WPC: Peek


“The important thing is not to stop questioning.

Curiosity has its own reason for existence.

One cannot help but be in awe

when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity,

of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.

It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend

a little of this mystery each day.”


Albert Einstein




Sunset this afternoon found us driving together on the Colonial Parkway, admiring the autumn colors finally intensifying in the surrounding forest.    Though the hardwoods are still mostly green, there are glorious highlights of gold and scarlet around the edges, and they were nowhere more beautiful than bathed in the golden rays of late afternoon.

We stopped at Jones Mill Pond to admire them.  The water was glassy.  There wasn’t the slightest hint of a breeze to mar the peaceful mirror of the water’s surface.   We listened to the quiet as we drank in the colors of the changing season and enjoyed the ever changing light.



“The most beautiful experience we can have

is the mysterious.

It is the fundamental emotion

that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”


Albert Einstein



Just as I was headed back to the car, I noticed something else even more mysterious than evening gathering over the waters of the pond.

What are they?  And how long have they been lurking here?

Please take a ‘peek’ and see what you think….




“No, I would not want to live in a world without dragons,
as I would not want to live in a world without magic,
for that is a world without mystery,
and that is a world without faith.”

R.A. Salvatore


Photos by Woodland Gnome 2017
“This week, share a peek of something —
a photo that reveals just enough of your subject to get us interested.
A tantalizing detail. An unusual perspective.
Compel us to click through to your post to find out more!”



For the Daily Post’s

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Peek



About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

11 responses to “WPC: Peek

  1. Pingback: WPC: Just a Peek | Lillie-Put

  2. Now I want to know, however! Lovely post, as always.

  3. Rebel Girl


  4. Looks like autumn has come to VA!

  5. Janet Craig

    Today’s photos (November 1) are a transport….a glimpse of a mysterious nether reality.

  6. Thank you, woodlandgnome, for sharing the lovely quote and photos. Happy November to you!

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