October 02, 2011

Splendor In The Grass.

We are in the midst of an uncanny Indian Summer. Yesterday was the warmest day in October ever measured and indeed our second month of the fall began warmer than our July.

As the sun heats up the air to record breaking temperatures, the nights are nevertheless still cool, giving rise to misty mornings and dew covered ground. Being up early, I literally waded through our overgrown lawn - having not been mowed for over two months, it belongs more appropriately in a jungle than in a garden.

Yet the long grass offered an unexpected surprise. Among the vibrant and juicy green slender leafs, tiny droplets of water shone as if thousands of diamonds were thrown onto the ground. Spread all across the grassy carpet, these reflected the low lying autumn sun like miniature mirrors. It was as if an enchanted being crossed here in a hurry upon day break, leaving behind beads of a broken necklace. Accidentally strewn onto the leafage, some drops got caught up in the silky threads of spider webs - a treasure to find for those who look.

And indeed, what beauty lies hidden between the green straws if we only take the time to notice. Brilliant splendor in the grass, a reward for an early riser and a delightful last kiss of summer as it waves good bye.

(Please click images for a better view.)




33 comments:

Becky~ said...

Goodmorning Zuzana!Oh my Im enjoying this images,how lovely.Picture 6 is just so fascinating. How awesome is nature..simply gorgeous.

This weekend here has been very cold with rain ugh!Prior to this was HOT.So Im not sure where its going this week ha.

Do have a lovely day my friend.

Becky~ said...

By the way I loved that movie Zuzana,Splendor in the Grass.

Brian Miller said...

oo these are lovely zuzana, there is beauty all around us...i understand on the grass too, i finally cut mine friday after a rather long while...smiles. love how the dew and the spiders work together to create such beauty....

it was 60 as the high yesterday...wonderfully cool and enjoyable...

Kat_RN said...

Enjoy it while it lasts. We are finally getting a little cooler. I enjoyed your photos, but your writing and your attitude are wonderful.
Thanks again,
Kat

Sandy said...

What fantastic photos of the grass and dew Zuzana! Can I put them on Pinterest? Your credit as the source goes with the photos. It's cooler here with rain again. How does Bat Cat like his new home? Haven't seen photos of him for awhile.

Pix Muse said...

I love photos of rain drops. And your rain drop photography is simply spectacular! :-)

Gentle hugs,
"Pix Muse" blog
"Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees." ~~Faith Baldwin

Birdie said...

There picture refresh a tired soul. Thank you so much for posting them. Do you know what kind of spider made the web with the hole in the middle. I have seen them before and have no idea as to the creator.

Susan Deborah said...

Wow, is but a simple and plain word to describe the lovely and detail photographs. I was intrigued by the phrase "Indian summer" but you're right when you refer to a cruel summer day as Indian summer. Our weather is always hot, hotter or hottest. But inspite of that heat, your eye for detail is amazing.

Have a great week ahead, dear Zuzana.

Joy always,
Susan

adrielleroyale said...

THESE SHOTS ARE AWESOME!!! I love them!! Seriously you have such a knack for discovering the stunning beauty nature has to offer!! :)

Myrna R. said...

Both your words and your photos are so beautiful. I am so impressed that you take the time to notice the beauty that surrounds you and to record it for us, while you work and are beginning to adjust to a new life. Thank you for doing this Zuzana.

SandyCarlson said...

The unexpected can yield incredible blessings, that's for sure.

Elizabeth said...

Your pictures are absolutely, perfectly stunning but there is this nagging question on my mind: When and how are you or mr. F. gonna mow that grass?

LOL, thanks for making my sunday night even more fun!!!! See you soon.

Angela Bell said...

The photos are exquisite! The weather is the same here in Cornwall.We went walking today and it was hotter than the summer.It is lovely but I hope it is not further evidence of global warming.

Rahul Bhatia said...

Stunningly perfect!

sprinkles said...

Spiders freak me out but your pictures are gorgeous as always!

I love the blades of grass and how each one has so many drops of dew on them. That's not something I would ever think to take a picture of but it's very cool!

I always love to read about how you see the world.

Kath said...

What beautiful photos. I especially liked the cobweb with the hole in it. You feel as if you could peep through it into another, magical, world.

MarieHarmony said...

How great it is to be an early riser to be able to contemplate such beauty! Nature always have amazing things to offer. These raindrops are magical, like soap bubbles, treasures revealed by the new morning.

Have a great week and thanks for sharing!

Dulce said...

Beatiful... missing some fresh grasss and its smell here- at 38 degrees!

ladyfi said...

Oh my - what dewy deliciousness! Such glorious photos. I love the way autumn kisses the grass and leaves gifts for those of us who get up early enough.

Amanda said...

i was spellbound by those fotos zuzana - absolutely stunning! those dewdrops look like diamonds indeed....

there is something so delicious about lying in the grass — and fall is one of my favorite seasons. i love your tribute in honor of this in-between season, my friend♡

xo
amanda

Donna said...

Beautiful photos, Zuzana! Love the dew drops, just like diamonds!

Hugs,
Donna

Just_because_today said...

you really know how to describe a scene! and the pictures are absolutely breathtaking

Just_because_today said...

and I would have never thought of taking pictures of grass. See what I miss?

Rajesh said...

Wonderful images. You have captured them beautifully.

Zuzu said...

How beautiful!!! I love these photos!
It has been a warm & beautiful autumn here are well. The aspen leaves are gorgeous! :)
Have a lovely week, dear Zuzana!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Keera Ann Fox said...

Wow! What great pictures, Zuzana!

Michael Manning said...

An old girlfriend of mine from college used to write her biology notes in green ink. She called it, "The color of life", and relative to her biology classes this was true. But I see so much vibrant life in these images too!

Hilary said...

Wow.. I need to get up and out earlier. ;) Beautiful shots, Z.

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

These photos are AMAZING!!!!

A Lady's Life said...

Oh so well put.
I love the pictures and how much splendor is found in our world if only we took time to look.:)

steviewren said...

You discovered the crystal sea!

Rosezilla said...

What an enchanting, magical post! Takes me back to my childhood when I noticed every detail of the outside world.

Zuzana said...

Becky, Brian, Kat, Sandy, Amelia (nice to see you;)), Birdie, Susan, adrielle, Myrna, Sandy, Elizabeth, Angela, Rahul, sprinkles, Kath, Marie, Dulce, ladyfi, Amanda, Donna, Myriam, Rajesh, Zuzu, Keera, Michael, Hilary, Jill, Lady, Stevie and Rosezilla – thank you so much for your beautiful and way too kind words of compliments on the photography.
So glad you enjoyed this simple beauty of nature, which so apparent at all times and which is there for all of us to enjoy, to no cost at all.
I guess the fact that we have not cut our lawn for months created this magic that would otherwise had gone un-noticed.

Thank you everyone for your always kind visits and lovely comments.

Xoxo
Zuzana