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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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whiskeredsadie
Oct. 9th, 2006 08:11 pm (UTC)
What a fabulous moon the past few nights, huh!? Did you hear singing coyotes too?
asakiyume
Oct. 9th, 2006 08:50 pm (UTC)
I wish! but no...

Nor your highway entertainment!! :-D
babydriver
Oct. 9th, 2006 08:17 pm (UTC)
I've never seen a blue like that reflected in a pool. Absolutely gorgeous.
asakiyume
Oct. 9th, 2006 08:52 pm (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.
babydriver
Oct. 9th, 2006 10:25 pm (UTC)
Oh, haha. I was all set to believe that to be the loveliest reflecting pool in, like, the universe! :)
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asakiyume
Oct. 10th, 2006 06:13 am (UTC)
**shares around**

but I bet it's gorgeous in virginia, too!
guitbowl
Oct. 9th, 2006 09:20 pm (UTC)
real nice pics--I really like the colors in the second swamp spring
asakiyume
Oct. 10th, 2006 06:11 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.
sin_agua
Oct. 9th, 2006 11:04 pm (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. ;)
asakiyume
Oct. 10th, 2006 06:12 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.
travelertrish
Oct. 10th, 2006 04:19 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.
asakiyume
Oct. 10th, 2006 06:14 am (UTC)
Yes, it's like a play that's always running and always entrancing. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos :-)
deponti
Oct. 10th, 2006 11:16 am (UTC)
me, me, me, too...I LOVED the snaps and I really wish I could live in New England....think of me often!
wondernoon
Oct. 10th, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)
lovely!
OK, this makes me want to go back to my favorite place - MA!!!
Man it is so lovely...enjoy!
miafedup
Oct. 10th, 2006 11:33 pm (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.

miafedup
Oct. 10th, 2006 11:34 pm (UTC)
P.S.
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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