THAT TIME WE WERE HIKING …

… and I looked down into the treetops and was shocked to see clouds gathering around my feet!

Puddles are magical things.  My brother and I were walking my mothers two dogs, Sasha and Roxie, down the old mountain road after a cold winter rain during Christmas several years back.  I had stopped to re-lace my hiking boot and sat there in wonder.  There at my feet, clouds were gathering.  The tops of trees were gently swaying in an icy winter gust as leaves fluttered past me.  It was as if I were frozen … afraid to move … not wanting to break the spell.

Then my brother saw it too.

The two of us silently gazed into it as if it were another world.  I slowly took out my camera (as if not wanting to frighten it away) and captured a photo of that magical puddle to another place.  We vowed the next day we would bring our aging Mom down the mountain to see it.  During the night, though, the doorway was closed. Nothing but mud remained where the beautiful window to the treetops had been.

To this day after a heavy winter rain I will often ramble down the mountain to the place where the puddle once was. There is no sign it was ever even there except for this photo.

My brother and I laugh that maybe that puddle wasn’t a reflection at all.  What if it really WERE a … … … but no …

… that would be unimaginable.

 

 

Out of This World

 

5 thoughts on “THAT TIME WE WERE HIKING …

    1. Thank you love! We were telling her all about it and got her hopes up so high! She couldn’t wait to see it. She’s enjoyed this photograph though …
      Thank yo for your sweet comment! ❤

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  1. What a great photo and a great story! Reminds me of a dream I once had where I jumped into a puddle and it was a completely different realm. What fun imagination can be! Thank you for sharing!

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