I went for a walk the other evening, just as it was going dark, and just as the mist was coming in.

The mist added an eerie silence all around, yet at the same time odd noises echoed and reverberated through the silence.

The place took on the feel of a different time, an ancient time, a Jurassic time, in fact. I’m positive I heard a roar in the distance.

With the distant view waiting to be ‘painted in’, the foreground stood out even though there was hardly a glimmer of daylight left.

Everything takes on a different feel as a mist closes in. I half expected to see a shadowy figure emerge from out of the thick fog in the distance… although I’m pleased to say that I didn’t.

And yet, even through the darkness and the mist, the last glimpses of a super Autumn still managed to shine through.

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

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  1. So beautifully eerie and magical Tom! Love it!

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    1. Thanks, Jodi. I do rather like the eerie. And the magical! 😀

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  2. Amazing, I love a walk in the mist. Driving in it is less enjoyable.

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    1. I know exactly what you’re saying, MrsCraft. You see some frightening things when driving in a mist.

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  3. A wonderful description of your walk in the misty evening, Tom. The photos really do look quite spooky.

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    1. Thanks, Sylvia. The odd thing is, the photos do not reveal just how dark it was… maybe that is adding to the spookiness within them!?

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  4. I love the look of a misty landscape

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    1. Me too, Raili. I don’t normally get to see mist rolling in as that day – normally it’s just here! But I love seeing the distance just dissolve away…

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  5. So tell me TL….What do you suppose that creature is in the last photo peeking out from behind the tree? Glad you remained safe….Great pics….VK 🙂

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    1. Thanks, VK. I thought at first it was an aglamok, a tiny deer-like creature that is very rare, especially around here. I’m now thinking I may have been mistaken.

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  6. Stunning photographs Tom, accompanied by your descriptive words. A great team.
    ~ Cobs.

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    1. Ooh, thanks, Cobs. I am rather pleased with how the photos ‘developed’! 😀

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    1. Thanks, Harrison. They don’t show just how dark it was, however.

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  7. Good pictures Tom! 🙂

    I love the eerie feel to a winter fog, but not the ability to avoid being run over becoming somewhat diminished! 🙂

    Currently our roads on the estate are being used as a rat run by drivers with lead foot syndrome! 😦

    Nobody has died yet, but give them time… 😦

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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    1. I agree with you there, Prenin. Those drivers are on the road in perfect visibility as well as fog. They must have super vision or something. Nothing will happen to them, however…

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