Quiet In The Wild


Moments of quiet in the wild look very different depending on the seasons. In winter it always seems to be visualized in the dark sparse branches of trees in the woods; bending in the wind like crooked fingers. In spring everything bursts into vivid color; the woods start stirring in a sea of bluebells and suddenly every view is obscured by a canopy of green leaves. But I think one of my favorite bits of wilderness to escape into come later, at the cusp of summer where wildflowers are filling the meadows and the sea-pinks are dusting the cliff edges along the water. It's funny though how much I enjoy a brief escape into nature, but fear a longer respite. Recently Thomas threw out the idea of going away for a week towards the end of summer to a quiet island cottage. The owner would bring us across in his boat and then we would be marooned for a week with the modern conveniences of heat and electricity, but without wifi or even access to a local store or pub (it is a small island). At first I was terrified of the idea--a full week without computers, with minimal access to the outside world, no freedom of movement (we can't leave the island since we won't have a boat and there isn't a regularly scheduled ferry), etc. But the more I think about it the more intrigued I am. If a few hours walk through a bit of wilderness and disconnection from all of my devices revitalizes me so much how much more restored would I be after a full week of being completely disconnected? We'd have the island to explore, a mound of books to read, and plenty of time to dip our toes into so many much-neglected creative pursuits we always get distracted away from. It would be an interesting experiment and one I'm getting closer and closer to agreeing to...


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12 comments:

  1. Your imagery is just stunning, I recently downloaded the acolorstory app and I got your seasons pack and I love it! well done.
    Keep up the fab work.

    Catherine.
    www.daintydressdiaries.com

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    1. Oh thank you! I'm so glad you enjoy the pack. It was a challenging but fun project to work on and I'm so glad people are enjoying it now! :)

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  2. Plaese agree to the idea of a social media break - you'll enjoy what's in front of you so much more!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

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    1. Oh, I do take social media breaks and I love those and highly recommend! This is sort of a step further--we will literally be stranded on a small island without computers, with limited phone access (our cell phones won't work), no shops, no real community, etc. It's really like a week outside of civilization and not one you can drive out/leave at will of because we will be on an island without a boat lol

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  3. Oh my, I especially love you hair in the pictures! Could you make a tutorial some day? Or have you done one in the past?

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    1. Thank you! It's a new hairstyle for me so I haven't done a tutorial for it before, but I am planning on doing one for A Beautiful Mess. I'll try to link to it here as well when it's live :) It's a very easy style to do!

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    2. I would love it, thank you very much! :)

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  4. Your dress is so cute, I love these photos
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  5. Oh you have to do it Rebecca!!! A week is such little time, it will fly by in a breeze, and you will love it. You will feel like a brand new you, freshly laundered, know what I mean? How I wish I could do something like that!
    https://bloglairdutemps.blogspot.pt/

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  6. that sounds like such a great getaway! it does sound a little daunting (no wifi?! O_O), but i'm sure you'd feel so refreshed by it.

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  7. These photos are so beautiful! It's like you have a halo.

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

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  8. These photos are beautiful, and technically brilliant!. I love the play of the light. You become almost part of the scene rather than the subject - we all love you as the subject, of course, but seeing you in a 'play' of photos is also great. Kx

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