Monday, June 13

wild beneath the mountain pine,


Hello June 13th, it's been weeks since I last visited.  Big hugs and Thank you's to all the typing bodies who pressed fingers into comments for my last post.  Every follower of flying a kite causes me to wonder. You dazzle my eye lines, and render them rosy.    My belly beats for the wit, wisdom, and sweet nature of every breath I've taken through this blog.        If I could bring you postings, and words every single day, I surely would.     Sometimes, the song of reality keeps me from singing my own song.  

With good fortune, this weeks reality mingled with my dreaming mind....

By Thursday's dawn,  I found my body attached to the seat belts of travel, and the electricity of road maps. Me and my Peach for a Mother, took our bodies through the mountain peak, beside the endless forest,  passed the crackling rivers.  

We traveled through Alberta, into British Columbia, a place where my cousins rest on hammocks, and stretch on sailboats.     This is a common trek we take. Ever since my paws were too small to hold door ways, and too young to know anything but wonder,  we've traveled this same road.  Every time we've bended our wheels through these mountains, we've watched them rise, and fall, from behind our car windows.  This journey was different...

We sat starry eyed, by the sun cluster, and watched spitting waterfalls form our window frame. The wood of the mountain was calling our bellies for picnic, and the scent of the pine was calling our noses.  We found ourselves, with such stillness, in a deep cavern, as if we had found the center of the earth.   By picnic tables, with carved names,  Me and Ma snacked on brownies and roast beef sandwiches.   

We promised each other, we'd pause, and leave our seat belts, to fill our heads with mountain air.   Most often, we attach our bosoms to leather seats, and tie ourselves to safety belts. Too often, We travel from point A, to point B, watching the world as a movie.

The picnic in the cavern wasn't our only place of rest.  We kissed the lips of foliage, and pressed our toes into rock piles. We paused to dream beside courting mountains, lakes of different hues, and singing wild flowers.  We sipped strawberry milkshakes, and shared toast. We laughed until our bellies hurt, we smiled until our teeth ached, we became one with these mountains.




While driving past rugged waters, and ghostly cliffs,  I spotted one beaver, one goat, and one elk.  My reasons for skipping heart beats through these wild roads extend far beyond the dirt, the mountains, and the landscape.  These roads bring bears, mountain cats, preying birds, and exotic animals.  When I was young, I stopped to visit a grizzly.  Till this day, I've never seen another Grizzly....    

Sometimes, when we take this journey, we see nothing but earth. Sometimes, I'm glad the bears aren't so brave, and stay hidden beneath pine trees.  I would be filled by guilt, and grumbling, if a grizzly dared to be hit by a traveler.

The mountain air fueled my body with hope, happiness, and dreaming. Now, I can return to my homestead, with a new heart, and a wiser head.  The mountain brings medicine when we munch on it.   I have many more photographs of these travels, and I will share with you soon.   Now, it's back to brain boggling, as I have my most important school exam tomorrow. Fingers crossed.    Love to all. x

The tree is more than first a seed, then a stem, then a living trunk, and then dead timber.  The tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupér
It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.  ~Robert Louis Stevenson

“The heights charm us, but the steps do not; with the mountain in our view we love to walk the plains.

kisses hugs merriment wonder


what i wore
leggings- the bay $20
dad's hat- H&M $50
vest- china town $13
shoes- rocket dog from winners $50

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52 comments:

  1. i love the leopard leggings!!

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  2. Gorgeous scenery! Really loving your furry puffer with those ferosh leggings...Wish we still had cool weather here in SoCal...I'm really missing all the layering! Lovely pix!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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  3. The mountain range scenery is so cinematic, and your outfit matches it perfectly. You look like a beautiful wild child.

    ♥, Jamie
    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  4. I love your look and the pictures! xD

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  5. Anonymous13.6.11

    You are bohemian goddess. Lovely picnic place.

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  6. beautiful photos!you outfit is so nice!
    i follow you!

    xo anja
    http://anjasfashionblog.blogspot.com/

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  7. i love your look..just fabulous!

