Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Misty Morning Walk

I found myself at Second Home Nature Center this morning with about 20 minutes to kill, so I quickly headed out onto the Hemlock Hollow and Bog Trails. The thick fog from the river by my house was a little thinner at the nature center, more of a mist.

No one had yet walked either of these trails, so I broke through countless spider webs. I spent much of my short walk flailing my arms and wiping my face, but I would not be deterred by the webs (or the deer flies or the humidity). I paused briefly on the bog platform to look out over the lake.

Because I've spent my entire life playing, walking, and working at Second Home Nature Center I tend to take it for granted, but this morning the mist magically transformed a landscape I know inside and out to something more exotic, a glimpse of something wilder.


Unknown said...

Gorgeous. Such beautiful landscape. Seriously.

a/k/a Nadine said...

Yes! I am lucky to have such a place in my hometown.

Unknown said...

You're brave. Spiderwebs, horseflies and humidity are definitely three things that would deter me. ;-)