ONE MORE STEP, one more breath…..

Late walk on a steamy summer evening, with the subdued light of darkness falling…… a forest empty of people (home having their dinner), we, my dog and I traverse territory where all sounds are sharper, clearer……a lone dog, barking mournfully, way off in the distance, the crisp crunch of dry leaves beneath my feet, her rhythmic panting…..a soothing sound in the near dark, crickets chirruping a shrill chorus.
And sights in the dim gloaming….the softened shapes of trees, dog girl appearing, disappearing as her camouflage colours bring her in and out of focus…..sometimes she vanishes entirely, and then her whitened tail tip gives her away. Magic and mystery all around us, as dusk merges swiftly into dark.

Photos by Gracie Rose