Thursday, August 26, 2010

in the glen


down at the bottom of our pasture is a lake (i may have mentioned it before, mostly on flickr). husband and i were exploring a couple of weeks ago and we found a beautiful little glen. it was a sunny, beautiful day, with sunshine peeking through the trees, but i found the glen so deliciously hushed and mysterious.


there was a feeling there of waiting. like the place was holding its breath expectantly, as if something was about to happen.


yet at the same time, it felt like it could wait eternally. like if that something didn't happen exactly then, at that moment, that was ok too. it could wait.


the air felt heavy with a kind of magic. i half expected a faun to step out from behind a tree and invite me home to tea, ala the lion, the witch and the wardrobe. and i more than half hoped that would happen.


it's a special place, like a portal to a secret world. or at the very least, a place where some sort of natural magic is more concentrated than in other places. hidden, waiting, patient and deep and calm. oh so very calm. and oh so impossible to convey in pictures.

9 comments:

Erin Wallace said...

This is so beautiful (as are your lake pictures). Reminds me of the primaevil forests of Europe - so wild and green. Gorgeous.

xo Erin

Lisa-Marie said...

That is a beautiful secret place to have!

Jillsy said...

I think you found your own personal Secret Garden!

Lost Star said...

What a lovely space. It must be so nice having so much nature around you!

Char said...

i'm always reminded of the secret garden - one of my favorite books.

beautiful shots.

Meri said...

It looks like a faery circle, a place where spirits come together.

Lisa said...

The words and the photos made me feel it.

The Painting Queen said...

I think you found where the fairy spirits live....beautiful photos

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Perhaps you felt the spirit of autumn, just beginning to peek out behind the trees.