Monday, October 12, 2009

Fall Dreams...

Today I shrugged on a coat and headed for my favorite place on earth, the woodsy place where mushrooms sprout...

...and moss spreads...


...and water pools like a mirror.

Fall made it to the State Park before I did, leaving its misty, hazy colors laying about. I walk and hear the dripdrip of rain dropping, the thudthud of acorns falling, the slapslap of branches blowing into one another. The leaves congregate above my head and scatter below my feet. My breath hangs as I walk. My feet are wet, cold.

I love it here.


If I had all the money in the world, I'd buy a stretch of the park. I'd build a small cottage and buy an old blue bicycle and would sell fried pies and brownies to the children. As dusk fell, when everyone went home, I'd take my kayak out onto the water mirror and float... float... float. I'd float past the lily pads, past the bend where the maple kisses the water and float until the moon came out and glistened on the mirror. Then I'd turn toward home.

One can dream. Especially in a place like this. One can dream.

20 comments:

Sissy said...

While I am not a super outdoorsy girl, I love these shots of the park. I love to wander around a park and then find a bench or a blanket and settle in with a book. Here's to finding an hour of peace.

ancient one said...

Perfect...

Debi said...

I love your dream!

the lady of the house said...

What a beautiful setting. I love your little day dream - so fun!

Sarah Ann said...

Wow that place is so beautiful.

Tracey said...

A beautiful dream to have...and a very beautiful place!!!

:) T

redeemed diva said...

Gorgeous!

Connie said...

That would be Heaven :) And you have such an eye with the camera. I find myself admiring your photos so much, the angles and your approach. You have such a wonderful take on life and it comes through w/your pictures as well. Have a wonderful week, Brin.

Lori said...

this is such a gorgeous spot I can see why you would want to stay here forever!

vintage girl at heart said...

Beautiful!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I'm so glad you still live close to your favorite place. What a perfect fall dream.

Susan said...

I think I'm going to spend some time today thinking about and writing down my own dreams. thanks !

Elenka said...

Never stop dreaming, Brin

Kate said...

Wow-- I've been lurking for a long time and was shocked to see you post that particular park today. I just Googled it last night because we are having a family reunion there soon. I'm much more excited after seeing your pictures! Thanks for sharing.

MamaAngie said...

Beautiful pictures, Brin! And beautiful dreams. I'm so glad God allows us to dream, even gives us dreams.

Lulu said...

what a lovely place..

Ariadone said...

Hello Brin, I also love parcs and parcvieuws; actually I just wrote a blogpost about the Napoleonplantsoen I visited last weekend, where I have been playing when a very little child. I don't live in that city anymore. I really love your pictures and the moods they express.
Be well
Godeliva van Ariadone

J and Company said...

Brin you are a writer through and through. I wish you would write a book.

Rebecca said...

Such a nice spot. Your photos are beautiful and especially on a rainy day. Hauntingly beautiful.

Patty's Stitches said...

All I can say is WOW.