Sunday, July 16, 2006

Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams
Originally uploaded by CaptPiper.
July 16, 2006
Summertime… and the livin’ is easy.

But once in a while, it pays to drag myself out of bed and drive country roads as the sun is rising. Last Friday morning I looked out the window at 5:50 a.m. and saw a slightly thicker fog than usual lying over the fields like a cloud. I decided not to go back to bed, but take my camera hunting.

At first I didn’t find anything much. I took a few of the sunrise through the fog. I got one misty blue field with a double track meandering through it that I liked.
The sun was well above the horizon and I was actually on my way home when the road lead me though a valley filled with a light fog. Sunbeams were shafting through tree branches into a weedy golden meadow. Well, this was worth stopping for. After I was out of the car and searching for the best angle and crop, I noticed that the weeds in the field were draped with spider webs – beautiful round webs sparkling with beaded mist. And there were hundreds of them. This was the treasure I had been searching for. What a rush!!

If you want to see more digital captures from that morning, click on the photo to go to my Flickr site and look at the "Morning in July" set.

1 comment:

Lynn said...

I went walking this evening (my youngest daughter and my son were on bikes) down our country road and thought to myself that I really should have brought my camera. I also found myself thinking that I should get out early and walk (with camera)...then I came home and saw your early morning treasures! So beautiful....I definitely need to get up and get out;-) Not to mention I could use the exercise!