A Golden Chain Tree

golden chain tree-22Come springtime my blog is half fashion blog, half blossom watch! I love chasing down every variety of blossom in our corner of the country and documenting it before it's gone. These golden chain trees are one of the late bloomers in our region and oh-so-pretty. Their yellow, trailing blossoms seem to be dotting the countryside every where right now, the sunny days making their vivid color all the more powerful. This was actually one of the few sets of photographs we've taken where we were waiting for the sun to go away. Because there was really only one angle we could get due to the stone wall we kept hoping for clouds and dodging the sun to get our photographs! Shooting pictures in the middle of a bright day usually makes for very unflattering photographs and harsh shadows, so on those times we would normally seek out shady spots (like the woods or between tall buildings) or try to shoot with the sun behind me (the subject) for a softer look. But when you have a specific location in mind and only one angle you're more captive to the sun's whims! It's not often a problem in Ireland when it usually is a bit cloudy or grey, but lately the sun doesn't seem to want to leave us (and I'm not complaining!). So we snapped these pictures in brief pockets of time as wispy clouds diluted the sun's rays. It was worth the battle with the sun to get these lovely pictures of the golden chain tree; like so many of the best flowers they don't bloom for long and in a few weeks you would never even realize these trees held such majestic blossoms! golden chain tree-35 golden chain tree-8 golden chain tree-3-side golden chain tree-31 golden chain tree-26
&Other Stories dress c/o, basket bag, old flats (similar), Curious Creatures jewelry

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11 comments:

  1. Rebecca, I love how you matched your shoes with the tree! Super cute, love the vivid colours! ❤️

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
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  2. I love golden chain trees! They are all over Seattle and they are never not breathtaking. I've had a few Master Gardener friends tell me that they are an invasive species here and my response is, "So what? Does that make them less beautiful? Just let me enjoy them, for Pete's sake!"

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  3. Definitely worth it! These photos are gorgeous 😍

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  4. Lovely as always. I really like this dress,and this tree is so beautiful. By the way would you consider doing a post on how to wear dresses without bras? I'm quite struggling with that and I never seem to find the right strapless bras to go with summer dresses :-(.

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    1. Tbh if you email me, I will answer you directly with what I do. I just don't like talking about underwear publicly online as it seems a bit of a private thing to me and I've received strange enough comments on very innocent posts! :p

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    2. Ok.Sorry if my post made you uneasy, I really did not mean to. I totallt understand your point. Thank you anyway for taking time to answer. Have a nice day :-).

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    3. Hi Lily, sorry I didn't actually mean you made me uncomfortable! I just meant I only like to answer this privately, so again if you email me I'm happy to discuss what I use. It's just a topic I would prefer to discuss one-on-one via an email :)

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  5. Hi Rebecca,

    Love the yellow! I've followed your blog for a few years and I understand that you've travelled all over the world, and have migrated many times. I think migrating can be a scary experience, especially for someone as introverted as me. I'm kinda concerned that as an introvert, it may be difficult for me to make friends.

    Do you have any advice for introverts on migration?

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    1. Honestly, I don't have all the answers. I do move a lot and am introverted, but I haven't really got it all figured out. I currently struggle quite a bit to make friends in Ireland outside of my husband; so many of the people I meet I think of as "his" friends vs mine because I meet everyone through him. I'm still not the best at putting myself out there or connecting to people. It doesn't really stop me from moving b/c there's always a reason I'm moving that is important, but yeah, I still struggle with being an introvert in a new place. I mentioned it briefly in my last post as well, living somewhere quiet has also meant I don't have to go out of my shell much and do spend even more time alone b/c where I live is quiet and I can walk quite a distance and hardly see anyone if I don't go into the village and even my village is a bit "sleepy" so you don't see many people on the street during the day. Maybe I'll write a post one day on tips to make friends when you move, but I still don't take/do many of them because I'm a little too comfortable being alone in a way. It gets lonely yes, but it's just so much easier to stay in and read a book than put yourself in a potentially awkward situation when you're shy...

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  6. Those flowers are so pretty, I love your dress
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  7. What a dreamy location, and you look so darling hiding in those beautiful yellow blooms!

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