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harvest moon and photos

This past weekend we had the harvest moon... on Saturday night.

On Sunday morning I woke up at 4 am with the moon shining brightly into my window, casting shadows.

These last few days have started all misty. There are spiderweb strands festooned everywhere--the cosmos flowers are like Christmas trees draped with spiderweb tinsel--and with the mist blowing all around, you can see the strands. I was imagining that if I were to see some huge elk or stag in the woods, his antlers would be decorated with spiderweb strands too. Can you imagine coming face to face with a stag in the mist, with his antlers draped in spiderweb?

Then, the mist has burned off, and the days have been as clear and sharp as a razor. You could cut yourself on each leaf, and the sky is so deep blue that I can't even make up a simile about it.

I visited the little spring in the swamp, and it's still there, and water is still bubbling up through the silt.

The little silvery gray circle in the upper third of the picture, near the center, is where the water comes bubbling up.

Pulling back, this is what the stream in the swamp looks like

Here is the first light of morning on a day when it isn't misty

and here is some milkweed

and this is shot through the screen of my window, by my desk, looking out at the laundry

this, on the other hand, is an abandoned building by the train tracks, right near where I tap maple trees

last pic is some morning glories


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Oct. 10th, 2006 12:11 am (UTC)
What a fabulous moon the past few nights, huh!? Did you hear singing coyotes too?
Oct. 10th, 2006 12:50 am (UTC)
I wish! but no...

Nor your highway entertainment!! :-D
Oct. 10th, 2006 12:17 am (UTC)
I've never seen a blue like that reflected in a pool. Absolutely gorgeous.
Oct. 10th, 2006 12:52 am (UTC)
That's just the digital camera--it didn't really look that blue at all, and pretty as it is, it's a little frustrating, because it hides what I was really trying to show, which was the water bubbling up.
But--it's a pretty picture, and it *is* the spring in autumn (!), so that's fun.
Oct. 10th, 2006 02:25 am (UTC)
Oh, haha. I was all set to believe that to be the loveliest reflecting pool in, like, the universe! :)
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Oct. 10th, 2006 10:13 am (UTC)
**shares around**

but I bet it's gorgeous in virginia, too!
Oct. 10th, 2006 01:20 am (UTC)
real nice pics--I really like the colors in the second swamp spring
Oct. 10th, 2006 10:11 am (UTC)
Thanks! I feel a little guilty though, because part of that was just the camera somehow choosing colors (like the blue of the sky reflected was n't really that intense). The leaves and moss really were like that, though.
Oct. 10th, 2006 03:04 am (UTC)
Beautiful, just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing those!

And I love your vision of the spider web festooned stag. I got a little Celtic shiver, just for a moment. ;)
Oct. 10th, 2006 10:12 am (UTC)
Yeah, or I found myself thinking about the forest spirit in Princess Mononoke, too--which reminded me of Celtic mythology when I first saw the movie.
Oct. 10th, 2006 08:19 am (UTC)
New England Fall! How lovely and chilly and perfect. The way the four seasons march past is really quite a miracle. Thanks for these photos.
Oct. 10th, 2006 10:14 am (UTC)
Yes, it's like a play that's always running and always entrancing. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos :-)
Oct. 10th, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC)
me, me, me, too...I LOVED the snaps and I really wish I could live in New England....think of me often!
Oct. 11th, 2006 12:38 am (UTC)
OK, this makes me want to go back to my favorite place - MA!!!
Man it is so lovely...enjoy!
Oct. 11th, 2006 03:33 am (UTC)
I'm not a fan of the night but the moon, beaming in on my bedroom, is so comforting and lovely. I wuv it.

Oct. 11th, 2006 03:34 am (UTC)
I bet Halloween is just going to be perfect in your New England town. Such fun! Leaves changing, chill in the air, I'm jealous!
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