a break from chaos.

1.18.2012


dear dad,
thank-you for being one of the only people crazy enough to go adventuring with me. trudging through old abandoned homes in the minus thirty degree weather isn't most people's cup of tea. but you, like I, revel in it - bundled in winter gear and camera in hand.


I pried myself away from final projects, piles of homework, and exam reviews - just for an hour or so. We hit the jackpot for food photography backdrops (thank-you, old barns) and pointed out the little things that had gone untouched since we visited last canada day. Remember this? Remember that? Our adventure ended far too quickly, but not before warming up with steaming drinks from our favourite coffee shop.

How do you keep sane during the chaos that is exam week?

xo,

abbey

42 comments:

  1. I'm totally obsessed with every single one of these pictures. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW. Amazing.

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  2. oh my gosh. this is unbelievably beautiful. i'm going to go re-read this post now and comment again after.

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  3. i'm too stunned. words won't come out... wowwwwwwwwwwww.

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  4. again, i can almost swear that you found narnia. the photography is just spectacular. and can i just say that you're pink nose is so cute? well, it's so cute. :))
    -jocee <3

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    1. fun fact about canadians: our noses are permanently tinted pink due to the super-long winters. ;)

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  5. that just looks so FUN! we're only missing two things; snow and old abandoned cabins. but i won't give up yet... and i'll remember my camera :)

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  6. I'm in love with that first picture.♥

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  7. this is amazing, seriously breath-taking. wow. wow. wow. I especially cannot stop looking at the first one.

    absolutely beautiful.
    -Grace
    come stop for tea @ gracesgardenwalk.blogspot.com

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  8. stunning. the pattern of unbroken trees is absolutely beautiful! definitely one of my favorite pictures I've seen of yours.
    oh, and I agree. trudging through abandoned buildings, camera in hand, is The Best.
    xoxo.

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  9. Wonderful pictures! The first one is absolutely breath-taking! And my dad does the same thing for me! I love him :)

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  10. I love these!
    this is going to sound weird, but I think I had a dream about that first picture after you posted it on instagram. I dreamed my family hiked across canada, and it was snowy and beautiful :)

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  11. Stunning, gorgeous, beautiful photos, Abbey! I relax with photography, and listening to music. :)

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  12. I wondered if that was your dad in one of the photos! Nice you could get out and share the day. Love the photos.

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  13. that first picture is unreal! nicely done :)

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  14. The photo of the trees? Breathtaking! You have some serious skills there, girl!

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  15. i am still completely and utterly in love with the first photo. my twin has some seriously camera skillz! (and yes, i totally spelled that with a z. ha!) also, nothing beats exploring. especially when it involves old barns.

    xo,
    twin sister.

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  16. LOVE. The. Trees. Breathtaking!

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  17. The very first picture is just amazing!
    Would you mind if I pinned it to my pinterest?Beautiful photography!

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  18. All of these pictures, Abbey, are absolutely beautiful. Everything. The boards, the window, the trees, the fence, the grass... Love it all. Hmmm... my advice during exam week would be to study, but don't over study. Take time to make cookies (which you did, hurrah!), read something other than school and call a friend. xo

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  19. Love the tree pictures. So beautiful.

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  20. I've never had a proper exam week before. I'm already getting stresed about my impending June tests. But walks are the perfect antidote to chaos.

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  21. This was beautiful. I love how perfect those rows of trees are.
    Great pics!

    -Lou

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  22. You're pictures make me speechless! Sooooo beautiful!!

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  23. Your pictures are just breathtaking! How do you manage? Your dad sounds so sweet :-)

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  24. LOVE THE FIRST ONE :O
    The symmetry is unbelievably accurate...

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  25. Thanks for your comment! Your blog is wonderful! Beautiful Photography, adventuring is so much fun!
    Pinterest is what is keeping me sane, although there is a fine line between a break from studying and procrastinating :)
    ~Drew
    http://openendedfashion.blogspot.com/

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  26. These pictures are absolutely lovely! I'm glad I stumbled upon your blog :)

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  27. oh, and just to say: these photos were 'a break from chaos' to me. oh seriously.

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  28. Love the photos! The rows of trees looks amazing!! :)

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  29. gorgeous pictures!! Love the 1st one(: now following you! Follow back??

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  30. Your photography is stunning. I happened upon your blog by chance. At first, I thought you'd posted pictures from a magazine. These are all so creative and editorial. They're beautiful. They make me wish I could take a walk in the woods. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. i've just found your blog and the photos are gorgeous, i love them all

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  32. you have a way of making the ordinary things look beautiful. love this, abbey. (:

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  33. oh my gooooosh that first photograph contrasted with the one you took of the same location in the summer is absolutely INCREDIBLE. you should make a diptych of the two. just stopped by your blog for the first time & i'm finding you very inspiring, lady! blog love from arkansas.

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  34. I love the photo of the trees! :-)

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  35. that first image took my breath away!

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  36. these are great! i love the one with you in it!!!

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  37. wow. the vantage point of that first photo, totally took my breath away too.

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