Of mist and rocks

At dawn, the old stone church  across the lake bathes in golden light –

Amazing to think that 800 years ago, someone looked at a pile of rocks

And saw how they could be transformed into something so much greater than the sum of their parts.

And as the sun sets,

Don’t ask what the meaning of the birdsong or the setting sun is,

Just enjoy the beauty and let them be.

For more loveliness, please visit: Skywatch.

105 responses

  1. You’ve really got a hang of this photography lark, do you do weddings, funerals and Bar Mitzvahs?

    ~The Dippylomat esq.

    December 8, 2011 at 12:52

    • LOL! I’m just an amateur and have never been asked to photograph a big posh event – or even a small one for that matter…

      December 8, 2011 at 12:53

  2. Stunning images and wonderful words and thoughts ….
    “Just enjoy the beauty and let them be.” Wonderful.

    December 8, 2011 at 12:58

  3. A real shame, I’ve got that wench Pippa Middleton hassling me about a Royal snapshot she wants me to sort out.

    December 8, 2011 at 13:00

  4. These shots are absolutely stunning, poetic and enchanting. These are the sights that move us to tears…
    Lovely words as well, what a joy to come and visit here at all times.
    xoxo

    December 8, 2011 at 13:02

  5. What lovely, peaceful images.

    December 8, 2011 at 13:05

  6. Thank you for your comment on my post. Is it possible to upload an iPhoto slide show to blogger??

    December 8, 2011 at 13:10

  7. Very beautiful and contemplative. Kind of wonder if the people who constructed the building thought it would last 800 years.

    December 8, 2011 at 13:17

  8. 800 years ago, huh? I wonder how different the scene would have been back then? Did people see the same magnificent colours and gasp in amazement as we do??

    December 8, 2011 at 13:36

    • I bet they did! Beauty is timeless.

      December 8, 2011 at 13:41

  9. Visual poetry, as are all your photos. You have a wonderful eye and know how to translate for us illiterates!

    December 8, 2011 at 13:47

  10. great shot!

    December 8, 2011 at 14:13

  11. Wow ! Both of them are really beautiful. I can’t choose one.

    December 8, 2011 at 14:37

  12. Maggie May

    Theres an ethereal feel to these photos. Lovely atmospheric quality.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

    December 8, 2011 at 14:47

  13. Lady Fi, those are gorgeous. They should be on a travel brochure or something. I love’em!

    December 8, 2011 at 14:59

  14. A truly magical view – lovely!

    December 8, 2011 at 15:10

  15. My Gosh!! you take the most enchanting pictures..wooww!! :-D

    December 8, 2011 at 15:14

  16. You really do live in a beautiful part of the world!

    C x

    December 8, 2011 at 15:21

  17. Starting my day right with a visit here LadyFi. Thanks for the beauty.

    December 8, 2011 at 15:34

  18. those are fabulous shots!

    December 8, 2011 at 15:35

  19. Such a beautiful shot and love the mist. You’ve captured it so well!

    December 8, 2011 at 15:36

  20. This is just amazing. What potential can be found in something we see as “just rocks”. Beautiful!

    December 8, 2011 at 16:01

  21. your photos are wonderful. a great place to spend the day. :)

    December 8, 2011 at 16:09

    • Thanks. I live here so get to spend every day right here!

      December 8, 2011 at 18:50

  22. What exquisite photos! You do have such a keen eye! Well done!

    December 8, 2011 at 16:19

  23. I always see your photographs as paintings, beautiful, timeless paintings ;-)

    December 8, 2011 at 16:30

  24. Such peaceful words and photos, thankyou.

    December 8, 2011 at 16:44

  25. just enjoy the beauty and let them be…much wisdom in that…your pics are gorgeous as well..i love the fog and mist…so mysterious…

    December 8, 2011 at 16:52

  26. absolutely gorgeous! should be linked in to Weekend Reflections tomorrow as well!!!

