day. Thank you for sharing.

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  18. Beautiful shots on your kayaking adventure. Sounds like a great way to start your day.

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  19. Yes, yes, yes, Morning Glory! Thanks for bringing us along with your words and photos, Angie. I live for days like Morning Glory. Now I want to go kayaking. :-)

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  20. Yes, indeed, that is a glorious morning. I love mist on the water - it's mysterious the way it shifts and lifts. A lovely post, Angie. Thanks for hosting MM>

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  21. Beautiful images! Thanks for hosting.

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  22. Sooo...do you carry your kayaks all the way to the lake through all those fields? Looks like a beautiful time to glide on the lake.

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  23. Sorry I missed your comment Angie. We are in Greece and no PC, just a phone. No must here, just 28 degrees and wall to wall ⛅, Catch you later.

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  24. oh i just love how you tell a story, the details, the descriptions!! beautiful images today, fog is always magical!!

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  25. It is lovely. Sure wish I had a friend to do this with!

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  26. Ohhh I would so like to say to a friend do you fancy a kayak date! Such a beautiful outing!
    Wren x

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  27. Wow... indeed, each morning is a new start for us.

    By the way, I don't have forgetten MosaicMonday. In the last week I must go into a hospital... now I'm back home.

    Have a good week
    Heidrun xxx

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  28. Hi Angie wow what beautiful pics,great post my friend ,hope your day is a good one xx

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  29. What a wonderful way to start the morning, full of imagination, beauty, and wonder.

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  30. Wow - what a spectacular way to start your day!

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  31. A wonderful morning with stunning photos. Well done, Angie and thanks for sharing.

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  32. Morning Glory indeed.
    Fabulous photographs.

    All the best Jan

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