Wednesday, May 25

into the woodland,

Good morning to my plate of blueberries,
At last, I've visited dreamland, and through the night, I slept.





My favorite place of wool gathering, pipe dreaming, and escaping is beneath the woody forest.
 It is here where I travel when I feel withdrawn. It is here where stillness and harmony mingle. The only sounds are those of the wild birds.  Beside the plants, my heart attaches to my feet, and all of day's aches are swallowed by the forest.   One hour in the forest brings more merriment than 3 days below city lights. I cannot tell whether the may tree will bear or not, but I can tell you it's worth more than firewood.

When I dream of landscapes, and dwellings for my future home. I do not fancy a home built by prairie winds, and canola fields. Instead, I dream of a place beside the cherry wood, and the wild bird's nestling.  I imagine a belly growing from food, and baby seeds. I think of baby breath on my back while I watch trees bend in the breeze.  I close my eyes sometimes, and pretend I'm locked between a dogwood tree, and a stream. Sometimes, when I'm bathing, I pretend I'm bathing in muddy waters. Sometimes, when I'm snacking on the blueberry, I pretend I've got buckets of them, freshly plucked from earth's garden.  Sometimes, I wish I could grow fur, and grow wild in the forest. It's a shame the indoor world, and the world of faces, can't always be as golden as the woodland. 


"By reading Huckleberry Finn I felt I was able to justify my act of going into the mountain forest at night and sleeping among the trees with a sense of security which I could never find indoors."

The woodland is my church. I do not follow the way of books, or prayer. It's a nice thing if you can find religion, or spirituality through teachings, but for me,  I find god in the way of the woods.  The sound of the stream, the dance of the woodpecker, the shadows casted by branches.  This is the kingdom where animals roam, where wild flowers decorate the sunken moss, where age draws faces into the wild bark. If you hadn't told me heaven comes after my parting, I'd say I've already been there, when I've visited the woodland.

 The sky has been spirited. Like new born love, and the budding on trees are turning into leaves. Baby flowers are breaking through the dirt.  Spring is dressing it's sweater on the meadows, and roof tops, heating our homes and our bellies.   When the weather is warm, I want to retire from paper writings, and spend the hours tinting pale skin. (I don't want to spook anyone into thinking I'm a ghost..)

The babbling brook was crooked, and the traveling water sounded like lullabies. So much beauty, I could have wept in it.....
This hidden forest is 2 minutes away from my bed. You just have to follow the trail, pictured here, and you'll find yourself being fed by the magic woods.  This particular pine land is in a hole beneath the earth. Everywhere above resembles suburbia and city life.

Pictured Here is my Woodpecker friend. He came to compose drum beats in the oak tree,  and make happy brain feelings for me and my best friend. Thank you Carter for spending the light of day in shaded woods.


one must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.  
hugs and wishes for warm weather, wherever you are. x


what i wore
pink blouse- good will thrift $4
floral skirt- vintage/ value village $5
hat- jessica simpson $20

79 comments:

  1. lovely, love the outfit and the pics are soo pretty!


    xoxo
    Lisa

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  2. Such a pretty skirt/top combo Amy! You are just so adorable! Are you coming to the "bloggers by night" meet up on friday?

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  3. Anonymous25.5.11

    I'd build you a cabin in the woods to live if youd let me:P

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  4. The pictures are so beautiful and dreamy.I love the pink ruffled top :)

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  5. I love your woodland photos. Those pics of your feet among the wet rocks are making me wish that it was sunny and warm here in the Midwest, instead of being wet and dreary. And you look gorgeous amongst the woods and the rocks and the soil! I love the mixture of lace and prints :)

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  6. This is such a pretty look on you, and the vest is decadent, love it. My favorite photos are the ones of you barefoot in the water. So naturally beautiful.

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  7. gorgeous outfit <3

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  8. Anonymous25.5.11

    I wish I lived close to a place like this. You look pretty. The hat is always fantastic on you

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  9. Your words are always so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing :)

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  10. Im loving the ruffle top. I can never find stuff that cute at Good Will!!

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  11. Love your shots! You look absolutely gorgeous!

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  12. Wow, it is such a beautiful location! And you are dressed perfectly! I love the whimsical feel of your outfit!

    x
    www.lostinthehaze.com

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  13. Carter25.5.11

    I'll take pictures of you until my fingers are withered or I feed the soil.

