Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Mists of Time


On still winter mornings, 
the mists of time veil 
the forest in gossamer light. 


The only sound from 
vapor'ed breath and quickened 
heartbeat as familiar paths
drift away. 


Landmarks stand in faded silhouette
like distant memories. 


Uneasy wariness descends,
as craggy fingers search for light. 


A shadowed creature appears in the gloom.

Breath is held, heart stops beating. 

Frozen fear, 
then silence breaks -'Baaaaaaa'. 

Relief. 

You smile. 


But all seems strange. 


Another world. 


Another time. 


Is it illusion? 


Or a forgotten dream.



xoxo

"There is no such thing as a true tale.
Truth has many faces and the truth
is likened to the old road to Avalon;
it depends on your own will,
and your own thoughts,
whither the road will take you."

Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Mists of Avalon

xoxo

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41 comments:

  1. Great foggy pics! Since in my neck of the woods there's often fog, I really appreciate these! Love the one with the moss on the bark of the trees.

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  2. Gorgeous fog photos and such a beautiful post!

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  3. Love these pictures and I love misty, foggy days. So mysterious and fun to think the clouds come down to be with us! Thanks for your comment on my blog...it is fun to know you have similar days to mine!

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  4. I like these foggy misty scenes. Great fence shots and the sheep was a surprise. Pretty post and images. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

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  5. Great foggy presentation. Thankful we do not get that much here.

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  6. What beautiful photos! It is very atmospheric! xx

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  7. eerie and enveloping but so beautiful! thanks, karen!

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  8. Oh Karen, how hauntingly beautiful! I absolutely loved this post, my friend. I have always loved the fog and when I lived in Canada I got to see it quite often, but living in the mountains I hardly get to enjoy it :) Thank you for sharing.

    Hugs and joy to you!

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  9. So ethereal and haunting Karen! Love it!! So pretty - and the sheep was a favorite part. Lol ;)
    xoxo

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  10. Oh those photos in the mist and your haunting words have me out in goosebumps! Sooo
    mysterious but with a beauty that draws you on and in!
    A wonderful post!

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  11. The series of photo's are very mystical and spooky but beautifully done. I really enjoyed them.

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  12. You really captured the fog well.

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  13. Karen, I absolutely love the misty fog. I grew up in the Bay Area, CA and I awoke to that mysterious fog many mornings. Your pictures are gorgeous!

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  14. Really beautiful photos, Karen! Fog has always been my favorite weather condition. I find it enchanting.

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  15. I sure would be hard pressed to choose a favorite shot of these...I love misty, foggy shots. Mist/fog is like snow--makes the ordinary, sometimes even ugly, seem beautiful.

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  16. beautiful misty images. love that fence image tucked in there.

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  17. You have captured some wonderful shots of fog. It must be beautiful to experience it in person.....

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  18. This is such a beautiful and almost mystical post. I love the photos and prose. Just lovely!

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  19. Dear Karen,

    Love all your beautiful misty photos and all looks so magical. Such lovely words to take you right there. thanks for sharing.
    Happy weekend
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  20. Greetings Karen, I too loved seeing your misty photos of winter's lovliness. We had fog roll in here last night and it was magical. It reminded me of those Sherlock Holmes movies set in fog strewn London. Hope all is well with you and your lovely family. Hugs, Pat

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  21. Dearest Karen,
    You can show us very intimate photos from another world that did diminish in size. But seeing things and animals that mean no harm is comforting!
    Enjoy a cozy weekend inside your lovely home.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  22. Hi Karen, my dear friend, thank you for those lovely and misty pictures! I love them!
    Wishing you a wonderful and blessed weekend, filled with joy and love!
    Hugs, Claudia xo

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  23. Some quite surreal snaps at times. I love foggy pictures but don't like to be out in it so much.

    Diana

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  24. Sublime photos, Karen! Bellisomo!

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  25. Wow I love the fog in the morning especially in the wood.
    Have a lovely Friday, Karen!!!

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  26. Trees Through the Mist. Perhaps a new film title?

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  27. Quite spooky! Your wonderful mountain has disappeared! Enjoy your weekend x

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  28. Beautiful in a very otherworldly and mysterious way !

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  29. Beautiful post! You have great photography skills which tells a great tale! Have a wonderful weekend! Lynn

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  30. Beautiful photos and you have a creative way of bringing us along with you on the misty morning walk. Love the surprise of the sheep!

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  31. Wonderful misty images, Karen! Mist makes even the ordinary extraordinary and your mountains and forests are always spectacular.
    Thank you for the lovely texts too. Have a great weekend! xx

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  32. it is like another, magical, mysterious place!! what a great entry for good fences, beautiful captures!!!!

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  33. Beautiful photos! I just love those misty mornings!

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  34. Fog is always mysterious and lovely.

    Wonderful photos.

    FlowerLady

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  35. What a great post. Those "misty/foggy" fence shots were fantastic. The prose you added to them just made everything come alive. I really enjoyed this.

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  36. The misty photos are beautiful, Karen! I always enjoy seeing views of your world.
    Happy weekend, sweet friend! xo

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  37. Love the magical fog photos. I do hope to get some myself one day.

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  38. Fantastic fog pictures, it always gives this feel of what is beyond, love the one where you can barely see the sheep. Like the words you gave to the pictures too! Have a most enjoyable weekend!

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  39. I too enjoy capturing foggy day.. I often hope to find a lonely animal alone in the mist and wonder how it finds it's self around...and sometime one's own thoughts are carried away and you can scare your self silly in the fog covered path as you walk along...
    All lovely photo images...like number 1 photo cause that one could be the scene that could get yourself lost in thought of never seeing ahead and being lost --wink!!!

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  40. So so lovely! Beautifully written and beautifully photographed, Karen. And I love the quote at the end. I look forward to the possibility of a misty woodland scene close to my home!

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