24 February 2012

Outside On A Winter Afternoon


Sometimes all you need is a long walk on a unseasonably warm winter's day.

 There are berries and buds--premature, sure, but pretty nonetheless.

Skeleton trees and sunbeams to warm your cheeks.


A necessary pause to appreciate the stillness and savor a hot drink.


And acknowledgement of the simple comfort found in your everyday surroundings.

Hoping I carve out the time to do it again this weekend.

As always, thanks for reading.

11 comments:

  1. I find it super inspiring when I can just wander with no pressures. Hope you had fun =)

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  2. This sounds beautiful–I need to find some time for this this weekend. xox

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  3. The simple comforts are so important to me as well. Today I took a walk across the open green space near my apartment and it felt so peaceful, calm and comforting.

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  4. Beautiful, beautiful little walk! I've been meaning to walk a bit more in my neighborhood before I move in a few months. I'll miss all those comforting little things in my own backyard.

    As always, love your self portraits! Gorgeous girl!

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  5. the sun through the tree branches is gorgeous

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  6. Delurking to say that your photographs are gorgeous! I love how you notice the beauty of the everyday

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    1. Thanks so much for de-lurking Christen, and for the compliment!

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  7. Kayla-- I've loved your blog for such a while now and have always admired your astute and graceful perspective on life. Thanks for sharing little pieces of your world with us all! I also had to comment today because I'm almost positive these pictures were taken in/around the town that I grew up in. Any chance Van Neste Square rings a bell? Something tells me this might be another one of those small world stories for me to add to my list.

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    1. Hi Liz! Yes indeed! I currently live in Ridgewood with my husband, although we're probably moving back into the city at the end of the summer. I have a very special place in my heart for this town; such a lovely, charming place.

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  8. Long walks are the best, aren't they? hope you've had a lovely weekend. and I just wanted to say (in reply to your comment) that I hope you make it to seattle one of these days... and we will have a wonderful lunch together! :)

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