What does a Led Zeppelin song have to do with this post? Not much. Just a clever title for a post with alot of misty photos 🙂
I was up and out of the cabin early both days this past weekend, enamored with the mist rising off of the river.
The Canada Geese were so vocal to one another as they swam by me.
The otters, too, were chatty and so fun to watch. I just wish I’d had the right lens and light in order to capture a decent photo. Yet even without photos, I can still see those 6 playful otters in my mind.
What a marvelous way to start the day.
I’m packing my bags for (Laurie’s) Misty Mountains
Where the spirits go now,
Over the hills where the spirits fly (and the geese swim), ooh.
I really don’t know.
That’s a marvelous way to start a day.
I so love that you quoted the lyrics, Bruce!
The version Led Zeppelin meant to sing.
These convey a wonderful mood. I love the mist, and even the dull skies, because it adds to the atmosphere. Otters are so great! I am pretty sure I’ve never seen more than one river otter at a time. I can’t even imagine what they must sound like, playing together. Is that an otter head in the second to last misty scene?
It is not an otter, sadly. But I’m going to send (Via FB message) a shot of the six of them. You’ll see how great it was to have 6 of them playing and chuckling at me; you’ll also see how badly the photos were … just too dark and not enough zoom.
I received the photos! You are the absolute best!
Magical, isn’t this the best season?
Oh yes! I just love fall … for so many reasons.
Fabulous images, Laurie. I was oohing out loud! Mystical, powerful, and so serene. Bless you for sharing them with me. My soul sighed. (((HUGS))) Amy
I’m so glad that these brought you some peace ESPECIALLY after the frustration you’ve experienced over the past few days!
Bless you, my friend!! (((HUGS))) Amy
I love how mist turns the world to magic! You have captured it so beautifully Laurie – thanks for giving my morning read a special sparkle 🙂
Misty magic … yes! so glad you enjoyed these images, Pauline
What a beautiful place to spend the weekend! 🙂
It was so lovely! and waking up to a sunrise on the river was perfect, especially because of the geese and the otters!
I love Boomee’s dare. She’s a kick, that one. I know nothing about photography but I know what I like. These, I like a lot. So peaceful. I’m sorry I’m a bit dense and slow. I just realized your bike is a motorbike. 🙂 Silly me. I tried to learn to ride one many years ago. My first husband thought the best place to teach me to ride was in the back yard. Until I drove up the side of the garage. He decided I was a lost cause. 😦 I’m going to have fun discovering your blog.
ha! Boomdee is a hoot! Love her!
Oh my … the side of the garage! I do apologize but that gave me a little chuckle (because I’m assuming you were okay … I hope I assumed right!)
So glad you liked the misty images!!
You can have a belly laugh at the bike going up the side of the garage. I was still holding onto the handles when the former husband took it from me. Both bike and myself were unscathed though no longer friends. ::)
Pretty, pretty, pretty!
Thank you! You and Natasha would love riding your bikes and walking on the New River Trail. If you’re ever in the area …
We may have to do some traveling next summer!
Laurie, if we weren’t stuck here you would have new neighbors in no time. This looks absolutely magical. I want to wake up to mist rising off the lake.
You and your wife are welcome anytime, Emilio!! So glad you liked these images!
The misty mountains are beautiful!
Sheryl, I feel so fortunate to be exposed to such beauty … all year long!
Thank you, Joshi!
Beautiful images and great song too Laurie 🙂
Thanks Joe – I knew you would like the song!!
I second, third and fourth everyone’s comments about your beautiful misty photos, Laurie, but, oh, real otters in the wild! We only ever see the poor creatures in zoos over here (although they always look happy and busy!) The whole family knows that on a trip to the zoo I have to make a beeline straight to the otter enclosure because they are my absolute favourites. You really do live in a beautiful part of the world – and you capture it so well for all to share. xoxoxox
We went our early the next morning, hoping we would see them again, but alas, no luck! I’m so very glad I saw them that first morning. I’d describe them as happy and joyful!
Thanks for your lovely comments, Dani! xoxo
Early mornings are the best. Right now it is just after sunrise and the morning is still cool (just the way I like it). Today we are expecting a top of 41°C (104 F) so not really looking forward to that. Thankfully we have a pool. 🙂
Oh a pool would definitely be great in 104 F (41 C). Wow …
Jeez–you take great photos! I love these misty moments on water, too, but I never seem to capture the photo so well. Lovely!
Thank you so much, Kerry! You’ve made me smile!
It’s always a pleasure to travel with you.
Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures.
Thank you so much, Marcelo! And may I say that I am so glad to have you along 🙂
Love your misty photos and that’s a perfect title! Beautiful mood and atmosphere…almost makes me want to get up earlier in the morning…almost! 🙂
Smiling over your “almost” comment! I often wish I could sleep in some mornings, but alas I awake early. At least I am rewarded by scenes like this!
These are absolutely spectacular – and this Led Zeppelin fan totally loves your title! 🙂
Glad to have met another fan!!
Thank you for your generous comment about the photos.
Loving these misty photos!
Thanks Mae. It was such a great morning, with the geese as my companions. No otters this second morning, although I did look!
love how the mist makes everything look so otherworldly…gorgeous photos!
What a perfect word, Heather. Thank you!
I’m rather envious of your views on this particular morning LB. It’s one of the things I miss most about our old house. The birds. We were very lucky to have a great variety including: Herons, Pelicans, Sand Pipers, Ducks, Cormorant’s and yes, Canada Geese. How wonderful to see otters too. I have had a crush on them since I read “Ring of Bright Water” in grade 4. I should read it again, it’s a classic.
Loving your first photo a lot. You’re so good at putting the right thing in focus. I need so much practice. xo