Every night, after I finish the night chores in the barn, I always make the two minute walk back to the house in the dark. It’s deep in the woods; there are no street lights, no neighbors. On some cloudy nights, I can see the reflection of the lights from the nearest town, over 15 miles away.
That walk is one of my favorite times of the day. Whether it’s a moonless night with the stars shining or a full moon so bright I can see every rock, I love it. Often I have to walk by sound. If I hear the gravel crunching under my feet, I was where I was supposed to be.
The only time it scares me are the windy nights. For some reason, the wind at night makes my skin crawl and I often race home, going so far as to use the flashlight on my phone. Freaking me out just thinking about it.
But my favorite nights are the foggy ones, like tonight. I love the way the forest looks at night with fog twisting around the trunks. I like how fog just makes things a little more mysterious, a step closer to an epic fantasy land. I get the same feeling when I stand on the seashore.
I would have taken a picture of the fog I walked through, but let’s face it: phone cameras don’t like the dark. So here are some ones I found!