it’s mornings like these that make me feel so incredibly grateful to live where i live. to be able to peel myself out of bed in the morning for sunrise and simply walk a short distance from my front door to see these sights. these photos were taken last week before we set the clocks back. you’d think it would be easier to go for a sunrise walk at 7am instead of 6am, but oh, how hard it is to bundle up and go outside when it’s in the 20s. it was so worth it, though. i walked faster than usual down to the pond and was amazed to see the sun beaming through the trees and lighting up patches of mist. i was completely focused on the magic of the morning mist and wished i had gotten up a little earlier before the sun even rose. i continued on my usual trail and hunted down more fog on our other pond while the sun was working to quickly burn it off. the greatest surprise, however, was when i reached the boardwalk i always visit. it was a winter wonderland of frost! everything sparkled and shone in the light. i couldn’t believe it. i wish i had a video camera to really document how the frost twinkled like it was alive in every moment. we’ve now been having regular frost and freezing nights (with the exception of an usually warm Nov. 1st!). i don’t know if i’ll get to see another frost as gorgeous as this one, though. we’ll see.
my current reading wish list (aka i need to finish the books i’ve already started so i can get to these!): the signature of all things – elizabeth gilbert; cooked – michael pollan; a dance with dragons – george r.r. martin (the paperback FINALLY came out!); changes in the land – william cronon (i’ve had a copy of this for a while and it’s just sitting on my shelf).