heart shaped skirt and a squirrel

"Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness."  -Herman Hesse 

We took these photographs in Edworthy Park. The wind was silent and nobody was around except for me, Carter, and one curious fur ball named squirrel. We watched him climb from tree to tree, breaking off branches, and trying in his best way to reach us. He had no interest in the kernels from trees, only in making his heart beat as fast as his little paws. I kept moving farther and farther away from him, certain that he just wanted to rumple my hair. He kept moving closer and closer

I do love animals but I don't come to the forest to play with them. I am merely a temporary transportation unit, a visitor in their home, an "I-am-only-here-to-look" kind of girl. I don't need to greet them with any snacks or hand gestures in order to love them. I think I learned my lesson when a moose chased me in a thick brush of snow when I was 13. I got too close to him and soon after I was running for my life.

Besides the squirrel, everything was eerily quiet. The only sounds were occasional camera clicks and the whistling of railway cars. 

WEARING {sweet beige heart skirt: sheinside sponsor // lace rivet high shoes: oasap sponsor // white blouse: value village $5 // pink flowers: h&m $5 // faux fur vest: blue notes $15}
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  2. You look beautiful!!! I love that vest crazy its from Bluenotes! and I recognize that train haha I've taken a photo in front of it before when it's passed by my town!

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  3. so cute! and the photos are beautiful :-)

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  4. You always take the most gorgeous photographs in nature! They're such beautiful pictures. I love your outfits! They always go so great with the element that you're in.

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  5. Sometimes it's so great being in nature with only those quiet sounds to soothe you. :) I bet it was scary that a moose chased you! I've actually never seen a moose before. One day maybe. :) Love your skirt and those boots are so cute! <3

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  6. Absolutely loving your outfit, you look so ethereal! Beautiful! x

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  7. Really nice pics!!! love the fur coat and heart print skirt! so cute!!!

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  8. these photos are absolutely gorgeous and dreamy! you made me fall in love with them! :-)

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  9. That sounds like a wonderful walk! I could use some quiet!
    Love the skirt. Am actually wearing a pink dress with black hearts today. :)

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  10. Aaah what a lovely skirt!! And I love the colors in your photos!

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  11. Love your fur vest, looks cozy and warm!

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  12. love the flowers in your hair! so pretty!

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  13. Great photos! I love those hair flowers.

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  14. beautiful photography !

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  15. Goodness aren't you just gorgeous. Love the beautiful pictures! Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  16. s*a*r*a29.11.12

    Wow, love this one. SO Gorgeous - Never thought of doing the flower clips in my hair but its very ethreal.

    Squirrels have always freaked me out! I hate when i see people feeding animals its just wrong! Some animals cant digest cellulose, so why would you want to harm them? Its so wrong!!

    Love your moose story btw, id love to hear more about what happened :p

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  17. Love your outfit! You look gorgeous in all of these photos! :D

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  18. amy the close up photos of the flowers in your hands, are divine! cute outfit. my fave line from this post is:..."a visitor in their home."...
    so poetically put with truth and heartfeltness. :)

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  19. You could not be any more lovely, dear. I am envious of your long hair, I miss mine. Your shoes/socks/tights together are my favorite. :)
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  20. If I went there by myself, I would be scared. :p but that's a beautiful place though.
    love your love shaped skirt

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