Thursday, July 6

griffith woods in july

In Griffith Woods, the birds hop from tree to tree and the bells of nostalgia ring. Here, I find reminders of my own childhood — the light, the warmth, the way Alberta flowers are growing from the ground, the distant sound of creekbed water rolling over fallen logs, the sense that nothing matters, yet everything does. I could spend many hours here and I would still want to spend an hour more. To be away from the world as we know it, to set this brief life as something good, to wake as if waking from a fever and to find myself in these woods, how could I want anything else?
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Tomorrow, I will be leaving for Hawaii with my mum. Hawaii in July was never something I planned, only because the winters here can be harsh enough, if I were to ever dream of a holiday, it might be to escape the winter's bluest days. I am feeling a bit strange about missing out on the garden or the singing gigs that seem to come in double during this time, but I am also feeling a slight twinge of guilt for worrying about these things that come to mind at all. How often in my lifetime will I get to adventure with only my mum by my side and the taste of mangoes from the tree? Isn't it just like a human to find reasons to worry or complain when everything is actually quite good and lovely?

I will leave C behind. I will leave my banjo behind. And the snapdragons too, but it has been so long since I left the city and I know it will treat me well to do so.

If you want to follow along,
I will be posting on my instagram!

outfit details: winners blouse, good looking objects leaf earrings

10 comments:

  1. lovely, and that skirt is a stunner

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  2. That's a lovely outfit!!

    Have a safe trip and can't wait to hear from your adventures! :D

    http://www.dangerouslyme.com/

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  3. Those woods are gorgeous! And your outfit is so pretty! I hope you enjoy your trip to Hawaii. I've never been, but I've always heard how beautiful everything is!

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  4. Beautiful photos, as always. Enjoy Hawaii <3 I hope you share your pictures from your trip.

    -Jacqueline
    http://jackieomy.blogspot.ca/

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  5. i really love your style.
    I want to buy short homecoming dresses online

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  6. I really love your photos! You look so pretty in that dress.

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  7. Look like vintage style! Very nice :)

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  8. Wow, I love this style. She's so beautiful and the background is nice, too. I love this album

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  9. I really love your photos! You look so pretty in that dress. The scenery is very peace. I like this. Keep sharing more.

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