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Autumn gold

At sunrise this morning.
At sunrise this morning.

There is a universal reality in ourselves that aligns us with a universal reality that is everywhere.

~ B. K. S. Iyengar, Light on Life

Waking up.
Waking up with the sun.

Today’s sunrise contained some of the many reasons I love October and the autumn months.  A glorious golden sunrise poured through the lobolly pines that stand guard on the eastern side of the lagoon.

Brightening.
Brightening.

Stripes of ground fog stretched out across the meadows.

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Meadow in the morning.

Fog dancers waltzed across the surface of the lagoon.

Dancing over the lagoon.
Dancing over the lagoon.

Eventually the sun joined in the watery dance.

Sun and fog dance across the water.
Sun and fog dance across the water.

It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity.

~ B. K. S. Iyengar

Dewy pine.
Dewy pine.

The light was simply stunning, leaving a golden sheen or glitter on everything it touched.

Nodding.
Nodding.

Autumn colors are just beginning to take over the foliage of the trees and grasses, and those, too, were enhanced by the morning light.

Looking out over the meadow.
Looking out over the meadow.

My walk was short this morning, but it was enough to start my day off with a big infusion of light and beauty.  Thanks for strolling along with me.  I hope the magic of autumn (or spring, for those of you in the southern hemisphere) inspired and stirred you in some way, too.

Be good, be kind, be loving.  Just Be.  🙂

Sitting under a pine tree.
Sitting under a pine tree.

Reminder:  If you’re participating in Walktober, please post your pingback or link to your post here.  You have until midnight of October 25, although if you need more time, let me know.  I’ll gladly extend it.  (Click on the Walktober widget in the sidebar to the right if you are unfamiliar with the Walktober event.  It will take you to last year’s post about it.  One of these days I’ll get around to making a Walktober page.) 

A little abstract. I love the colors in the background.
A little abstract. I love the colors in the background.

Today’s joys:  Sunrise explorations; the union of light and fog; the wonderfully cool, but not cold, temperatures we have been blessed with today; walking barefoot through the dewy grass on my way back to the house; the rainbow of colors found in the foliage of the sweet gum trees.

Woven.
Woven.

 

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Robin is a photographer, artist, writer, wife, sometime poet, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, friend, and occasional traveler currently living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She finished a 365 commitment to get outside every day in 2011, and has turned it into a lifelong commitment taking one or more walks each day. Robin will continue to share her walks through her words and images on Breezes at Dawn. Older posts can be found at Life in the Bogs, her previous blog. Robin and her husband are in the midst of renovating the house and property they refer to as the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, 35 acres that include marsh, a dock on a tidal creek, meadows, and woodlands. Every day brings new discoveries.

13 thoughts on “Autumn gold

  1. Glorious photos, Robin. I can see how you were energized by the play of light rolling in and making nature glow. I really love the “fog dancers,” too. They do look like creatures over the water.

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  2. Thank you for such a peaceful start to my day here in DC. It was just what I needed. Love the “Sun and Fog” and “Sitting under a pine tree” and “woven” the best of this group…but really loved them all. Thank you so much. I needed this.

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