Tuesday, September 11

a sun-drenched elsewhere {part 2}

This was our third day on Vancouver Island.
Falling in love is a lot like stepping into the ocean. At first glance, it's only a beautiful faraway dream. As you inch closer, your rib cage fills with air and the juices in your belly become butterflies. When you finally reach it, your body feels both very big and very delicate. You can't quite explain why this is. Maybe it's the uncertainty of what lies at the bottom, or maybe it's how small your hands look. You can try to use the language of flowers, describing the smells, colors, and shapes you see, but it would only make a good story.  You can't tell a person what love really is until they've found it, just like you can't tell a person how the ocean really feels until they've walked beside it.

All I know is, beside the ocean I am the happiest I've ever been --- and the strangest.

Today was our first day with the ocean. It was all that I wanted on the trip, all that I needed.  We sat on a teeter totter disguised as a crooked log and bounced while the tide rolled in. We laughed quite a bit when we first touched the water. It was like opening a bottle of champagne, only better tasting.  

After getting slightly damp, we hunted for rocks and made little houses out of them. There were crabs and bones from the sea scattered all around the sand.  Even giant black slugs made a home beside the driftwood.

  For breakfast, we ate handpicked blackberries, and supper was a homemade clam chowder.
What I'm Wearing
cloud dress - romwe { sponsor }
straw hat - spring $6
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30 comments:

  1. Always love the way you write and describing things. I want those blackberries :)

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  2. These photos are lovely and your writing is beautiful. I love the way you describe things. This post makes me crave the ocean. I also love your cloud dress by the way. It reminds me of day dreaming.
    xo, Tori
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  3. These pictures are just gorgeous and you look so incredibly happy in them! I love your pretty little cloud dress paired with that straw hat too. Such a wonderful outfit!

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  4. These photos are so magical! Love them! I love seeing your photos from your trip!
    <3 Kastles

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  5. i love how you used the ocean as a metaphor for love. beautiful words. lovely dress. you look very pretty. <3 :-)

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  6. Love your pisc! This climate is stunning!

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  7. These photographs are outstanding !! Love them all - they look as if they are from a lookbook or a movie :)

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  8. Beautiful pictures :)
    x

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  9. Living in Belgium it's only a 2 hours ride to the seaside, so it's quite interesting to read this! Still, I'm just as dazzled as you are everytime I go there, whether it be in my own country or in another.
    Also, I like how apt you are at describing feelings.

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  10. gorgeous photos amy! the dress is super pretty and looks stunning on you!

    Hayley xx
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  11. Beatifully written.
    -Brittany

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  12. Great writing as usual. Beautiful images. Those berries look so fresh and tasty.

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  13. This dress is so beautiful, wow!
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  14. absolutely beautiful pictures.

    I love how you described being by the ocean. I completely agree- there's just something so special about it! I don't think I could ever live far away from it.

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  15. Beautiful pictures. Your outfit is adorable, by the way.

    Eau de Violet

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  16. Ahh, I love your blog and those pics, such 'summery climate' :)
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    :)

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  17. Matthew.13.9.12

    The entire post is magical

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  18. such lovely photos and you are wearing the perfect dress for the setting. I love the kitchy cloud print - adorable!

    xxxo
    ola
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  19. Adorable dress and beautiful photos!

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  20. Your blog is absolutely adorable. You write so beautifully and your photographs are so picturesque!
    Lovely!

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  21. Such a beautiful dress! I love these pictures, I wish I could cool off in the water :)

    xo

    Ashley

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  22. awwwww.. what a lovely dress. It's a perfect match with the hat :D

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  23. Beautiful pictures! love it, the dress looks good on you!


    xx
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  24. I love the way you love the beach!

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  25. Great pictures and pretty dress!

    Sita xx
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  26. Amazing outfit, so cute, love the hat with the dress x


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  27. What a lovely post :) and the pictures are just gorgeous! You got to love the beach!

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  28. just found your blog and im super impresed! stunning pics, love your style!

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