a day in the mountains

Saturday, November 9, 2013

{photo credit: me}

last saturday, my bestie chelsea and i drove up to blowing rock for the day. we had a great time exploring the walking streets and driving along the parkway. it was cold and windy but so gorgeous with all the trees turning red and orange and yellow. i just can't get over the beauty of fall. everything is dying but there is such richness in the changing colors, and there is inspiration in the snap of cold air on your cheeks. unlike any other season, fall reminds me that there are fresh starts and beginnings and newness. it reminds me that things don't always stay the same, and there are changes around every corner in life. and even though it is my favorite season (by far), i always feel this very present, immense sadness. it's like i want to hold on tight to everything and everyone i've got. i think about the people who are present in my life and how much i love them. i think about the people who are no longer in my immediate circle but who have impacted my life in the strongest and best ways. i feel weepy and quiet and in the next breath loud and flush with excitement. tumultuous. that's the word. bittersweet, too. does anyone else feel the same?


{photo credit: me}

{photo credit: me}

{photo credit: chelsea}

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{photo credit: chelsea}

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such a good day with a good friend. happy fall.  

6 comments:

  1. Wow those last few sentences are absolute perfection! I know exactly the feeling; so happy to be alive, so overwhelmed by life in general. Excited and anxious. I love this :)

    Em
    Tightrope to the Sun

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    1. thank you! fall is such a grab bag of emotions for me. i was reading your bloggy last night (or rather in the wee hours of the morning today), and i was blown away by your words. how do you do it? the book thief is on my must-read list now. :-)

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  2. Meghan in da pinesNovember 9, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    lovely words and photos!

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  3. I feel all of those same feelings during fall. It's hard not to be nostalgic! Also, love Blowing Rock. Your photos make me want to go back and spend a day there!

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    1. yes, i hadn't been in years, and it is such a cute, quaint town. bustling with people! i did some of my christmas shopping in their little shops. win.

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