leaf and pumpkin,

Winter is coming on, the country road is covered in Autumn leaves. Soon the mountain goats, and forest deer will be licking salt from the roads. The singing of tree leaves fill the Autumn space between earth and sky with music.

Yesterday, I daydreamed of climbing the oak tree. If only I wore fine feathers, or courageous armor, I could blanket my arms on the bark.  Whenever the world felt small, or my head felt sunken,  I could watch the fields of dancing blades.   Near my house, there is a hill.  Weeds, and cat tails fondle the moss. At the top, there is a wooden bench.  The horizon is covered with trees, and roads, and rooftops.  If you look to the left, you'll see the downtown skyscrapers. I walk here sometimes. It's the closest I'll ever get to tree-climbing.
While taking these photographs, on top of the crisp leaf, a spotted ladybug came to visit.   With one month of moons away from Winter, it was a pleasant surprise.   I've always felt so close to the black-freckled beetle. It's her way of attaching to the green leaves, sitting pretty below the sun, and showing up just when you need her.

When I was a girl, I took ladybugs for pets. In jars made of holes, rock, and grass, I placed the garden ladybugs next to my bed. I studied them.   Hours later, I would feel impeachable. As if I had sinned for jar locking the free bug.          I would catch them, make the ladybug a hotel, compose my research, then release them onto flower petals.  

Today, I spent happiness and breath with a friend over coffee, sipped almond milk, stretched toes, and listened to the Deep Dark Woods.  I'm making a play list for the blog soon.  What are you listening to right now?

besides gold and silver, give love.
Sending you hugs.
Thank you for reading, commenting, following.  You mean mountains to me XOXO



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                                                                     what i wore*
black skirt- calgary vintage boutique $14
wedges- the gap thrifted $10(worth more than $160!)
black + orange blouse- winners $20
black floppy hat- jessica simpson $20

57 comments:

  1. adorable outfıt...i love everydetail

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  2. so cute!
    and your shoes are adorable! :)

    http://microphoneheart.blogspot.com

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  3. Anonymous24.10.11

    I am currently listening to Some French Pop my older sister showed me. I don't know the name!~~You are precious So precious

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  4. Oh how beautiful are these photos? I love the colours, and those tights! Lovely post xx

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  5. I love these photos Amy! I seriously need to find myself a felt or wool hat the fall/winter.

    xo Ashley

    PS. Had so much fun with you today! Can't wait for our thrifting adventures!!

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  6. You have got to be the cutest girl on the planet. The blouse is super pretty, and adore your darling tights.

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  7. LOVE the outfit! very fall! super cute

    xo
    www.fluentbeauty.com

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  8. how gorgeous! I love everything about this post! U look so adorable and gorgeous... Have a nice week girl =)

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  9. I am in love with this outfit. Especially the hat. It's just perfect! Have a wonderful week!! :]

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  10. These photos are so inspirational. The setting is gorgeous and your outfit so perfect for the season. Following your amazing blog now!!

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  11. Adore this outfit! :)
    x

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  12. that blouse is so pretty!

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  13. Just a totally amazing blouse and those shoes! ACK! Can't believe them and that they were thrifted.

    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    I'm having a giveaway...

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  14. Wow, Amy, what a truly beautiful outfit! <3 I am especially obsessive over your heart tights!


    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  15. but amy, you forgot to tell us where you got your tights? i want to create my own version, of this outfit. we used to think ladybugs were good luck. watching & trying to catch them, i didn't mind letting them crawl on me. maybe it's time i went ladybug hunting again.

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  16. The tights are from wet seal! (sorry I forgot to mention..) xo

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  17. What a cool outfit!

    Hope you've started the week with a smile ;D.

    Miki.

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  18. Beautiful colors and photos!
    You are looking really pretty!

    I hope you are having a nice day.
    See you!

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  19. sooooooooo pretty!!
    amazing photos <33

    xxx

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  20. Those photos are all so perfect! Love!

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  21. you look SO cute! i love this photo shoot and the amazing outfit!

    http://sarassweetstyle.blogspot.com/

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  22. The first photo is so adorable! The colors are so perfect :) You look so precious as always!