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  14. Beautiful post! Gorgeous :)

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  15. you look positively lovely in these photos. I adore your flopy hat and floral skirt as well as the photos themselves. I do so much enjoy your writing and was so excited to see you name pop up on my list of followers :)

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  16. I absolutely love your hat it is wonderful! and the scenery is very nice. I am looking to invest in an SLR- i assume you def use one... do you have an reccomendations?

    xx L
    keep in touch- i friended you:)
    http://laurenandpierre.blogspot.com

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  17. So lovely. I really love all of the soft, feminine colors you are wearing.

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  18. Beautiful pictures! That skirt is gorgeous, and I love your hat!

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  19. Oh... the skirt. Lace, floral, pastel.... Birch trees too!

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  20. You are beautiful! I love your blog. Following:)

    -Jana
    http://www.wolfandwillow.com/

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  21. lovely!
    that place looks magical.. great photos.. and cool blog btw.. take care

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  22. Beautiful & Dreamy. Your words take me to a magical place. :)

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  23. you have such a talent for words and writing. you use very beautiful imagery. I really love your hat and your skirt :)

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  24. Wow Amy this post is perfection! The outfit & the location are meant to be! really beautiful shots.

    Also, I've forgotten to tell you all this time haha My second name is Amy spelled "Eimy" in spanish! You've got a darling name there!

    hope you're well!

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  25. Pretty photos and I love your writing. :)

    Roan
    The Explosive Orange

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  26. Hi, thank you for your wonderful comment. Your blog is amazing. Feel free and follow my blog,and don't forget to vote for me on http://style-loft.de (left in the side bar). That would be great.

    xoxo

    http://johannasbox.blogspot.com

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  27. you look fabulous! quite a hippy vibe to the outfit. gorgeous

    PS what camera and software do you use?

    http://blogoftheprettythings.blogspot.com/

    xxx

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  28. Oh, the forest is an enveloping labyrinth! I was a rather feral child of the woods, spent a great deal of time in the trees, reading and etc, and hollowed-out brambly bushes.

    You look lovely and belated thanks for your comment, I'm flattered. ♥

    xoxo

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  29. You look great!!! I love your outfit!!
    I follow you,

    www.modacalle.blogspot.com

    xxx

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  30. such a pretty outfit! that dress is lovely. you look gorgeous:)
    xx

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  31. Oh my gosh these photos are gorgeous! The outfit is fantastic.
    Have a great day!
    -Ellie

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  32. These pictures are just simply breathtaking. You are gorgeous and I love your style, how you mixed it so well with nature...just purely fantastic! Amazing. Oh- Huckleberry Finn is one of my favorite books :)

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  33. Hi! lovely post :)
    nice blog!! i follow you now!
    Would you come in mine and follow me? i'd be very happy!
    XOXO
    http://kassandra-beinstyle.blogspot.com/

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  34. Absolutely wonderful!
    I love your lipstick.

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  35. These photos are extremely endearing, as usual. You're breathtaking.


    // THE STYLE MANUAL

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  36. Amazing outfit! Like your wonderful blog! Follow you nowб follow me?

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  37. You are just gorgeous! I love that pink ruffly top!!

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  38. gorgeous outfit:) you have such an eye for colourings and textures
    such an inspirational blog:)

    laurajayne
    lauraapriljayne.blogspot.com

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  39. Very nice to meet you Alberta! Or rather, what a great pleasure to know your blog, which presents wonderful job you girl!
    I felt flattered by your presence in my blog, your participation in my comments made ​​me very happy and proud! What an honor to receive a blogger of his potential. Thank you! Hope you come back soon!
    One of the things that gives me the blogosphere is to know amazing people with his extraordinary work, and you're one of them, believe me!
    I'm following you here and in all other communities! Your blog is already on my blogholls!
    By the way love the vintage feel that gives your productions and photographs. is fantastic! I was so inspired!
    Have a nice weekend.
    Big kiss ~.~
    Flavia Cruz
    affairwithmycloset.blogspot.com

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  40. oh that hat. i am so in love!

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  41. beautiful skirt and pictures!

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  42. Lovely photos.. I love the dress u are so pretty!

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  43. Anonymous27.5.11

    When I read your poems and hear your words its as if I can listen to your voice and you singing.

