miracles like white dogwood,


I am not bound to the garden- or the trail- or the mud bed. I belong to the earth- and all it's shadows, sun spots, spheres, and celestial bringing.  This weekend brought Thanksgiving.  
bread stuffing, ham, peas, potatoes, and whiskey.  
 
I sat with the kins of my blood, and my heart. The kitchen bred happy spells, and our bellies were fed with wellness.   These moments of family are not to be escaped, or embellished. 
Sweet as wine are the toes of family stroking the same carpet.

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October brings cider, lemon colored leaves, and the scents of firewood. I am spending my Autumn, with the window beards open, wool sweaters buttoned, and kettles for steaming.   With every new sunset, and songs from the dirt pile, with every tree nestle, and dying white petal. There is a hidden prize.  
 
The philosophers, and the poets tell us.   Nature is time, and time is a miracle folded in our arms.  We are shiny, walking stones.  We are breathing, wild things, we are beasts of the field, and denizens of the sea.   As the leaves tumble upon the railway, and the dusty clover,  As the air becomes goose bumps, and the frost kills the minerals,  we are warned, we are called to, we are reminded.

We are animated. We are teething, licking, and laughing. We are awake.
I've lived to breath another October.


Thanksgiving, Autumn, and hopeful chests.
On Sunday,  we licked our boots, and drank whiskey in my favorite tavern, The Ironwood.  The Ironwood is located in my favorite neighborhood of the city, Inglewood.  It is here where drinks meet lips, and folk strings meet feet kicks.  On this day, country rambler Jack Marks changed my ways.  His music soothes, and sets fire.  If you can, listen to "Before The Flood"... It will change you.
I spent the night, in love, and in laughter.  





"After all, I don't see why I am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwood. ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh"

Now I'm off to watch the full moon.  See you soon.
(p.s Thank you Chictopia! I'm one of October's Style Icons. I am so happy!!)



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what i wore*
orange leggings- french connection $11
boots- the bay $50
red dress- value village $5
white blouse- the bay $15

51 comments:

  1. Love the hat! And how it matches your pants! I feel so alive reading your blog* xoxo

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  2. Your hair, and your boots, and your hat, ugh-- you're so magical.

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  3. Your hair is SO gorgeous! I love your blouse as well. x

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  4. Your words are like honey. They inspire me, truly.

    I like your tights. Fall hues are the best :)

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  5. wow! gorgeous photos! :)

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  6. wow, that skirt is amazing! the hat too is very beautiful.

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  7. You always have the dreamiest outfits! <3 I love your tied up blouse and floral skirt! So pretty!


    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  8. Hi there! Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving kind words :)

    The first few photos of this post have this romantic haze that I can't quite explain, but I like it! Also love that most of your outfit is thrifted - I have so much respect for people who have the patience to sift through the racks in thrift stores... I always get so overwhelmed!

    Love your writing style as well!

    http://deesvie.blogspot.com

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  9. I just love your shoes hun. :) And I love the way you write! Keep it up. :) x

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  10. I love that you make inexpensive pieces look...rich. and congrats on becoming a Style Icon! Well-deserved!

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  11. such a girly and lovely outfit. your eyes are really pretty btw :)

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  12. this hat on u is amazing!!!

    p.s. new post on my blog!
    have a wonderful day!
    www.thecurlylady.blogspot.com

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  13. love the colors in this outfit:)

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  14. I simply adore the colour pallete you used in this outfit :x The colors speak autumn to me and I love the feeling !

    ♥ Julls

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  15. Anonymous13.10.11

    Your hair is a stunning color- Something not made in a bottle :)

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  16. Congratulations on being a Style Icon- you definitely deserve it!
    & I always enjoy reading your words. Their kindred spirit always make my day a little brighter.

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  17. That hat is beautiful! x

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  18. Amazing blog!!!
    I love your outfit!

    XOXO
    http://foreverfashion-2011.blogspot.com/

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  19. very cute outfit..love it!

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  20. I'm having serious hat envy right now

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  21. You look so adorable! I love all the colors! :D Thanks for the comment on my blog :)

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth
    underpeachtrees.blogspot.com

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  22. holy moley you're cute! adorable outfit, all the details are just so so good. THAT HAT!!!! deserving of many exclamation points!
    nice to find your blog!
    xo,
    claire

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  23. You never disappoint. That hat is just perfect for fall. I wish I could find one floppy hat.

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  24. Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving! I really love this outfit and all the beautiful fall colors in it. Your hat is adorable and I love the top tied over your dress. So perfect.

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  25. Hello there! Thank you for such thoughtful comments, I truly appreciate them!

    Coming to your blog the first thing I noticed was that your pictures were very poetic and then I realized you were a poet yourself after reading your verses and about me section. Your blog has a lot more depth than most, and I hope you keep writing ;]

    -mango

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  26. Oh, you look stunning! xx

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  27. What a great post! You look so lovely and chic my dear!

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  28. This is such a cute outfit, I LOVE your floral skirt and the way you've paired it with the orange leggings :) I also really like the quality of your photos, they are lovely! x

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  29. love the photos!

    your outfit is adorable :)

    kisses from Watching the waves.

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  30. great outfit :D
    I definitely will following you if you follow me :D
    Decimal Shoes

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  31. hey, thanks for the comment on my blog :) and I really love your boots in this post! I'll keep an eye on your blog, it's lovely :)

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  32. you're so pretty!

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  33. wow! you look spectacular honey... the hat is amazing

    Have a nice weekend

    xx

    www.sickbytrend.com

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  34. your look is very cute :)

    a-secret.de.vu

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  35. I love your pictures! Beautiful outfit! <3<3

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  36. your hat, your boots, your pants... can i have it all!! :)

    <3 steffy
    http://steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

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  37. So happy to have found your blog. You have such beautiful nostalgic style and you write so lyrically really like it. Gorgeous hat too.

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  38. Aww, thanks for your nice words! :)
    I love the outfit, you look adorable. I'm especially in love with the hat!

    Love, Lily
    lonely afternoon

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  39. Oh you look like a proper Southern bell.
    Cute hat and boots.
    Xoxo

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  40. Anonymous14.10.11

    Poet Miss. Theres magic dust on your eyes

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  41. Hi Amy!
    Thank you so so so much for your sweet comment on my blog! It made me smile from ear to ear for the entire day :) It definitely is a compliment that you showed my blog to your mom! Ah! <3 You have amazing style girl! I'm so into rust colored things right now (though I have very little of it in my closet now). Your hat is fantastic!

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  42. love your hat;)!

    sleepy-head-dreams.blogspot.com

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  43. hi darling...
    you have an amazing blog...and you are beautiful!!!
    pass from my blog i have new post...and if you want we could follow each other!!!
    let me know
    xoxo2befab

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  44. love that hat :)
    missed reading u! hope everything's great honey!
    xxx

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  45. you're so pretty!!! Love the hat

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  46. very sweet outfits. love the pictures of your face and the leaves.

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