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth
    underpeachtrees.blogspot.com

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  23. your blouse is incredible and i love the fall colors!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  24. You look amazing and I absolutely love the post too

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  25. WOW your blouse is so trippy, I'm not sure how it works! You look gorgeous in it ^____^ xx misstea & co.

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  26. Goodness, these photos are so beautiful! I really aoooore the leaves and the colors.. your hat i simply gorgeous, looks very good on you and the stockings are also great!

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  27. Hey Amy :) I absolutely love you blog posts but I really wish I could fix the the banner and background for you :) Contact me if you're interested :) I'll make art for you :) Great poetry and looks btw :D Stay inspired :)

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  28. I love the first photo!
    you're a very pretty girl and
    I love your outfit...:)
    stunning ♥

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  29. These pictures are beautifully - the colors go together so nicely. I love your blog!

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  30. you look like you are having s much fun here Amy! the top you are wearing is so so so pretty :)
    you look gorgeous in these photos :)

    Hayley xx

    www.dancinginspirations.blogspot.com

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  31. you look super pretty in the first picture! and I really love your hair :) keep up with the great posts, I really enjoy coming here every other day

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  32. These are way too good.

    xx
    S

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  33. these are lovely!!! i'm really diggin that shade of orange. i need it in my closet.

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  34. I really looooooove your smile..you are soo beautiful and I also love this outfit ! you are really cute ;)
    www.rabbit-and-wolf.cz

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  35. Aw you are so adorable, I love your style! Everything about this outfit is amazing, especially the accessories and mixed patterns! LOVE IT!

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  36. oh these pictures are so autumny, I love it!

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  37. Your style, photography and writing are just impeccable. Truly inspiring in all ways. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Aryn
    Driftwood and Daydreams

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  38. Your writing takes my breath away...and your photos are stunning! I love your smile and the pictures of you playing in the leaves!

    Amazing thrift find on your shoes!!

    Hope you continue to have such lovely days, darling... <33

    Happy fall!

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  39. Anonymous25.10.11

    I love you.

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  40. These photos make me appreciate fall so much more.

    You look adorable!

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  41. thanks for your overwhelmingly sweet comment dear.

    i adore the first picture here. the leafy background is so fun!

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  42. you're the loveliest person in the world. stay sweet & beautiful!

    p.s. i adore that hat...& i'm listening to halloween music, right now. i'm compiling a disc for a kids' carnival i'm hosting, tomorrow. hehe!

    www.gypsydustvintage.com

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  43. First off, thank you so much for your amazing comments. I seriously adore your writing style (and your clothing style!)

    I just love this post - the leaves, your outfit, those amazing shoes... your gorgeous face! Love love love.

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  44. Hi! Amy, thank you for checking my blog. I like your blouse pattern, it's cute <3

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  45. I love this outfit so much! The prints and the pretty top are wonderful. I'm especially enjoying your hat.

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  46. love your shoes and love the colors :D
    I definitely will following you if you follow me :D
    Decimal Shoes

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  47. You are so, so cute you look a lot like the French actress Sophie Marceau!


    Ariane


    wwww.stylesud-est.blogspot.com

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  48. oh wow! gorgeous outfit!

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  49. sigh, I'm going to miss winter on my side of the world, we're heading into summer. I'm so envious of these autumn-y pictures.

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  50. You look so gorgeous, this outfit is amazing, I love everything about it!

    Pip x

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  51. Great pictures darling, I really love this outfit too! And as always, your words are so moving and beautiful. If only I could write like you!
    The lady bug picture is really awesome :)

    Kaylee
    xo
    Wild Flower

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  52. You look so pretty! Oh my goodness, these pictures are so lovely!

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  53. Love this outfit and the autumn leaves. Those tights are especially lovely.
    xx

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  54. perfect outfit from head to toe! love love love!

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  55. Sally1.12.11

    Wow, your autumn garden pics are stunning, Amy. I think you should get inspired by various kinds of environment. I bet the scenery of an English garden would suit you lovely! :) Wish you a lot of great ideas.

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