that one week.

6.09.2012


It seems the older I get, the idea of living a life of adventure appeals to me more and more. I've always been one for wide open spaces, large bodies of water, trees of any kind. My mother often wonders aloud, why didn't I make you a country girl? And as much as I try to feed my wandering soul with stories, photographs, and apricots (because they remind me of that one orchard by the mountains in British Columbia), nothing measures up to the real thing. So for now, I cake comfort in campfires and dirty toes. In planting season and grass-stained knees and waking up with diffused sunlight in my eyes, seeping through the walls of a tent. 

Last week, nana and grampy came out to live by our town's little beach for a few days. To put it simply, it was the week I didn't know I needed. Today, there are no grains of sand to be found between my toes, I did not wake up with the smell of last night's campfire lingering in my hair. But soon, that's all there'll be time for. Stuart McLean told me so.

"Summer's coming. Before you know it, all there will be time for is the smell of sun on your skin. Someone's cottage. Summer love."
-Stuart McLean, The Vinyl Café Notebooks
                                                                                             

40 comments:

  1. Ah, so beautiful Abbey :) and I know exactly how you feel!

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  2. Gah, this was beautiful ♥ I love the pictures and words.

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  3. This was a gorgeous, gorgeous post. No one pairs words and images together quite so beautifully yet so simply as you do!

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  4. Beautiful photos abbey! I love all of them, especially the paper bag one. All of them are so lovely. and great post!

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  5. beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
    this is such a great post. the photos are lovely, the writing is wonderful!

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  6. so beautiful! i'm die-hard in love with your words/photos. and that quote is fantastical.

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  7. your words are even more beautiful than your photos, lady, although I'm not sure how that's even possible. xo

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  8. Aww! This made me so happy! In that second picture, the bowl and plate is the exact set my Nana has... I could tell those anywhere. Talk about nostalgic. Thanks for that.

    xo,
    Gabby

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  9. Your photography talent amazes me. Every time.

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  10. you're pretty stellar, you know that?

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  11. your words have put a song in my heart and a level of peace in my mind that i have not had in a long time. thx so much:)!

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  12. Your photography is so simple and perfect. It tells a story.

    Abbie /// XOXOX

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  13. Abbey, I know you've probably heard this about a bazillion times before, but your pictures are beautiful and the style of your photos are pretty much exactly what I want mine to be like. Also, I live in BC, and it is beautiful here, when it's not raining 24/7. =P Orchards by the mountains are definitely amazing. ;)

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    1. aw, thank-you so much. and yay for fellow canadians! i miss BC so much. it's incredible. mind if i come visit?

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  14. This made me smile, infinitely. Such perfect words and images.
    Lydia
    http://oatcakesandroses.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Your writing is so beautiful, and I can relate to what you're saying so much. I'm a city girl, but I've always dreamed of forests and fields and the wilderness.

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  16. Your photography and blog are simply amazing!

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  17. In one word: peaceful.

    love,
    mom

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  18. You are brilliant.
    I'm loving the coffee steam and succulents are the greatest, aren't they?
    Such a awesome post Abbey!!
    ps.Summer will = thrifting/ coffee/ stella's date. Yes it will.
    Yours,
    K

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    1. aah, i'm so excited!
      i'll finally be awesome.
      because stella's probably does that to a person.
      ;)

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  19. Oh, Abbey. Your photos make me wish to build a new, beautiful life for myself.

    -Grace

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  20. this is so wonderful, in all kinds of ways.

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  21. Oh my goodness. Your photography is absolutely amazing! I just wanted to let you know. :)

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    1. P.S. What camera equipment/editing software do you use?

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    2. thanks so much, madeline. i use a canon rebel t2i and mostly shoot with a 50mm 1.8 lens.

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    3. That's great! It's nice to see that there can be great photography without the "latest and greatest" if you know what I mean. ;) I use a Canon Rebel T1i and a 50mm 1.8 as well. :)

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  22. ok.your photography is..umm,amazing :)
    what a fun week!

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  23. wow. this is incredible. YOU are incredible!

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  24. "It was the week I didn't know I needed" describes perfectly the way I feel about the amazing camping trip I had last weekend. You've a way with words and photos, dear!

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  25. Beautiful photos! Sounds like a lovely week

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  26. You take the loveliest pictures! SO wonderful.

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  27. I love #9! The bokeh is simply lovely!

    Talia
    http://girlzofgodbook.blogspot.com

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  28. absolutely thrilled to have stumbled here today...what a lovely blog you have here. wonderful photos. heartfelt words. love.

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  29. oh abbey. your photos are scrumptious, and all around SO very lovely. xoxo.

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  30. Okay, why haven't I ever stumbled across you blog before? Your photography is, simply put, wonderful. And I really like the design of your blog. I love the cosy feel I get from your photos, I wish I still had my grandparents and we could do the things you were doing last week. It looks so nice.

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  31. Golly Abbey! Your photos are so amazing!!!
    -Britney of Lemonwood and Honey

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  32. Summertime was made for adventures. During the winter I'm happy to snuggle in with a good book and hot chocolate but during this time of year I want to see and do as many things as possible and store them away, like reserves for the cold months. Lovely images and writing.

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  33. Hi! I love your blog and it’s name! I found out about your blog from another blog! I hope you will stop by and see mine! http://emmavogelsang.blogspot.com/ .


    Em

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  34. I just started this whole blogging thing, and I'm so happy I found your blog! These pictures are amazing, I followed :)

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