    There is something in you that is rare Amy. And I'm sure theres many poets, and writers, and passerbys that notice it.

    Sometimes I wonder how someone like you exists in such a crazy planet.

    Maybe you were sent from somewhere else.

    Chuckles. and Zen.

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  44. Amazing photos, this outfit is so pretty x

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  45. Amy I just discovered your blog and it is utterly breathtaking and beautiful...adore all the dreaminess and it definitely makes me want to fly kites. gorgeous...you have a new fan (and follower) xxx

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  46. oh my gosh, your photos and outfit are gorgeous. i'm so happy you stopped by my blog :) yours is quite lovely and i would definitely love to follow along! i think google friend connect is down right now (i can't get it to load anywhere.. so irritating!) but i'll stop by again, for sure.

    have a lovely weekend.

    p.s. LOVE. your blog design

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  47. Dear Amy,

    Thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my blog and allowing me to discover you!

    Your blog, poetry, photography and sense of style....everything is so dreamy and ethereal and it touched me in a way that I can't really describe.

    I'll definitely be dropping by more often and hope to collaborate with you in some manner really soon.

    Warmly,
    Persis. xx.

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  48. Love your hat. I wish I could pull a hat like that off.

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  49. I love the hat! Must get a floppy hat for summer I think :)

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  50. your hat & vest are adorable!x




    thatsweetaurora.blogspot.com

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  51. pretty photos, I love your hat, the floppy brim is just adorable
    x

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  52. beautiful :) your hat is so cute! i love your blog, now following :)
    xxx
    Catflicks

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  53. You look cool, I love your floppyhat!

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  54. that skirt is GORGEOUS! xx

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  55. Your beautiful. I know a place like that love putting my feets in the ice stone cold water <3

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  56. I love how poetic this post is--the photos, the outfit, your thoughts. I wish I was within walking distance of a beautiful little wood. <3

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  57. what a beautiful post! love your photos and outfit <3

    new follower for sure! c:

    greetings from new york,
    xx

    www.citylaundry.blogspot.com

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  58. wow you are incredibly beautiful, I am the same, I live right by a forest and the beach as well. I need to go there most days to breathe,,

    I put up a video of me singing a love song I wrote, I think and hope you'd realli like it so please have a look :)

    LuvLux
    xxx

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  59. Your dress is beautiful :) x

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  60. I just scrolled through your blog and it is wonderful! Your pictures and way with words are incredibly beautiful. As much as I love the city, there's nothing like getting lost in the woods. Thank you for stopping by my blog :)

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  61. Such a peaceful, soft and beautiful ensemble. I love the colours you put together and you look absolutely gorgeous!

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  62. what a lovely post - your clothes, your images, you words, just beautiful.

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  63. Anonymous29.5.11

    I am reading every post you mesmerize me

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  64. Anonymous29.5.11

    I am reading every post you mesmerize me

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  65. Thanks so much for your sweet comment.

    You are stunning darling and all these photos are truly magical. I love how you captured the raw beauty of nature with both your photos and writing. Very serene and enchanting and your outfit is perfect.

    Following you too:) xx Marisa

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  66. lovely photographs. you are so lucky to live so close to nature. in berlin, i have to say, it is one of the nicer cities to live in, because it is quite green and full of trees and grassy parks. still, i miss the old creeks and trails that run behind my neighborhood in the states.

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  67. Absoloutly stunnig! Wish my photographs were as pretty as yours :-) x

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  68. love the hat

    http://astylishfairytale.blogspot.com/

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  69. Michael Hin Cal North31.5.11

    Love the pics! Bearspaw or Fish Creek Park?? You just can't help but exude femininity can you? Interesting. Your words have so much extra weight as I read them while listening to Diana Krall and have touched me and made me proud to call you a fellow Calgarian! You do us all proud and show what we should all strive to be! It is my Honor to have stumbled across your blog and I will continue to keep an eye on it!

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  70. What a truly gorgeous dress and it looks so nice with the hat too!! sweet!!

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  71. WoW! what a lovely dress. . perfect for you.=)

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  72. They are a few very nice photos!

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  73. These pictures are truly amazing! I love feeling the water with my feet:)
    I just fund your blog and is gorgeous and so interesting! I am definitely going to be reading it more often!

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