I woke to a fog-wrapped morning, damp and chill.  A fortifying breakfast, some time on the computer and I grabbed my iPad heading out for some solitary walking time.  The trail in the nature preserve felt as damp as if it had rained, the silence broken only by the muted calling of various birds, the dampness making the leaves soft enough to allow me to imagine myself an Indian treading soundlessly along the trail.  Ghostly figures of ducks inhabited the lakes, their bottoms popping comically into the grey air as they ate their fast food breakfasts.  Moisture coalesced enough to rain on me and I could feel my hair curling as I walked.  A lovely feeling of solitude wrapped me as closely as did the fog and reveling in it, I almost missed the spider web bejeweled with diamond droplets, a necklace fit for a queen.  Priceless.

  1. What a heavenly moment – I was there with you. Great writing 🙂

    • And I didn’t even see you. Must have been hidden by the fog! 🙂 I’m pleased you enjoyed it. It was a wonderful walk and I was so excited to see the spiderweb.

      • Oh, I was there – the silvery web brushed past my cheeks as the fog wrapped around my face and I succumbed to the hazy dampness – does nothing for the hair though, does it?

  2. WOW! amazing words and an amazing walk…spiritual in it’s context and the web …excellent photo what a wonderful eye you have. God bless!

  3. I love the image of the ghostly ducks turning upside down! And that’s a beautiful picture. So much more enjoyable to photograph it than to walk through it!

  4. Susan Keene says:

    I felt as though I were there. Thanks

  5. Wonderful post! And a beautiful spiderweb too!

    • Very nicely said, Kimberly, and thanks. I’ve missed seeing you around here.

      • I’ve missed being on and seeing what you’re up to. There is just not enough time in the day to get everything done! I hope you’re having a wonderful week!

      • I don’t mean to make you feel bad, but I always enjoy talking with you or reading your posts. I know what you mean about time!! We had a wonderful vacation during Thanksgiving week; hence all the pictures (with more to come.) If I can’t be in Wyoming, the beach is a great place to be. Have a wonderful weekend!!

      • I always enjoy talking with you too! Your Thanksgiving sounds so nice! The beach would definitely be a great place to be. I just love the sound of the waves. I wish I could be at the beach today! You have a wonderful weekend too! 🙂

  6. Robin in New Jersey says:

    WOW! That is beautiful! I’m sure it was even prettier in person!

  7. It is a beautiful find.

  8. Post was great; picture was fantastic.

    • It is a necklace for a queen as you’ve clearly demonstrated alongside your pic.

      Where we are my kids think of it as the strings that bind and blind. Yuck. They hate them.

      It was a great soft compelling piece.

      And me? I became Chevy Chase walking alongside you until i popped my eye out with a bare branch, plucking it out, and then made it my scepter for the one-eyed king I had become alongside the Queen.


      • Randy, I’m re-reading this and laughing again at the vision (only in one eye) of you as Chevy Chase. In Wyoming, spider webs are the bane of the first rider in the line, unless they have a short horse, because if you aren’t careful, you end up with them across the face. Amazingly, the next day, the webs (and the Webbs) are back. How can that be??

  9. It is amazing how they’re back the next day.

    This must be a case for Jack Webb and Dragnet (not to be confused with an “in Drag” net, for you folks who are so inclined), and now, “just the facts, ma’am.”

    In order to find out how they(the webs) return the next day, we’ll have to consult our Web-ster dictionary, or maybe a web-footed friend, or a boy scout webelo, check a web site or web page, look at a web cam, ask a web master.


  10. elizz says:

    awesome photo!

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