Thursday, July 16, 2009

Mystical Meadow Magic


My three-day vacation in the mountains of West Virginia included time spent on the high meadows. This is the land where the wood nymphs, the flower fairies, the tree trolls and the moss magicians hang out and cast their spells and plan their celebrations and create mischief. The beauty of the place had me bewitched. There was plenty of addictive cool sweet air to breathe. We were there on a day that the mountain top captured a cloud and held it close around its shoulders almost hiding the well-mowed walking trail and certainly causing the wood sprites to giggle as we tried to find our way. (This meadow was actually created from land fill and gets mowed every few years to keep it as a meadow.)


There are thousands of high meadow flowers blooming and others yet to come before the fall and cold winter snows. The tiny pale silhouette in the distance in the photo below is my husband lost in the misty spell of the mountain top.


Even the weedy crown vetch was lovely up there. (Click on photos and you can be there.)

6 comments:

Sarah Lulu said...

the meadow flowers are so pretty....

Hilary said...

Beautiful photos and perfect title. There sure is magic in a meadow.

Friko said...

I love meadows and wildflowers. I tried to create one in a field by my house, but the grass is still too thick and dominant.
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Kerri said...

It sounds, and looks, heavenly up there in that misty meadow. Thanks for thinking of us and sharing the photos :)
The turtle was another magical moment for you. What an amazing assortment of wildlife you see in your neck of the woods.
We have a gray fox sneaking around that is trying to catch itself a kitty dinner. We were chasing it at 2:30 in the morning a couple of weeks ago. I wish it would go haunt somewhere else.
Love those osprey pics.
And the little wren in her nest...so sweet :) I wish we had wrens.

Dave King said...

It's all lovely. Nice to see pictures that don't overlook emptiness. A nature pic' doesn't have to be crowded. These were well chosen.

One Woman's Journey said...

Beautiful. I love your images and your sharing. You never fail to put a smile on my face. In the city for appointment and checking your entries.