    December 8, 2011 at 17:07

  27. So very pretty. So very lovely. a feeling of the beauty of life permeates this scene.

    December 8, 2011 at 17:21

  28. I love the mist. It’s beautiful and creepy at the same time!

    December 8, 2011 at 17:25

  29. I love how mysterious everything looks!

    December 8, 2011 at 18:08

  30. Gorgeous photos LadyFi!!!

    December 8, 2011 at 18:20

  31. Beautiful two, with fantastic lights and colors.

    December 8, 2011 at 18:52

  32. Breathtaking way to end a day — any day! I love the light and the colors! Superb captures as always, Fiona! Have a beautiful weekend!

    Sylvia

    December 8, 2011 at 19:00

  33. beautifully captured sights!

    December 8, 2011 at 19:10

  34. This weather is beautiful and so are your pictures. Great color and mood.

    Happy evening:-)

    December 8, 2011 at 19:25

  35. I could truly stare at that loveliness all day long. Exquisite.

    December 8, 2011 at 19:26

  36. I’d love to have that scene near me – beautiful captures!

    December 8, 2011 at 19:57

  37. Oh, Fi! What a magnificent view of the church! Your words about the rocks reminded me of the character Tom Builder of Pillars of the Earth. Rocks weren’t just rocks to him… he saw Cathedrals in them. Beautiful post!

    December 8, 2011 at 20:18

  38. Wonderful sceneries! Love the way you captured the fog!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    ***
    Happy day****

    December 8, 2011 at 20:37

  39. Absolutely gorgeous shots. What a beautiful church and I love the imagery of the words about the stones being transformed.

    December 8, 2011 at 20:56

  40. As always just glorious. Thanks.

    December 8, 2011 at 21:47


  41. · Two fantastic photos but I prefer the first one because it is warmer. You have a nice country.

    · hugs

    CR & LMA
    ________________________________
    ·

    December 8, 2011 at 21:50

  42. Bob

    Beautiful place, and brilliant photos.

    December 8, 2011 at 21:55

  43. sandy

    You get to look at that every day? Of course, your photography does it great justice.
    How old is the building? A church, I presume.

    December 8, 2011 at 22:25

    • Yes, It’s a church. Built around 1100.

      December 9, 2011 at 05:50

  44. really wonderfull!

    December 8, 2011 at 22:27

  45. imac

    Truly postcard photos. very mist-ycul, lol.

    December 8, 2011 at 22:42

  46. Beautiful reflections with the mist! Wow!

    December 8, 2011 at 23:30

  47. Magical. Heavenly. Breathtaking.

    The perfect setting for a Romantic Indie film. x

    December 9, 2011 at 01:53

  48. Just dropping by for my “lake fix.” Love to see the same scene and how it can change – you’ve “captured” both the change and the shift in time.

    December 9, 2011 at 01:54

  49. Mist on the water… so lovely!

    December 9, 2011 at 02:32

  50. Stunning Work!

    December 9, 2011 at 05:10

  51. It almost looks like the church is floating on water. Gorgeous and surreal.

    December 9, 2011 at 05:10

  52. Both of these photos are marvelous. The color and composition is just perfect.

    December 9, 2011 at 05:23

  53. Raf

    Splendiferous, lady fi! The scenes from your lake are always so soothing.

    December 9, 2011 at 06:05

  54. ..fabulous! As if it taken from a dream! :)

    December 9, 2011 at 06:14

  55. Your pictures make it look like you live in a magical land.

    December 9, 2011 at 06:42

    • Thanks! Although right now it’s wet, with a huge snowstorm!

      December 9, 2011 at 08:34

  56. Oh so lovely. Thank you.
    xo jj

    December 9, 2011 at 06:53

  57. Wonderful view of the church in the golden light. The reflection is great.

    December 9, 2011 at 07:54

  58. It is so idlyllic where you are, Fi. And your photos are getting better and better x

    December 9, 2011 at 08:03

  59. Hi there – that really is the most wonderful soft light. Well done.

    Cheers – SM

    December 9, 2011 at 09:11

  60. Stunning photos, beautifully presented!

    December 9, 2011 at 09:51

  61. You’ve done it again, LadyFi …
    I’m dreaming away in your lovely mist shots …

    December 9, 2011 at 10:59

  62. a little fog ads a lot to the shots. :) Beautiful.

