Sunday, October 19, 2014

a walk thru the woods

A few days of chill and rain had left us with energy and tension pushing at the seams. We needed to get out of doors, run wild, be set free. 

Finally, for the briefest of moments, the rain ceased. As quickly as we could, we bounded right outside, thru the woods and down the hill, for a little exploring.




With the sky cast in gray and darkening around the edges, the color of the leaves popped, cacooning us in a sea of greens. Ethereal almost. Everything seemed shrouded in mystery.





We tip-toed around the bend half expecting something from a fairy tale to appear- an uncovered path leading us to a secret world, or a troll with bad manners craving answers. Surprised to find nothing, we forged on.






As we meandered, we happened upon a buckeye tree. Known to bring good luck, we stopped to gather them, making wishes on each singular one, before piling them into pockets and quickly schemed knapsacks.




The wilds ran ahead, always with a surplus of excitement-seeking something to climb, or chop, or balance, or throw. Always moving, always busy, chattering easily as they went. Kaleb and I hung back fascinated, happy to take it all in.




Soon time overtook us. The sky ever so slowly fading into charcoal, we circled back and headed for home. Mother Nature having done her job, performed her own sort of magic- we arrived feeling lighter, freer, and in dire need of bath-time!

27 comments :

  1. Lovely photos! I loved roaming around in the forest as a child. I still do, to be honest!

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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  2. Lovely post as usual!

    xx

    isa

    www.un-likely.com

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  3. Oh wow, stunning words, stunning photos. I felt I was almost with you on the ramble, feeling the damp in the air and the excruciating anticipation of possibly meeting the Troll....

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    1. lol- thanks!! See even your comments are deep and beautiful!

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  4. such a gorgeous post as always sweetie - I really LOVE your writing and felt like I was with you exploring the woods…..have you considered writing a book? I actually mean that…..beautiful wording! :)

    Such a gorgeous family too….love the photos :)

    All my love!

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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    1. You are to kind- thank you for the compliment!

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  5. Hah! Thank you - great writing inspires it right back ;) [I always think of Tolkein and CS Lewis sat in the pub in Oxford, battling the best out of each other, or Fitzgerald, Stein and Hemingway in Paris - there's a strength, a multiplication effect, to be found when artists group together, it brings out the very best in each of the individuals involved]...right, off out to do more mundane things like paying bills ;)

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  6. Not only is this really enchanting, but it makes me happy!

    As a kid I used to live right by a forest and if I could go back, I'd cherish those moments of running around and exploring nature.

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  7. Beautiful photography! You always make me feel as if I'm right there with you.

    prosecco in the park

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  8. You're photos totally took me there in that moment of quiet and mystery. Holding hands, muddy shoes and quiet strolls. The stuff great memories are made of!

    x
    V
    Life+1

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  9. oh, this is so dreamy and magical!
    I love the attention to detail in your photos and the emotions captured beautifully
    my favorites are the pictures of your family holding hands and muddy shoes :)

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  10. Your woods are so lovely! It looks magical! Like something from Narnia. x

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  11. I love woods, it really looks magical! Looks like you all had a lot of fun and you spent a wonderful time together. As always I adore your posts :)

    www.am-kubicowelove.blogspot.com

    love, xoxo

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  12. Such a great post! Love how you and your family celebrate life, so beautiful! Have a great week!
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  13. Beautiful post an beautiful pictures! Your kids seem so happy and full of life :)

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  14. You guys have such a beautiful trail in the forest to walk through. So lovely!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  15. These pictures are gorgeous! So glad to have found your blog…I'm excited to read more of your guys's adventures :-)

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  16. This was just the most dreamy of posts- I love the way you described your mad dash into the woods after the rain let up. And I ALWAYS feel like something out of a fairy tale when I take a long walk in the woods- I loved that you mentioned that. It always gives off the vibe of sprites and secret doors tucked away into the bottom of tree trunks. Magic.

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  17. So many beautiful pictures! You had an amazing moment and wonderful walk! <3 Love all of this!
    xx
    Beautiful and chic look! You are so stunning! Love the midi skirt, great piece and style!
    xx
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  18. I would have loved to have been there with you! I miss the woods and the forest, it really is such a calming place. Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. These photos are stunning, you are very talented! xo

    http://www.chasing-peonies.blogspot.com

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  19. Wow, I love these photos. You are amazing! I felt like I was walking right there with you!

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  20. Beautiful photos! Looks like you guys had a wonderful adventure together! :)

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  21. Wandering the woods is so magical!

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  22. Lovely photo diary! I love exploring the woods with my kiddos. So much imagination for them to tap into, and much to be discovered. Beautiful pictures. I love the one of the four of them from the back!

    It's been raining every day here for the past few days... I feel your pain!

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  23. You're children are beautiful! I just have to ask, how the heck do you do it with 4? You are amazing. What is their age difference?

    Julia Kristina
    http://juliakristina.com/blog

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  24. This post was so beautiful, and I love the idea of finding a fairytale around every corner in the forest. Beautiful words + beautiful photography! There's something magical about the forest when the rain stops, but it's all still so calm.

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