August 29th, 2007

Wanaka tree

Misty morning

I'm sorry I've been away from LJ for a few days. It tends to happen at the week-ends anyway, but this was a week-end with a holiday stuck on the end of it. On top of that I had a training course all day yesterday and have been busy this morning. So, I'm sorry I haven't been around much. 

The weather was really nice over the week-end and I feel slightly guilty that I didn't get out more and take more photos. But I just felt fairly knackered and didn't really move far from the house. I started the week-end off with the best of intentions but they just didn't come to much. I was up and out around five o'clock on Saturday morning. The area I live in really comes up trumps at this time of year; late summer and early autumn are wonderful. The hedges and orchards are full of fruit and berries, the sun has a really orange, warm quality to it that seems to give everything a special glow. The warm days and cool nights produce a special mist which rises on still mornings just as the sun comes up and then hangs at a metre or so above the ground until it burns away an hour or so later. I see it very often on my way to work as I drive across the moors, but it's always when I don't have my camera with me. 

On Friday evening I decided that it felt right and that I would set my alarm for just after silly o'clock and get out and see what I could find. So as the sun was rising I was taking photos out on the moors near the village of Westhay. 

So here are some of the photos. The last one may not look much, but it is actually the one I am most proud of. 

Before the mists began to rise.

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