    December 9, 2011 at 11:06

  63. Wow! This’s what we call beauty,
    love the mist and reflection.

    December 9, 2011 at 11:08

  64. Beautiful scene and lovely photos, Lady Fi! I always enjoy looking at your photos. Well done. Have a great weekend.

    December 9, 2011 at 11:08

  65. Awesome… and breathtaking snaps on dawn and rest of the day!

    December 9, 2011 at 12:22

  66. Totally captivating delivery of both images~

    December 9, 2011 at 14:54

  67. Drømmeaktig stemningsfullt…

    December 9, 2011 at 15:03

  68. beautiful photos…morning and evening ( or should I say late afternoon ) ..it is hard to pick a favorite as they both set a mood. :)

    December 9, 2011 at 15:26

  69. Beautiful colours!! Boom & gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

    December 9, 2011 at 15:40

  70. Oh my that is beautiful!

    SWF

    December 9, 2011 at 15:42

  71. Such an amazing captures! Perfect for postcard.

    December 9, 2011 at 15:58

  72. Those photos are so serene!

    December 9, 2011 at 16:16

  73. Gorgeous composition, tones, light, reflections, and atmosphere in these images!

    December 9, 2011 at 18:24

  74. The photos are beautiful. I love the mist on the water too. Happy SWF!

    December 9, 2011 at 19:07

  75. The pic at the top may be your best so far.

    December 9, 2011 at 20:05

  76. I really have come to believe that you live in a fairy tale land!

    December 9, 2011 at 20:09

  77. Very beautiful! It looks like a great painting!

    December 10, 2011 at 01:04

  78. Al

    Extraordinary, I love these two shots. They’re both peaceful but have such different color and feeling.

    December 10, 2011 at 01:25

  79. A Feast to the Eyes

    December 10, 2011 at 01:34

  80. great thoughts and images!
    very nicely done:)
    love this post!

    have a great weekend!

    December 10, 2011 at 02:25

  81. From dawn to dusk – beautifully captured!

    December 10, 2011 at 04:19

  82. I can’t help feeling that it is not as warm as it looks.

    December 10, 2011 at 05:42

  83. Your photographs of this misty scene at sunrise and sunset are beautiful, Fi… but beyond the aesthetics, I feel the cold in my bones!

    December 10, 2011 at 06:45

  84. Thanks for your visit and lovely comment!

    ***
    Have a great weekend****

    December 10, 2011 at 12:54

  85. Wow! What a wonderful shot! The pink of sunset is good, but I really love the gold from the afternoon!!! Absolutely stunning!!

    December 10, 2011 at 13:50

  86. Awesome capture, Fiona. :)

    December 10, 2011 at 15:18

  87. Mistifying….and mystifying!!!

    December 10, 2011 at 15:25

  88. Simply beautifully captured shot…lovely dreamy effects!

    December 10, 2011 at 16:40

  89. Those are beautiful shots. Simply beautiful.

    December 10, 2011 at 17:58

  90. dianecayton

    Very nice! Really has a soft mood to it. :-))

    December 10, 2011 at 18:26

  91. JM

    I have a favourite this time: the top one. The colours are magnificent! It reminds me an old painting. It’s gorgeous!

    December 10, 2011 at 19:51

  92. Lovely photos Fi. I like the colours – Dave

    December 11, 2011 at 08:18

  93. I somehow like the top one better.

    December 11, 2011 at 08:32

  94. Wauw wat gaaf,top foto.
    Gr,
    Fred

    December 12, 2011 at 09:41

  95. Amazing colors, as if it is in fairyland, dreamland of mystic island.

    December 12, 2011 at 14:38

  96. wow! majestic…love love it!

    December 12, 2011 at 16:07

  97. very nice new Blog Theme, nice colors and layout
    Beautiful photo, I prefer the first one, colors light and mood awesome

    December 13, 2011 at 07:59

  98. Oh, my! These photos gave me goosebumps.

    December 16, 2011 at 03:57

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