the charms of the summer,


Hello wild vines, and leaves of the may tree. 
The leaves on branches are the teeth of botany.  Chewing droplets of the sun,  stirring sugar between it's bridges, giving birth to smiles.  When I'm camping for the day in my garden,  I am unfolded by the wild ants hunt, the bird stealing bread, the flower's kissing twine. 

For those who can see the garden, I admire you.
For those who can feed the garden, I applaud you.
For those who are healed by the garden, I defend you.




The summer drips freckles onto my cheek buds. When I look into the mirror, I can see my tender skin turning darker by day. The rooms of our stead are covered in sweat.  We saddle our rooms with rotating fans, sleeping naked to chill our baking bodies.   I have drank buckets of rain water, and addressed my requests for Summer.  I do not wish for the sunshine to be a trail.   I want my sunshine forever.


I can't sleep. I can't reap, or gather my stories. I can't attempt my desires. I can't stay solemn. I can't keep myself from tapping toes, or sewing smiles.  Why? Why am I so tempted to joke, or  to riddle, or to sing?  The Calgary Folk Music Festival begins on Thursday ^.^ !!!
Without the trims of golden light, without the drifting oven's air, without the sweat on the leaf. How can my dear black eyed susans reach the sky? 

Nothing exists as rich as the taste of the breeze while swaying. Swaying to the sounds of trumpets, fiddles, piano keys, guitars humming, and banjo strings.  The folk festival is the peach glow to my Summer. 

My favorite band, The Felice Brothers are one of the artists,    they'll be humming on stages, casting poetry, and skipping heart beats.  The fervor in my tail is wagging.  Other favorite artists include Blind Pilot, Bonnie Prince Billy, The Head and the Heart,  Joseph Arthur, Patrick Watson,  and Morgan O'Kane.

I've got two rolls of film, a bottle of sun screen, three lovers, and two feet. 


 I may/may not be posting for a week/or so.  I'm going to dive into the world of film photography. I will return with photos of charming lights, colorful patterns, and happy summer feelings. 

I wish you stars, sunshine, and warm brown skin.
I love you all-



what i wore
dress- Mama Stone Vintage(online) $40
hat- claires $1

72 comments:

  1. Super cute! Love the addition of those purple socks! So garden fresh and summery sweet!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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  2. Your floppy hat is oh-so gorgeous! <3 I love the bright pop of coral too!


    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  3. Anonymous19.7.11

    The dress is perfect for Nature!

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  4. so cute

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  5. Your hair is so beautiful! And the burst of purple complements the summer dress so well. Have fun with film photography!

    ♥, Jamie
    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  6. You look lovely! I especially adore the hat!

    xo from http://threadbareaffair.blogspot.com

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  7. What a darling dress! I love the colors of it, and of course the floral print is so pretty! Great look :)

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  8. Totally wasn't expecting the purple socks when looking at the first few, nice pop of color. Love your braids too!

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  9. Such a great summer look! Love the socks and the hat especially :) Have fun at the festival :) x

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  10. Amy, thank you so much for dropping by! I don't leave comments here often but I always check your blog. Love your outfits! ;)

    Have a colorful week!

    Miki.

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  11. Lovely lovely Outfit!
    Thanku so much for having my drawing in ur blog!
    xx

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  12. hi dear, you look so country chic, and floral. I LOVE those . Gorgeous socks btw! drop me a line sometime and thx for your comment on my blog

    www.fantailflo.com
    pop me a visit if you have time :)

    xx

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  13. Thank you for your comment! I love your blog. The Internet is so cool for connecting and the like...

    Keep on being wonderful!

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  14. You're so cute! Love your outfit, and you blog layout is very you!


    The Internet Garbage

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  15. I love the 70's boho look and the braids are so perfect!

    Krystle
    http://dearwinsome.blogspot.com/

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  16. i love the color of your socks, and the hat is perf!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  17. :'D aww thank you so muchh!!

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  18. I love the color of your socks so much and how they pop against your dress. Amazing shoes and hat too!

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  19. This is so lovely! I love the way you styled this! with the lavander socks!

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  20. Oh this is so cute!

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  21. Sooo cute!! Love your hat!!
    Xoxo, K.

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  22. cute hat, I need something similar.

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  23. I love this outfit! Your dress is so cute and your hat is adorable!

