Even If They're Not Very Far Away

My mother is a fairly avid binocular user; many times when she would accompany me to a rocky shore or secluded spot in Washington state while I took pictures she pulled out her binoculars and spied on wildlife. She always impresses me by being able to identify less common birds by sight or even description when friends recount what they had spotted. The binoculars are more of a prop for me; something to make me feel a little like Suzy (of Moonrise Kingdom) as I go forth at dawn not for the sake of romantic adventures but to snap a few photographs. Suzy referred to binoculars as her magic power; they made her feel like the heroines in the books she read by giving her better sight than she had on her own. Of course, I already wear glasses or contact lenses so improved vision feels more like a necessity most days than something mystic to me. But I really enjoyed her adolescent enthusiasm, it reminded me of the books I read when I was younger and stories I'd make up in my head about random objects. I remember scribbling down a short story after I found a necklace with a skeleton key on it in a secondhand store. The key obviously had unknown significance and I filled two dozen pages with a daydream about the doors it could potentially unlock and adventures it would take me on.



  1. Nice location my girl! ;)

  2. the lighting made you even lighter <3 love love the background!

    Carla Cee

  3. Cute photo with the flower and you being all blurry!

    The Occasional Indulgence

  4. These pictures are really beautiful, I love the background. The dress you're wearing is really pretty! Shop Ruche always sells great stuff.

  5. Just saw Moonrise Kingdom for the first time last night!

    Your scarf goes so well with your dress - and everything looks lovely against those sweet late summer flowers.

  6. i love that jacket! gorgeous photos.



  7. Lately you have just been looking so stunning! Not that you havent always, you are just glowing though! Beautiful outfit and photos

  8. I love that dress and scarf together, beautiful!!

  9. You get prettier everyday. I wish I could find that jacket. The one at Asos.com has a great shape, but the embellishments are a little blingy for me.

  10. sounds like a great story! (: i've always had a fascination with binoculars. never knew anyone who "had" to use it though. for us it was always just something we had at home, and used for random ogling at faraway things haha.

    also: best. dress. ever.

  11. My mum is also an an avid user of binocilars except she uses to spy on one of our neighbours as she believes they are up to something dodgey. Print on your dress is pretty.


  12. love the fancy scarf on you. i have been meaning to incorporate that style but have been chicken to actually do so :(


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