there's such a lot of world to see.

11.01.2011

listen.

Travel. The word evokes daydreams of little Paris cafés and rustic mountain cottages. Of stuffed suitcases and being surrounded by the murmur of a foreign language.


My nana recently gave me her antique world map, which now hangs on the wall beside my bed. It's the last thing I see before I fall asleep, and the first thing I see when I wake up in the morning. Every so often, I trace my fingers over the continents, mesmerized by how many places there are to see on this earth. This leaves me with a sense of fernweh; farsickness. Honestly, I haven't had a whole lot of opportunities to travel yet. The few opportunities I have had -- like roadtripping through all the prairie provinces with my family -- have been amazing. But until I'm older, I satisfy my craving for travel with letters from globe-scattered friends and mini roadtrips.



Like last weekend, where I had the chance to be both a city mouse and a country mouse, with my amazing cousins, Meadow & Kazan. 



henry.


huge breakfast. eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, toast, avacado, & homemade apple juice. yum.




hello, sled dogs.

Yes. This will definitely do. 

   
   
ps. it's true, i'm not a big fan of halloween. but if there's an excuse to dress up, i'll take it. hence the waldo gear. waldo & i were practically twins -- right from the pom pom toque, down to the brown oxfords. oh, yes. did you dress up? 

26 comments:

  1. I saw this post pop up in my reader, and told myself I wasn't allowed to read it until I'd finished my homework. true story. that's how amazing you are. and oh, I don't really have the words to tell you how wonderful your photos and your blog and you are. because really, I die a happy death every time I come here. yes. I'm sappy. that is all.

    xoxo,
    twin sister.

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  2. Your photos are so lovely. And now I want chickens someday. thanks for praying! xo

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  3. i love the chickens. they are cute in there own little way i'd say. :) beautiful photos, Abbey! As always.

    xoxo,

    Kiley

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  4. i love these photos, and i am in the exact same boat as carlotta, except for the fact that i convinced myself i wouldn't be able to do homework until i had read your post!

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  5. oh you. carlotta spoke my mind wonderfully. i just about die every time i read your posts. and i had to restrain myself from pinning every single photo. you are inspiring dear!

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  6. every single one of these pictures is amazing.

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  7. Abbey, you have stunned me yet again with one of your lovely posts....seriously, I'm running out of things to type; it leaves me speechless! :)

    Yes, I dressed up for Halloween even though I felt a little old doing so. I went as Hermione Granger - my favorite literary character -as I've wanted to do for the last few years, so that gave me a bit of a thrill! :D

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  8. aw, look at the chickens!
    i have a sense of fernweh as well. you should show me around canada whenever i *Finally* come up there!
    also, that's my most favorite song ever. no joke.
    also, i dressed up as princess leia. i don't do halloween, but i do dress up. it was rather fun. great post :))
    -jocee <3

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  9. Gorgeous pictures! I am running out of synonyms for 'beautiful' to describe your posts, haha. I especially love the diptychs of the wood/jar and the breakfast.

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  10. Your photos are beautiful! Hahaha, I'm loving your waldo costume. Can I steal that idea for next year? :)

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  11. I know people that are scared to death of chickens, which I find absolutely hilarious. But you make them look like the most awesome creatures that ever strutted about this planet. (: and I love those horse photos.
    Travel--something I will do someday, I am convinced.
    ahh, I just love your photography style. That is all.
    ♥♥

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  12. the world fascinates me. how amazing is it that there's such diversity and differences of cultures? I never want to stop adventuring.
    xo

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  13. These pictures are seriously breathtaking.They make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside and just smile :) You made my night!!

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  14. LOVE these pictures girly!
    haha, travel IS fun, but it can be pretty exhausting too!! if you want to travel somewhere, you should travel to New Zealand. it's the most beautiful place in the world!!

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  15. I kind of love the world. Yes to travelling and seeing new people and finding somewhere new in the place you've lived all your life.
    This post is gorgeous, Abbey. You have serious camera talent.

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  16. YOUR. PICTURES. OH GOSH. So gooooooood. Wow. You're awesome.

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  17. Traveling is fun, but so is home, as I've learned this past year. But then I've never really had the wanderlust. Mostly I'd love to visit the Midwest. Exciting, no? :D

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  18. Love these all, Abbey.
    That chicken one was perfect. :)

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  19. your map is gorgeous! as are the pictures from your weekend :) and that sled dog is SO cute!

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  20. Love the blog. And LOVE the horse in field photo. I'm a sucker for animal photos (:

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  21. I absolutely love every photograph in this post and I,m so glad I,ve found your blog!
    You take amazing pictures!

    http://www.withmiracle.blogspot.com/

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  22. Wow...your photos are absolutely breathtaking. Love that you were Waldo for Halloween. You look so cute! :)

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  23. I hope you get to travel the world one day Abbey! There's nothing like it.

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  24. these pictures are so beautiful. your photos seem to have a common denominator... maybe an antique feel? love them (:

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