Yes, sometimes…after a very long hike when I’m falling asleep and it feels like my boots are still on and the trail is still beneath my feet…when the sounds of the forest whisper quietly in my mind…chuckling streams and the breeze flowing through pine needles and leaves…sometimes then…sometimes in the middle of the day after a Yesterday’s hike, images come unbidden, scenes flash before my mind’s eye as I’m reaching for a pen or typing words into the screen…a flower-speckled meadow, silvery snail tracks across the trail and morning dew on a spider’s web, white broad-petaled Β flowers tucked into the shadows swaying…craggy skylines, and waterfalls drumming-up a mist before my eyes….yes…sometimes….

dreamy stream


22 responses

  1. Lovely Scott! I hope those images keep coming. I know exactly what you mean. πŸ™‚

    August 6, 2013 at 9:40 am

    • Thank you, Adrian…and I would imagine that you do. πŸ™‚

      August 8, 2013 at 7:36 am

  2. It looks like you’ve had some rain.

    August 6, 2013 at 9:49 am

    • I’ve had this one sitting as a draft for a while, so I think the image might be a couple of months old already…remnant snow-melt….

      August 8, 2013 at 7:37 am

  3. A much needed respite in the middle of the day … Thank you

    August 6, 2013 at 10:59 am

    • Most welcome, Bonnie. πŸ™‚

      August 8, 2013 at 7:38 am

  4. Your mind painted by nature. What could be better?

    August 6, 2013 at 11:18 am

    • Seems almost perfect, doesn’t it? πŸ™‚

      August 8, 2013 at 7:39 am

  5. How lovely to carry those mind captures with you. Your photo put me back to some of the same sort of memories and feelings; the sights, the smells and the sounds of those mountain streams…and the cool that comes from climbing out of the hot valley in summer. Thanks for sending me back to those magical places.

    August 6, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    • You’re welcome, Gunta…and based on the images you’ve shared on your blog, I know you’ve been to some beautiful places and must have a gazillion mind-captures of your own. Those wonderful, magical places. πŸ™‚

      August 8, 2013 at 7:41 am

  6. Love this Scott…..great image and colour….beautifully filtered……..quite magical…..and your reflections on the experience adds a special dimension to the picture.

    August 6, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    • Thank you, John…nice words from you, as well. πŸ™‚

      August 8, 2013 at 7:41 am

  7. Yes, magical, as the guy above me just said. And your narrative, magical too. Lordy, you write as well as you photograph. πŸ™‚

    August 6, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    • You’re very kind, George…and it’s hard not to be touched by the inspiration of the photo…real stuff in there.

      August 8, 2013 at 7:43 am

  8. I really enjoy your writing, Scott. And it’s a beautiful picture you make, in words and an image.

    August 6, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    • I’m glad you enjoyed the post, Lynn….thank you for Your words.

      August 8, 2013 at 7:44 am

  9. Dreamy words and a dreamy soft image!

    August 7, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    • Thank you, Susan. πŸ™‚

      August 8, 2013 at 7:45 am

  10. That’s the sort of scene one wants to remember always!

    August 8, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    • Yep, even the stuff of dreams, Terry.

      August 13, 2013 at 6:34 am

  11. A mountain forest stream is a lovely mental image, and even better when it’s a real one!

    August 11, 2013 at 3:25 am

    • I love being out there, Finn….imprinting such images on my brain.

      August 13, 2013 at 6:36 am

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