Saturday, July 05, 2008

" I started early - took my dog..."















I really should do it more often.


23 comments:

Rosie said...

mysterious mist...if only it was always so lovely here

Catalyst said...

Very surrealistic, Lucy.

andy said...

...you should, if it results in more beautifully atmospheric shots like these.

marja-leena said...

Living by such gorgeous countryside must make those early morning walks even more fantastic, judging by these beautiful photos, Lucy! I love those very mysterious witchy figures too.

Zhoen said...

Dog would love it.

Granny J said...

Beautiful mist -- one of the few natural phenomena I really miss here in Arizona. Those are lovely photos.

herhimnbryn said...

A dog walker's delight.
Early is usually best (said she still in her pjs at 9.15am!)

Does Moll wait patiently while you take pics? Bryn wanders off and then comes back to stare at me!

Robin Starfish said...

Pure magic.

SpiralSkies said...

The trees in the mist really do look like hunched old ghosts... amazing. You captured the light beautifully.

You must have been up at dawn. Such dedication. Envious as always.

Lucy said...

Thanks people.

The countryside is not remarkable, just cornfields, pasture, a straight road except in this very remarkable light. I'm usually up at this time but can't usually drag myself out of the house, mostly just back to bed or sometimes waking up gradually in front of the computer, but it really was a lovely morning, so I went out on the terrace and watched the sunncoming up, then decided to get dressed enough to walk.

Mol was very excited, and couldn't wait to tell Tom all about it when we got back, rushing upstairs barking and wagging. She's generally fine about taking pictures as she's pretty ponderous and likes to sniff about, sometimes gives the lead a tug, but we have a reciprocal arrangement whereby we both tolerate each other's stopping to sniff and snap!

stitchwort said...

Up early to get a good position to see Le Tour go by? Ah, no.

Still, the photos were excellent, as usual.

Plutarch said...

You should do it more often. These photographs make the back of my neck prickle. Wasn't how Emily Dickinson defined poetry?.

julie said...

You always have the loveliest photos, Lucy - all I can do is sigh in wonder.

Dave King said...

Lucy
These are absolutely wonderful photographs. It really is amazing what the combination of a bit of mist and a painter's eye can achieve! But where's the dog? - I'm only kidding, they are fantastic.

Avus said...

These are terrific pictures, Lucy. I just love "contre jour" shots and these are "jus' perfick" (to coin a phrase)

marly said...

I see your shoes were overflowing with spermatous pearl... Where are the trees going in the eleventh picture?

Just dropping by to say that you two have done a great job of q-looniness. I've heard a good many compliments. Brave women, to tackle such a topic!

jzr said...

Breathlessly Beautiful!!

Lucy said...

Thanks again.
Points mean prizes for the man who got the Emily Dickinson quote.

Stitch - the Tour is up in St Brieuc, but I forget when. I did turn out for it a couple of years ago when it went past the door, it was quite fun...

Dave K - in fact there was one with the dog, but it wasn't one of the better ones! I could put it up anyway.

Marly - thanks deary! It was great, really. I don't feel I deserve an enormous amount of credit, but badgering Laura for a watercolour was something I was proud of!

meggie said...

Ah the magic of the morning mist! How wonderful. Your photos are so lovely.

Dick said...

And once again - fabulous pics, Lucy!

Sadly, we won't be summering in Britanny now so will not get a chance to witness such sights. Economics and logistics have us heading for its sister nation, Cornwall.

leslee said...

Gorgeous photos, Lucy. They do look otherworldly. But then early morning is always kind of otherworldly to me! Not quite awake yet, everything still and mysterious...

Sheila said...

They are all lovely. But I think I love most of all photo 11. It makes me think of the trees dancing. As if they are alive throught the night and stop moving when the sun comes up so as not to frighten us.

Reminds me of Hebrew poetry, with the natural so intermingling with the human stories.... "The mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees shall clap their hands...."

Elizabeth said...

Very lovely. Why must I always use that word for your work?
I love the early morning mist & fog hovering over farmland. I used to keep my camera in my car to catch such moments while I drove to work. I do not leave the house early enough anymore. I do have photos that I paint from, however! Fog is exceptionally difficult to paint in watercolor!
Pax, E