On Saturday morning, we awoke to a thick foggy mist hanging over the lake. It was almost mystical.
I had to walk along the beach and capture what I could on film, though it doesn't nearly measure up to the memories.
The spider web at the end of the neighbor's dock seemed to be suspended in space.
I moved on from the beach and into the woods, absolutely dazzled by the way the sun started to break and cast its rays between the tall, dense pines. When I was a child, we called this "a biblical sky" and it certainly seemed that way this particular morning.
I noted the early morning dew on the spider webs, complex interweaving of silky threads.
If you want to see really fabulous spider web photos, visit Ruth's wonderful blog. Meanwhile, you must make do with mine!
As I was walking back, the the sun was a bit brighter, and so was this sneak preview of the autumn to come.
As my day went on, I was able to enjoy the bounty of the farm market, with its vibrant colors in vegetables...
And of course the peaches I bought had to be grilled in tin foil making a marvelous dessert. We were missing only ice cream! (I topped it with a little bit of the farm market granola, but that photo wasn't so hot!)
It wasn't a weekend without wildlife. My ducks -- Quick and Quack -- made several appearances, perhaps motivated by a good chunk of baguette.
Their pretty feathers and wonderful feet make me smile. But they move awfully fast for ducks!
Of course, Gypsy is always on the lookout for wildlife!
While I enjoyed farm markets, antique markets, cooking and photography, Rick stained the part of the porch I couldn't reach last year!
Of course, there were Scrabble games on the porch, crossword puzzles, and for Rick, a bike ride! And quiet time, as we'd watch the sky change colors, from pale blues and grays to deep hues of midnight blue and orange.
And so, I leave you with another beautiful sunset or two. I'm going to miss these.
Just maybe I'll catch one or two more!
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