Wednesday, July 07, 2010

to the forest


I'm not sure if it is my imagination, but it really feels like this year has been chillier than most. I've been craving the sun so very much, but up until yesterday it seemed to remain elusive. The odd day when the sun did appear Adelaide and I would run right out into it, and spend every minute we could soaking some up.

I took these photographs (which, for some reason are uploading all jiggy) on an evening when the sun broke through the grey. Adelaide and I headed to the forest to find treasures, pick wildflowers, and feel some warmth.




We have now lived right beside this forest for about three years now, and I feel like it - in many ways - has become a part of us. Adelaide has always known it, and she takes pride in showing it off to visitors, enthusiastically pointing out the huckleberries or wild black raspberries. Lupine or Yarrow. Hummingbirds or Woodpeckers. I love it that she knows these things, and that they make her so happy.

It seems as though I can now always feel the forest breathing next to me, this gentle giant, and I find much comfort and calm in this.




10 comments:

ruvia said...

Your girl is so beautifull :)
Congrats and all the best!

Megan said...

This is wonderful! We live on the edge of the woods and a hiking path goes behind our house. I'm always scared of the bugs in the woods in the summer! I'm such a wimp. Once my little one gets walking more surely I think it will be nice to take strolls into the forest (as long as the bugs and ticks aren't too crazy!) hee hee. :)

Gül said...

Miss A. is a beautiful fairy of the woods :)

I have always lived in the busy & noisy city centers, I think I am not even able to imagine how living next to a forest would feel.

Mandie said...

I love your gorgeous photos:) what a beautiful subject! I grew up near the forest and we played in it all the time. I now live in Atlanta, Georgia and there is never silence, you can't see the stars at night and you have to go to an actual park to see the trees. I miss it so much. Glad to see that you cherish the little moments and love the things you HAVE. Its a wonderful thing!

~april said...

beautiful!

Hannahbelle, Natty & Ari said...

Just wanted to let you know that your photos and writings are a constant source of absolute joy and inspiration to me. Thank you thank you.

Anonymous said...

Love your work and photos! Just an FYI: the long stalk of pink flowers in one of the photos looks like it is foxglove. Be cautious around this plant, as it is a poisonous plant and can be harmful to children if ingested.

josefina said...

beautiful photos of your adorable girl!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog!
I live in Toronto now, but I visit High Park often. the forest is great!!

Sandra

Hasenschneck said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful things and where to get them!