Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Waltz!

Silence more musical than any song.
             Christina Georgina Rossetti


Last night I sat looking out the window into the darkness as the full moon emerged from behind the clouds and its light bounced off the side of the barn, oh how I love that. My Hero noticed two white spots on the lawn so we shone the flashlight out the window to see what it was. Two skunks dancing in the moonlight, what an incredible sight. They were not happy with the interruption and wandered back into the barn yard. It is hard to believe October has come to an end and November is upon us.

With October gone and the winter not very far behind my thoughts turn to the new beauty and new challenges November may bring. I will miss those lovely leaves of colour that the high winds have now laid to rest on the cold wet ground.

The trees stand naked and wait for the snow that will cover and protect them from the sting of those biting winter winds. The moon shines through those naked trees and forms a silhouette of sheer beauty. I watch the shadows of the cows grazing behind the house in the moonlight, I run outside to try and capture the true beauty of this night.

The sky is full of tiny clouds and abundant stars, the perfect night. I stand here in my flannels and an old sweatshirt listening to the sounds of cows munching, the light wind whistling through those naked trees, and my heart beating. I truly wish I could capture this moment to pull out on those snowy stormy nights ahead.

After consuming as much as I possibly could I remembered the skunks which I know we had interrupted. I retreat to the house to let them continue their waltz in this beautiful moonlight.

A waltz in the moonlight would truly be wonderful if either one of us could waltz; nonetheless I am sure My Hero would not want to share this moonlit dance floor with a couple of amorous skunks.

I will have to settle on sitting at the window and watching. A girl has to dream.

This is truly why I live in the country.

Later

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36 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful picture of your moonlit night! I know about having to watch for skunks outside too. They do love dancing in the dark :)

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  2. I like the reference to capturung the moment to take with you when stormy weather arrives.

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  3. So beautiful Buttons; I could almost see the skunks waltzing in the moonlight.

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  4. Really beautiful! We have a couple of skunks living under our shed, and although I'd rather they didn't, you sure do make the waltz sound poetic. Lovely photo!

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  5. Now I have a picture of dancing skunks in my head too. Nothing like that here on my lawn last night but I was glad the rain stopped long enough that trick-or-treaters could make their yearly visit.

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  6. Never have skunks had such a good press! Pity you couldn't films them, it sounds like a sight worth seeing.

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  7. Beautiful picture. Winter is my least favorite season. Our leaves left early, thanks to the winds of Sandy.

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  8. how wonderful! moonlight can make the best of things amazing!

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  9. Well this post couldn't come at a better time. I'm sitting here in my one room country house missing my house in town for the Holidays. But my Shug assured me when we finish our house in the country, I will love it. I'm sure I will if I get to see skunks waltzing in the moonlight. As long as they leave my beehives alone, they can waltz all they want. Beautiful post Buttons.

    Cindy Bee

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  10. A beautiful post Buttons!! I hope you have a beautiful day!

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  11. You must have a really good camera. I've never had much luck with night shots. I just love looking at the moon. Over here it was overcast and rainy on and off...for the SIXTH straight day if you please. If the skunks were dancing, I certainly didn't see them.

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  12. I love standing outside in the dark on these mild autumn nights just listening to the sounds of nature all around too. I can do without the skunks though! :)

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  13. Wonderful post and awesome photo ~ Wow! ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  14. So beautiful! I, too, have had nights like this. The country is magical :)

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  15. Fantastic post . I do love how you write from your heart , what and how you see things . Beautiful photo . I like taking moon lite shots as well . Have a wonderful day !

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  16. B,once again....you are such a talented writer!

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  17. Lovely capture of the moon!!

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  18. beautiful words to match the image. :)

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  19. Oh very lovely the moon.

    Skunks dancing . Hmmmm

    Interesting.

    Not a fav of skunks the kind of perfume they spray. They have cute faces at a distance.

    Glad you took them from the distance.



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  20. that was beautiful. thank you for sharing it with us.

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  21. Oh this is lovely - I can totally picture two skunks dancing in the moonlight.
    It is quite scary where this year is going isn't it. Hard to believe it is now November.
    Hope November is a good month for you. :)

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  22. My eyes are tearing up here.

    I miss rural America so badly.

    The emotion you captured here is so profound and perfect for a November day.

    Just lovely.

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  23. I wonder if they were doing the Viennese waltz... it's my favorite.... maybe they could get a guest spot on Dancing With the Stars!
    Or at least, Dancing Under the Stars, they should make that a program on Animal Planet.

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  24. your words are so poetic, I feel they came from your heart and made this post powerful as if I was the one observing the scene. I'm glad you're at the right place at the right time, sweetie :) xxo

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  25. What a lovely scene.So peaceful and tranquil. After I dropped the boys at daycare I pulled my camera out to get a shot of the moon. I normally don't do that, but I couldn't not.

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  26. What a beautiful picture you painted. Living out in the country is so peaceful. I remember the days with my grandparents and hearing animals and cicadas at night, wondering what they were doing. Now I know! :)

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  27. That's a really pretty picture. Every year time seems to race faster.

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  28. Ahhh......but there are so many ways to dance..........

    (um, just not with skunks....yeah.) ;)

    I love when you share the beauty of your life!

    *huggies*
    Mimi

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  29. I sure do miss the country... but not the skunks.

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  30. Delicious night light, very pretty picture.

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  31. Nice photo! I also love the country, so much! I could never be a city slicker again.

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  32. Bear With Me...Your words paint as much a gorgeous picture as the actual photo...top notch blogging♫♪

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  33. A lovely post, B. I totally get it and love where I love too! xo

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  34. You painted a beautiful picture with your words. This post really made me smile...thanks

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