Sunday, October 18, 2009

Walking in Wonder and Grace

The freeze lifted yesterday, too late for my potted mums and asters. Only the flowering kale carries on. So I wandered out this morning looking for the remains of beauty.

I was not disappointed as I found a few shimmering beauties in the soft morning light.

If I were a bird I would be very reassured by all the berry goodness.

The morning light revealed silver and gold.

And even some liquid gold dancing in the fresh, earthy breeze.

These copper leaves found their foil against the chartreuse moss.

And the lichen that lay like brocade along the branch swelled and bloomed after the rain.

Some kind people even left ornaments to remind the overwintering birds that merriment is still to come.

Crystals lined the sprays of spruce.

When I looked down I saw someone left me a note but I don't understand the language. It must be very old.

I think it says something about walking with wonder and grace.

Happy Sunday :)


Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

Wonderful, inspiring post. Stunning pictures, I especially like the water drop about to fall off the blue berry. :)

sweet bay said...

Very beautiful!


Some really beautiful shots of autumn, that you should be very proud of!!

The Garden Ms. S said...

Thank you for the kind words. I really enjoyed this post as it was a lovely morning to be out after a mild rain softened everything up that had froze earlier. Any credits for the quality of the photos goes to the new camera from hubby that is making photography so much more fun! I have lots to learn about it but the great thing is that it works with me and seems to be able to more or less capture what I am going for. I foresee lots of winter photography ahead :)

Carol said...

Lovely Lovely! Carol

Urban Green said...

Very beautiful pictures! Well-captured.

Naturegirl said...

You certainly walked with wonder and grace and found some treasures in your Autumn garden. Images were perfection to view.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

What great photos! Love the berry ones, the Cedar Wax Wings should love those.

Anonymous said...

Love the captured drop! A great seasonal selection.