Uphill in Fog

William Cowper Prime (1825–1905)

Above: Misty morning on the Prairie Path,  October 9, 2016

 

“The morning was foggy.  October fills the Connecticut valley with fogs.  This was very dense and dark. As we went out from Charlestown and began the uphill journey, we came slowly into thinner mist, and after a while into that most weird and solemn of all lights, the golden atmosphere of the October sun in fog among autumn forests.” 

 

A chapter from Along New England Roads (1892), read for Vol. 31 of the Short Nonfiction Collection