The season of heartbeats

As a young girl I was always waiting for springtime. I liked winter for its quiet solitude, I liked autumn for its maple stained leaves and I liked summer for its fruit picking hours, but I loved springtime because it was the beginning of everything. All that was buried between the cold dead grass and the cold white snow regrew a heartbeat in the springtime.

It is the season where we step outside of our cocoons and smell the earth. In the spring air, we feel brave knowing that we have survived the cold winter. After all, not every living thing makes it, most are put to sleep by the cold winter frost. Some of us were tempted to cry as we watched snow bury our gardens and some of us understood that springtime would bring it all back. If you look closely now, you’ll see tiny blades of grass stretching towards the sun, it’s as if the blades are calling out to lady bugs that they’re ready to be climbed. Be warned though: wherever the snow melts, there is a chance of spotting a bad dog owner's decision to keep their pup's crud on the ground, springtime leaves nothing hidden.

 This year, winter felt so long. I wasted away my quiet moments by calling for winter’s grave and sulking when I could not taste the sun. I tried to remember how sunshine tasted like medicine and then I burnt my tongue on hot cocoa trying to take myself there. Spring, the season of heartbeats, it would make me happy if you stayed awhile. 

P.S 
I've always wanted to do my hair like this. For somebody who is terrible at doing her own hair, I am proud of myself! The braids stayed in my hair well into the evening -- which is clearly a record for me!

 
Blouse Value Village | Hat Spring | Shorts – Suzy Shier | Boots DNA Footwear

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19 comments:

  1. Such a pretty and romantic outfit! I like your hat and top very much :)

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  2. I just stumbled across your blog and I am already in love with your illustrations, photography, and style! This is such a beautiful shoot with a gorgeous outfit- I can't wait to see more! Happy almost-Spring! :)

    ~Mariah

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  3. Lovely pictures, I love your top! (:

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  4. This outfit is so charming, especially your braids, boater hat and top. The setting is dreamy also :3

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  5. I love the hat, it's so lovely. You always wear nice hats. Sorry for my English

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  6. You look so lovely!

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  7. Absolutely love this outfit! All sort of loveliness <3 Alex


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  8. Your words in this post made me smile so much
    Good job with the hair also; it looks lovely!

    xo
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  9. You look lovely! The braided hairstyle + hat combo is really adorabe :)

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  10. Anonymous10.4.14

    One of my favorite posts of yours......very romantic and doll-like.

    Spring is my favorite season too.... HUGS.

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  11. Pretty springtime explorer.

    Rachel

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  12. So beautiful, both words and photos.

    I too sulk when I cannot taste the sun. Here, Spring is just nudging in - blue skies and crocus -noses one day, grey skies and puddles the next. But it's happening - slowly, slowly, Spring is seeping in.

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  13. Anonymous12.4.14

    I wish I could always live where the sunshine was. It rains tons where I live and sometimes I feel so gloomy because of it. I know rain is good and it makes everything so lush but just once I want to experience a year where I always feel warm and not gloomy

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  14. I love this outfit and you're adorable! :)

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  15. Lovely photos , love the landscape and your beautiful outfit - mostly the mustard coat!

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  16. you look so perfect <3 i'm in love with this look <3 the shorts, your coat <3 wow.
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  17. aw you look gorgeous! i love all the neutral and fall hued colors you combined together, so many diff shades but all goes together so great. such a pretty place you live in too! what you described sounds about how we feel when it finally stops being hot here come mid fall : ).

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  18. In love with everything about this look, especially your hat.

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