Wednesday, June 13

The rainbow dress

 
☻♥ ☻ Hi! ☻♥ ☻

On the back porch, there hangs a strawberry plant. It's been there for weeks. I keep looking at it, talking to it, and wondering when it will give birth to bright red fruits.  Two days ago, I found an infant strawberry. It was green like an olive and shaped like an upside down triangle.  I knew it wasn't ready for pulling or snacking on, so I waited a few days. . . . . 

Then yesterday arrived and I found something quite magical! My baby green strawberry reached adulthood! I went outside to water flowers and sitting there, staring me down, was a beautiful bright red fruit! I took the strawberry, kissed it myself, and then shared it with my Mom and Carter.  
Each little nibble tasted like candy for the tongue.

Nothing is quite as sweet as fresh fruits growing in the backyard!

 

Today I feel like I've been doing a lot of uphill crawling. Physically and mentally. I have dreams as large as the Caspian sea, and all I seem to do is move across the daily commute instead of across the 
world.  If my dreams did come true, I'd be turning up toes in sand-rimmed waters everyday, with berry stained hands and the smell of apple wood in the air.  Instead all I do is nap, wonder, eat, see my dogs, say hello's, look out windows and write stories. I don't want to be a tenant of habit anymore.

It's been raining here for days and I know the fair sun will soon arrive to dry the crops and feed the pale skinned. Sometimes it's just hard to watch the days travel on without doing much about it. Maybe I should stop looking through National Geographic everyday. I'm sure pictures of faraway places will not help my current condition. 

When the sun returns, I know I'll be pleased as punch, and I'll probably forget I ever complained about this daily commute I'm on. The sun is always the best medicine for my restlessness or my blues.

 

I may be wearing a long face and carrying the "I want to be the person in this national geographic photo" attitude today but I know it wont last long.  There is something big happening for me when June ends, I can't tell you yet, but it's wonderful! 

Now with the rain and all, I thought it'd be fitting to bring out my rainbow on the only sunny day of the week. Dresses like this give us reasons to dream, don't they.....
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white blouse - value village - $6
glitter wedges - aldo - $50

39 comments:

  1. the hair is perfect dear, but I do hope you get to see those dreams come true soon :)

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  2. Awesome dress! You look like Rainbow Brite ;P.

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  3. Homegrown fruits and vegetables always taste so much better. I wish I had a garden of my own, but I'm in an apartment most of the year.

    Your hair looks awesome here. I'm loving your pretty striped dress too. All the colors in that print are so lovely and fun!

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  4. Such a cute and different outfit! I like your hairdo a lot!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  5. Aww strawberries are such a tasty fruit! You can do so much with them and they are so good for you. I hope your plant will produce more. :) Your rainbow dress is so pretty and I love your hair like that. Miss Amy, you are always delightful to read about! <3

    toni

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  6. What a lovely dress! The shoes are super cool as well!

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  7. Love your outfit! Your hair is beautiful :)

    Jess xx

    http://showponyblog.blogspot.com.au/

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  8. how cute are you?! adorable outfit, I'm a sucker for anything rainbow and I want your dress now that I've seen it :)

    http://the-quiet-lion.blogspot.com

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  9. Same here. It has been raining EVERY SINGLE day for about two months now... I just need a little bit of sunshine!

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  10. I love your hair style!;)

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  11. you look amazing! i wish i had fresh fruits growing in my backyard! so much more fun that way!

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth
    underpeachtrees.blogspot.com

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  12. well, i usually have the feeling like you do everytime i watch the National Geographic, i love that channel and wish to be one of those people who can go everywhere out there...
    your photos is lovely, i especially love the white light in your photos, did you take those photos by a film camera?

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  13. I love your hair, and you look amazing.

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  14. you should just save up some money and go! that's what i'm doing- i'm saving up the bulk of my checks and buying a ticket to india :) there's nothing stopping you!

    but if it really is just the cloudy days, then put the magazines down and go explore your home! can't wait to hear what your exciting news is, too :)

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  15. gorgeous dress Amy! <3 you look really pretty in these photos

    Hayley xx
    www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

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  16. here's to strawberries reaching adulthood, traveling adventures ahead, a somewhere over the rainbow dress, & glitter shoes like dorothy. the sun will shed it's light, on a soul, when it feels dark & blue. it will be a beacon, on the path to your dreams.

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  17. Ooh I love how you've layered thee dress with that top. You speak such whimsically, wonderful words and it's always a pleasure to read your posts :)
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  18. Anonymous14.6.12

    you are the preetiest rainbow iVe ever seen :)

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  19. This outfit is a joy and so are you! This dress is magical. :)
    xo, Tori
    http://daisiesandpixiedust.blogspot.com/

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  20. you are so cute! :)


    Jamie Kate
    http://allaroundchekwa.blogspot.com

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  21. I have a lace blouse exactly like this! I found it at a vintage shop a couple years ago and definitely don't wear it enough. I love how you've styled it with this rainbow dress!!

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  22. i love your blog! you have gorgeous outfits and i love this rainbow dress.
    you are also an amazing writer :)
    thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment! following you!
    xx

    alexgracexx.blogspot.com.au

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  23. i love your blog! you have gorgeous outfits and i love this rainbow dress.
    you are also an amazing writer :)
    thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment! following you!
    xx

    alexgracexx.blogspot.com.au

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  24. rainbow dress and cute hair do. nice combo! and yes, sometimes days travel too fast that dreams can't follow. just keep on trying and believing, you will reach there.

    note: following now!

    Natasha
    picablocks.blogspot.com

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  25. A very beautiful rainbow dress, it looks great on you!

    xxx Anita

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  26. This is so fun and colourful! Love it! Also, I am so jealous you have lovely strawberries growing. My family used to (try) and do the same, but we never seemed to succeed...but my mum does grow nice herbs and we have a big lemon tree so I cant really complain :)

    xx Carina

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  27. Hello! I just stopped by to thank you for your kind comment on my blog. It really made my day. :)

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  29. your hair is cute!

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  30. So vintage!
    I love it!
    Xox
    Borka

    http://chicfashionworld.blogspot.com/

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  31. such a pretty dress !!

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  32. Amy, the dreamy doe turned into a sweet cupcake all of the sudden wrapped in such cheerful dress. loved these words: "don't want to be a tenant of habit anymore". Let new things surprise you like the rainbow after the sun and the rain make love in the sky. much love, darling.

    http://lovelyboheme.blogspot.com/

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  33. love the lace layered under dress amy! what a great way to style this dress. :) xo

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  34. All the look, the story, are together in such colorful, tasty, perfect atmosphere

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  35. I plunked down on the couch beside him. "I don't have any accomplishments of any kind. I'm stupid and boring. I don't have any hobbies. I don't play sports. I don't write poetry. I don't travel to interesting places. I don't even have a good job." "that doesn't make you stupid and boring,"morelli said. "Well, I feel stupid and boring. And I wanted to feel interesting. And somehow, someone told my mother and grandmother that I played the cello. I guess it was me...only it was like some foreign entity took possesion of my body. I heard the words coming out of my mouth, but I'm sure they originated in some other brain. And it was so simple at first. One small mention. And then it took on a life of it's own. And next thing, everyone knew." "And you can't play the cello." "I'm not even sure this is a cello.

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  36. My bestie wore the same pair of heels for our joint birthday party! Brings back amazing memories :)

    Monochrome Magpie

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