Tuesday, April 24

the sounds across the lake


a few sunday evenings ago i found myself laying in bed, k. laying next to me, he would be spending monday on the hill a rare day off so i turned to him and said "can we go to the green mountains if there is fog in the early morning?" i woke up that morning, ran to the window and like i had hoped the rain and the warmth of the earth created a perfect foggy morning. we made our coffees filled are carafes and headed out.  the green mountains begins twenty minutes from our home. we drove, stared out the window, as we often do in the mountains we talked about hikes we had experienced, mountains we still had to visit.  memories flooded back of the the quiet times we spent away from it all. then there it was, a lake with fog that gently began to lift. we hopped out of the car and took it all in. so needed, so desired, tears formed for across the lake through thick fog i could hear the sounds of children, they were talking to their parents. although i could not see them, i imagined big mugs of  cocoa and tea, warm blankets caped over their shoulders and resting on their laps as they sat on rocks or adirondack chairs staring out  at the lake through the fog. all of this filled me with peace and longing i left there feeling hopeful and renewed.

29 comments:

Sarah said...

The call to renew our spirit can be a strong one...I'm happy that the fog was there for you and gave you what you needed.

Patrice A. said...

these images are breath taking
and I loved the story too

beautiful!

tara said...

i read this twice, and looked at the photos for a while. thank you for it, and good morning to you. xo

ArteMamma said...

Very nice photos. Whatching them I tried to hear those voices, and it's revitalizing to find new stories ...
Have a good day:)

Erica said...

Beautiful images. There's something about fog that gets me.

What lake is this, it's beautiful? I'm in the Green Mountain state too :)

onesilentwinter said...

erica i am not sure of it's name it is on route nine leaving bennington towards brattelboro on the left, lake houses surround the lake

the wild magnolia said...

nature waits for us to visit

so beautiful

Rebecca said...

I can't think of anything more beautiful than the voices of children. Your photos are so peaceful. Thanks for sharing this morning.

Melanie said...

As always, your posts are a moment of peace in my day.

kimberly said...

Absolutely amazing images sweet friend. They are absolutely magical~ What a wonderful day spent with your love~
xx

kimberly said...

Absolutely amazing images sweet friend. They are absolutely magical~ What a wonderful day spent with your love~
xx

Sheila said...

beautifull as always, your post transports me to magical places.

Gemma said...

These are just beautiful. Peaceful.

Cannelle Et Vanille said...

Oh Nadia.... Such beautiful images and words. I'm transported.

Maia said...

We also escape to the nearby mountains for the promise of new perspective, although mist is rarely a part of the view here in Colorado. How lovely the mist on the lake!

Sweet Life Farm said...

Such beauty you and your new camera-companion have captured here: deep, moving and telling. Always grateful for your purity of inspiration. Today: the reminder to listen to the voice(s) often found in the stillness which we miss if rushing by. Here, this morning, it was a barn owl (finally!!!) in the hay barn! Life is filled with sweet surprises! Lovely day to you!

Sweet Life Farm said...

Such beauty you and your new camera-companion have captured here: deep, moving and telling. Always grateful for your purity of inspiration. Today: the reminder to listen to the voice(s) often found in the stillness which we miss if rushing by. Here, this morning, it was a barn owl (finally!!!) in the hay barn! Life is filled with sweet surprises! Lovely day to you!

nedj said...

Merveilleux ... La Nature à l'état pur !!

nedj said...

Merveilleux ... La Nature à l'état pur !!

Debie Grace said...

Oh, the beauty of nature! Sometimes all we need is a getaway from city life and witness the natural beauty of life even just for a minute. It changes everything. :)

Jane Flanagan said...

Very beautiful.

David @ Frenchie and the Yankee said...

Stunning. Hopeful and renewed - I stand by that! Thanks for sharing. Makes me daydream.

Mary said...

Love the quiet, intimate feeling of fog.. I always want to whisper when i see it...

bobbi said...

There is something calming about lake, especially in morning, especially with fog. Is one of my secret to stay focus in hard times, going to the lake at dawn.

Melanie said...

I want to LIVE in your photos.

Melissa said...

Gorgeous photos - amazing really

Jennifer said...

Just gorgeous Nadia. I feel like I am sitting there myself with my cup of hot tea.

Sabina said...

Oh Nadia, so very beautiful...

Les is more said...

this is a place that makes breathing a voluntary action.