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  8. that sounds like a wonderful and relaxing day. What a sweet mama you have to take you out for a mountain adventure :)

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  9. I love the vest! And the socks are the most gorgeous colour!

    x
    www.lostinthehaze.com

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  10. leopard pants for the win.. those babies look amazing on you! xo



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  11. great outfit :)♥

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  12. These places look amazing, really beautiful. Fabulous photographs and words as always. You also look awesome! love the leopard print and shoesies, very pretty! I am having a giveaway if you are interested? http://floral-etiquette.blogspot.com/2011/06/my-first-give-away.html xx

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  13. Beautiful post! Outfit-wise, I'm a huge fan of your pants, and the two different shades of pink :)

    cheers,
    --Megan//The Martian Tide

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  14. the fur vest is so cozy and cute!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  15. very cute oufit. love that vest and the pants. great scenery and photography too


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  16. more than just the fashion i follow to read those poetic words and prose. beautiful!

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  17. I love your play with photos! We are similar photographers... I have a similar shot like the one you have of you taking a photo of yourself through the rearview mirror. Also, I just put up a slideshow of a sunset that I took shots of when I was in the Canary Islands. You should check it out :)

    http://ladyonaroof.blogspot.com/

    It was great to stumble upon your blog and I hope to visit again ;)

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  18. Lovely writing style and the photos are sweet too. I would never think to combine pink and leopard print, but you did with such pizazz! Have fun on your trip.
    XOXO

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  19. hey!!! love ur outfit and blog too! thnx for stopping by! :)
    im following too!

    xoxo jenna
    http://thepetiteblog.blogspot.com

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  20. Love the leopard print leggings! They're fierce!
    Love & Labels

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  21. Love the leopard print leggings! They're fierce!
    Love & Labels

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  22. Love the leopard print leggings! They're fierce!
    Love & Labels

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  23. your leggings are amazing

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  24. love love love love this outfit! I want those shoes!!! Following :)

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    x

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  25. you are absolutely stunning! and i like your style... :) love your blog too! followed you here and in chictopia. :)

    really hoping you could visit my blog too and follow back.. it would be a pleasure.. :)

    Sol

    http://paragonofchic.blogspot.com

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  26. you are absolutely stunning! and i like your style... :) love your blog too! followed you here and in chictopia. :)

    really hoping you could visit my blog too and follow back.. it would be a pleasure.. :)

    Sol

    http://paragonofchic.blogspot.com

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  27. The vest is so cute!!! I love the outfit and that places is amazing... looks like a really awesome trip!! hope to have the chance to visit it someday ^^

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  28. gorgeous gorgeous photos. gorgeous views. and gorgeous you :)

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  29. So many incredibly pretty pictures in this post! I love the leopard pants and your awesome hat!

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  30. you so can pull those leggings off!



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  31. what a gorgeous look, love the layers and those leopard pants are to die for!




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  32. Tracy14.6.11

    Lovely post Amy. The words compliment the beautiful pictures and the description of our journey together is so real. These pictures remind us that Canada is like a "best kept secret".

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  33. cute outfit and beautiful photos!

    xo

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  34. Thanks for a lovely comment Amy :) beautiful pictures, Canada is such a beautiful country!

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  35. your blog backgrounf is so cute!

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  36. Stunning photographs. Your outfit is just as good-looking. It just looks so great together; all of the pieces and it's look against the background. Awesomeness.

    http://escapingthewidow.blogspot.com

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  37. Great photography!! And I am in love with that cute outfit!!

    xx funkydoris.blogspot.com

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  38. love your blog, i love the way you write! very poetic. gorgeous gillet!
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  39. Love your blog! Everything is so beautiful, especially your poetry! xo Samantha

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  40. Thanks amy for the advice! it was inspiring
    and I love your look so much, its cute and unique!

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  41. i love your cute little furry vest and the scenery is absolutely breathtaking!

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  42. Ohhhhhhh love love you style darling
    I follow you
    xoxo

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  43. the leopard leggings ROCK! I've been obsessed with leopard :)

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  44. the leopard legging, the furry vest, the scenery all of 'em look wonderful! thankyou for your nice comment on my blog and found a lot off fun here on your blog


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  45. These photos are absolutely stunning! I love what you're wearing, those leggings are amazingg!! xx

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  46. wow, canada is so beautiful! this has made me even more determined to visit one day!!! you look amazing as always :)

    Hayley xx

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  47. Road tripping is so fun! You took beautiful pictures! I looove those leggings and how you paired them with that vest, so perfect! :)

    xx

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  48. The last two pictures are great!!!

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  49. It must be relaxing to walk there with the view like that! Everything seems so peaceful. You look great on those photos by the way.

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