Wednesday, April 3

a visit to the mountains

I am writing 2 weeks after I planned on writing to you. The days are moving so quickly, it feels like I close my eyes to blink and suddenly the daylight has turned into dusk. I'm usually left with a bad taste in my mouth when time disappears from me but when the hills are drying and birds are coming home, I can't help but feel happy. Spring is sewn to every moving cloud and soon we'll be having backyard cerveza while the monarch visits the milkweed.

On March 19th, we traveled to Banff. My dad had a business meeting and I desperately wanted time away from the city so Carter and I came along. We left early and traveled an hour long road filled with poems of geology. The sun was hovering over the mountains and everything felt right, as if the view from my window made up for all the bad days I've ever had.

We ate breakfast at a Louisiana-styled restaurant called Tooloulous. I ate my favorite meal, a smoked salmon bagel and carter had a crab omelet crepe. It was delicious! After extending our bellies, we wandered the small town, unwrapped chocolate fudge & pretzels (a must if you visit Banff) and came upon a frozen lake.

The lake was inviting, although a frigid temperature surrounded us, the sight was gracious enough to warm my bones. We stood there for awhile, in conversation and in silence. Sometimes when next to something as colossal as a mountain, words are unnecessary. There is no denying the way life-sized mountains trample the ones living inside of my heart. 

I'll be back soon Banff. 

What I'm Wearing 

flower headband : dolly darling | shoes : bought in montana | coat : value village 

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21 comments:

  1. stunning scenery! I used to visit banff with my grandparents when i was younger. would love to go back!

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  2. Anonymous3.4.13

    Banff is a beautiful place Amy. I wish we had something like that where I live but no mountains here. I really love that coat you got I can't believe it's from Value Village! Wow!!

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  3. i too am a mountain girl! i want to eat all those sweet treats. :)

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  4. those pictures are stunning! I adore that you have pink lace and a floret-covered headband on despite all of the rugged winter gear... I am smitten by the irreverence :)

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  5. These pictures are so pretty. I'm an east coast girl and have never seen the mountains.

    I've thought this before, but GOOD GOD I love that coat. Should you ever want to sell it, please feel free to hit me up!! emilydawnsunshine at gmail.

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  6. wow! this place is breath-taking =)

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  7. wowww wonderful pictures. Wish I could visit there

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  8. Your photos are always stunning, but wow these got me so much! Those shots of the mountains are breathtaking. Mountains are probably my favorite thing to see in person. Pictures usually don't do them justice, but these are beautiful. You look darling as always too- Looks like a wonderful trip!

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  9. Everything about this post is beautiful! Banff is absolutely gorgeous, as are you, dear Amy. It seems you had a dream of a day, and now I shall have to add Banff to my list of places to visit. Also, I'm obsessed with your coat! The hood is to die for.

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  10. Banff is so beautiful! I hope to travel there someday, too! I'm so grateful to live in such a wonderful country! You look adorable in your floral headband! ♥ ☺

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  11. I am IN LOVE with these pictures! You look stunning and they are so clear and beautiful! wow!
    Darling coat, yummy food!

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  12. how amazing is that trip?!
    and you look so wonderful wearing this poncho *_* it's to die for !
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  13. Anonymous4.4.13

    This is such a precious blog post. Everything is so dreamy, I am glad to see you're still posting. I was worried we wouldnt see your beautiful words and photos. xoxox

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  14. wooahh the place looks beautiful. It seems like the most perfect location for a break!

    Francesca xo
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  15. Stunning photographs, it looks and sounds like you had the most lovely time!
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  16. the view is so pretty and I love your flowery headband :D you look like a fairy

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  17. These pictures are just gorgeous! What amazing scenery! You look adorable in your cozy coat too. I still can't get over how pretty these pictures are.

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  18. Incredibly beautiful scenery - wow!

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  19. Oh, what beautiful scenery. Gorgeous even. It looks so lovely there by the mountains and snow, not to mention the cozy interiors of eateries and what not. Thanks for sharing such beautiful photos for those of us who have to live vicariously.

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  20. Aww, Amy I miss you! We need to get together soon and catch up. This looks like a lovely trip to the mountains.

    xo Ashley

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  21. The landscape there is wonderful, I wish to be there.

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