12 December 2013

One Of Those Extraordinary Days

not only was the date 11/12/13
(in the US 12/11/13)

but we had fog all. day. long.

This time of year 
I drive by farmer fields
with gorgeous lone oak trees swallowed by fog at the base
- such a romantic look about it -

I often want to pull over to capture the moment
but we would be late for school

Once I get the kids dropped off,
the fog has disappeared

Not yesterday

I had most of the day to photograph at my leisure

And to add to my photo snapping joy,
the night left behind a hoar frost!

Which is code for seeing the invisible...

Droplets of dew froze on spider webs
to reveal lacy gossamer handiwork

Fuzzy moss on tree trunks
begged for a closer look

In this little corner of England,
hoar frost may happen just a few times a year or not at all

Sort of like a rainbow

You feel lucky

So as the sun set (at 3:51pm!)
the day ended with this dreamy landscape

Hoping your December 
is filled with many rainbow moments


- photos by me -


Tanya said...

It was a really mystical day! I kept waiting for the fog to lift and it never did. Strange!

Denise said...

Gorgeous Laura!! I like the moss and the red berries. Don't you love it when it works out that you can capture these amazing images on camera? Such a beautiful place you're living; thanks for sharing with us! BTW, the sun is setting between 5:00 and 5:30 here in North Carolina, so not a lot later than where you are.

Hugs to you,

Denise at Forest Manor

unrosetoinviacerreto said...

I too have noticed the extraordinary yesterday's date, 11/12/13.
Beautiful your day started with fog, then the frost
that surrounds those beautiful red leaves, and finally with a
warm sunset.
Thank you for having shared with us.

Jeanie said...

Your fog photos are fabulous and I'm more than a little envious at the lack of snow! It's very cold here in Michigan and getting colder. White Christmas for sure.

Ola said...

what a misterious atmosphere!

Barbara said...

What gorgeous pictures and it looks like it was a fabulous day!

Gina Howie said...

Absolutely beautiful photographs. They are so gorgeous. It certainly was an extraordinary day. You did a fabulous job capturing it.

Anna-Marie Field said...

What magnificent photographs!!! You were obviously and the right place at the right time!!! That is what makes photography so exciting!!! Very nice indeed!!! Have a great day!!!

Wendy said...

Absolutely Lovely, thank you for taking a day to photograph and share!

Sissym Mascarenhas said...


everything is so beautful!


ANovelThought said...

Stunning, beautiful images~ you're a fabulous photographer, writer, and snatcher of magical moments. Many thanks, Laura!

Patricia said...

Oh My ! Breathtaking scenery and photos ! How fortunate you are to witness such beauty in nature.....

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Really like the frost edged red leaves!

Amy at love made my home said...

The fog was soooo thick yesterday wasn't it. It was quite amazing. You have taken some wonderful photos though, I love the spiders web, I wish that I could capture some photos like that, or when they are covered in raindrops. So very pretty. Thank you for sharing. xx

ann said...

It was Robert Brownin who "Oh to be in England when April is there. He was living in Italy at the time. I would say "oh to be in England on a foggy morn to take suc wonderful photos as your. Love the review mirror tree. Somehow I missed the Pooh post . How cool to go there!

Janey and Co. said...

These are amazing! I can't even pick a favorite!

You have the most positive attitude and it come through on your blog....H ave. Wonderful weekend.

Iota said...

I was on a train all the way from Scotland to the south coast of England, and the further south we came, the thicker the fog. Through Surrey and Sussex it was amazing. So beautiful. The lights of Gatwick airport runway loomed out of the fog like some sci-fi location.

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Beautiful! Happy Holidays!

Noelle the dreamer said...

Beautiful Laura, so enjoyed to see it all through your lenses!
All the best to you and yours for a happy Holiday Season!

Katherine said...

Beautiful photos :-)

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Lovely pictures! It was bright and sunny on the seaside that day, but when I drove to school, which is half an hour from the sea, it was also all foggy... I didn't have my camera, though!

Pom Pom said...

Gorgeous, Laura! I love that country road.

Bluebell Woods said...

I love your pictures and will enjoy reading more on your blog. I am following you

Bonnie said...

Thank you for sharing your delightful day with us. Your photos are beautiful.
Merry Christmas to you.

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sara tardiff said...

Seriously stunning photos! It is all very British-looking (:

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Earthworms and Marmalade said...

Wow!! Amazing pictures. So beautiful!

Tina in CT said...

Your photos capture the beauty of the simple things in nature.

Do you have a photographic background?

I love your blog.