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  24. cute dress! your so pretty! xx

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  25. love your hairstyle. :)

    x
    kibear ♥

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  26. Lovely dress, adorable!!!

    xo Emma

    www.fromcitytocity-emm.blogspot.com

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  27. this is great!
    i've always been a fan of your blog, i've added you to my "blogs" page for fashion sites! keep it up!
    i hope you'll come check out my posts from my journey through Spain and my first look since returning to the US!

    -COSMICaroline
    www.COSMICaroline.com

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  28. i love your floppy hat! the big flower is a wonderful touch. hope you enjoy the festival - i can't wait to see the photos you come back with!

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  29. you look picture perfect in each photo. This outfit is charming and laid back. I love everything about it from head to toe. Have fun with your adventure into film

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  30. I love your hat.. I really need a hat aswell..

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  31. your freckles make me feel guilty for trying to hide my own (because mine look more like age spots because they're faded). I love your hat and you always look great in all you wear.

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  32. I love this straw hat and floral dress. Braids very suits to you:)

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  33. You have such a beautiful face. Your freckles are stunning!
    :)

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  34. I think the socks are my favourite part of your outfit, they are such a lovely colour!

    Carmen Ri.

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  35. The braids are good... REAL good.

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  36. what a dream, xxoo

    'the summer drips freckles'

    I just love you.

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  37. super cute with the coloured socks.. and your plaits are perfect, like the way you did them a bit messy..


    xx Claudia
    www.peacockfeathergirl.blogspot.com

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  38. You look so pretty :)

    kisses,
    Klaudia B.

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  39. i love that floral print! so lovely!

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  40. love the writing, your hat and your hair your hair! <3 xxx

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  41. Anonymous21.7.11

    You are my dream girl. :) The hat is so charming, kind of like I want to take you for biscuits and tea :P

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  42. Anonymous21.7.11

    You are my dream girl. :) The hat is so charming, kind of like I want to take you for biscuits and tea :P

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  43. Lovely hat and very cute socks!

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  44. Lovely! The sunhat stole my heart, especially paired with the beautiful floral dress. Have fun on your film photography adventures. xx

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  45. Lovely! The sunhat stole my heart, especially paired with the beautiful floral dress. Have fun on your film photography adventures. xx

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  46. that dress is absolutely wonderful! have a great time at the festival!

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  47. finally someone with a different style! yours is beyond cute!!! not my style but still loving it!
    xx
    Ceci

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  48. nice looks!love it

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  49. you my dear have a lovely way with words! not to mention awesome style!

    now following! =D

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  50. Hi Amy,
    Oh what beautiful photos. Love the hat, love the dress.
    SO enjoyed your blog..
    thankyou for visiting my blog and the sweet comments on Emilys vintage dress. [she is very excited over all the comments..].

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  51. You pulled that outfit off pretty well! I love those golden slumber summer days...

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  52. you look so effortlessly cool! have a wonderful time at the folk festival. hope the weather stays nice for yous :)

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  53. Cute floppy hat and love the whole outfit... however not quite sure about the lavendar socks! :)

    Tikkitiboo + Ahka Vintage
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  54. this outfit is really adorable~
    totally love the dress and the hat

    have just followed your blog as well
    xoxo

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  55. Ummmm, I want your dress! :) I like your style of writing too. It's so fun!

    Btw, thanks for the comment on my blog and I'm following you now!

    xoxo, Bree

    http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/

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  56. love ya blog!!

    have just started my own

    rach xx

    http://www.thebellafoto.com/

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  57. pretty dress!



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  58. You are so beautiful! I love your hair, it's amazing! These pictures are lovely, you look gorgeous!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog :)

    xx
    en la moda

    kristellouisa.blogspot.com

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  59. LOVE your outfit! and your hair is sooo beautiful!:x

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  60. I love your outfit!

    My blog
    xoxo Michaela

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  61. gorgeous hat! such a sweet outfit :)Xxx

    http://ronanronanronan.blogspot.com

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  62. I love your socks! xD

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  63. Oh, I love film photography, can't wait to see your results!

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  64. Anonymous26.7.11

    Such a pretty outfit you always look like a pretty angel! Dont let those folky boys snag you :p

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  65. the hat, such an amazing deal and so adorable on you!

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  66. i love love love the floppy sun hat!!


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  67. thankyou for sweet comment darling! I love your outfit, the floral print is just lovely, and and floppy hat is perfect. I'm stil hunting for the same hat. And high heels and socks are so good. You are so beautiful.

    Following you, yay! :D

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  68. sweet hat and amazing shoes!
    xoxo
    Sina

    fashionandphotos-sina.blogspot.com

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