8.14.2016

r a i n / r e s t

friday: waking feeling rested, the light around the window shades blue and cool.  
there's a quiet and calm to everything, i sink down and pull the covers up, the patter of rain against glass making me chilly.

the black dog and i venture down the quiet little side streets, and i'm wearing that huge rain jacket. 
(at first i feel a little silly, under the hood that almost covers my eyes, the sleeves rolled in huge bunches.)
but i lift out my arm, my palm, and feel the drops/we splash thru the ditches and wet grass.

the others are still sleeping in the house.
i eat warm food alone in the shadowy kitchen and the cinnamon and oats taste like autumn.  the season seems so close suddenly, with the tastes and the cool air, so i dress in a light sweater of warm colors.

"august doesn't normally mean autumn" but on this morning when the rain falls down and a chill sets in, i almost believe this summer isn't infinite (and that's okay). 
there is a good feeling in my bones.  a motivation but an unhurried-ness at the same time. 
i find myself cross legged on the bed, notebook and pen or guitar/(the things that help me breathe)


33 comments:

  1. Gosh, girl, we are so very much the same. Those solitary mornings that feel like bliss, taking walks, guitar playing and writing -- even your breakfast choice is something I've been eating lately! These photos are beautiful and so are your words. You really put me there in the scene, and for that, I am grateful :)

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    1. Gosh girl this is one of the best comments ever! I appreciate your lovely soul and these little similarities we share, thank you for sharing them with me, and for these sweet words.

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  2. I just adore your writing! I can definitely feel that autumn is on the way, the evenings are getting cooler, and air feels crisper, and less humid. It's interesting to feel the season begin to change!

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    1. Thank you Sarah! I just LOOOOVEEE autumn and can't wait!

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  3. Your photos tell so many stories. And you described the morning well - basically, what I'm trying to say is that I enjoyed this, and you're talented. :) Isn't it amazing how each season has a distinct flavour and feel?

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    1. Basically what I'm going to try and say is THANK YOU for your kind words, Jessica!

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  4. So glad to have found your blog I do love t. This story is wonderful. I love the first part of it.

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    1. I'm so glad I found YOUR blog.
      Thank you, V :)

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  5. that's my girl.
    summer can't last forever. i know that. but i know me. and i'm going to fight her until she kisses me goodbye. can you remind me how to let go?
    xx

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    1. we can both learn to let go, together, at the same time.
      it happens easy, you know.
      before long we will be so lost in autumn that we will forget this bittersweet time.
      Thank you sweet Addy

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  6. This is beautiful beyond words. I love the light, I love how you captured everyday moments in such a unique way and I'm in love with your writing. Besides, how good doest it feel to have an autumn day in the middle of august? I'm craving that.

    xx,
    Sara

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    1. ohhhh girl it feels so, so good.
      also you make me feel so, so good. thanks a million.

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  7. WHOAAAAAAAAAA. <3 YOUR BLOG OMG. YOUR BLOG. IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL I CANNOOOTTTTT EVEN. THESE PICTURES. THESE WORDS. YOU HAVE SOME SERIOUS AESTHETIC GOING ON AND I DIG IT. WOW. I CAN'T STOP TALKING IN ALL CAPS OKAY THIS IS AWESOME.

    "(the things that help me breathe)" <<< also i feel this so hard *closes eyes and nods*

    thank you for following my blog!! there's no chance i'm leaving yours anytime soon either, so... *flips hair fabulously* ;)

    >><<
    abbiee

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    1. WHHHOOOOOAAAAA WOWO OKAY TALK ABOUT YOU PUTTIN' A GREAT BIG 'OL SMILE ON MA FACE!!!!
      ...but seriously.
      Thanks, you fabulous girl.

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  8. Beautiful! Makes me want to get up early tomorrow and enjoy the solitude--journaling, drinking tea, watching the world come alive.

    Serena | poetree {blog}

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    1. Do it! it is seriously the best thing.
      (and thank you:))

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    2. I did. :)
      It was lovely. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  9. I'm in awe of how beautiful your photography and writing is. Oh my goodness. <3

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    1. oh my goodness thank you so much, Grace.
      the idea that my photographs and little writings could make a person in awe...that is just amazing to me.
      (thanks for letting me know, it means the world)

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  10. Such beautiful words and serene snippets of the things that give life such a rich texture.

    Many thanks for alerting me to your new blog, sweet dear. I sincerely look forward to seeing more of the wonder and soul that is your life in this venue.

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

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    1. Many thanks to YOU Jess! Your uplifting and delightful presence is always welcome here, I am always thankful for your sweet words :)

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  11. Oh hey! I LOVE your photography skillz!! Seriously nice blog :)

    xx Lorraine // Laurel Crowned

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    1. oh HEY! THANK YOU SO MUCH, L!
      that means so much <3

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  12. This blog is perfect! x
    http://pyrramidblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. ahahhiskdjhgrklsdghn.ksdgfx

    yes.

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  14. Gorgeous!Gorgeous!ah rainy days♥

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    1. THANKS! they are the best, aren't they?

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  15. (Almost) makes me excited for the season to come. I still love summer. :-)


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    1. (ME TOO) but sometimes...sometimes change can be nice, right?

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