seeing the season.

9.17.2012


Today, my jeans are sopping and splattered with mud, as I just biked home for spare in the pouring rain. Saturday, we went out hiking in the beautiful twenty-seven degrees. Most mornings, there's frost on the ground. And on Tuesday, it's rumoured to snow. So basically, it's a proper Manitoba autumn. 

Here's something I've been mulling over. When it comes to this season (or any season, really), I can't help but feel like we tend to get caught up in all the wrong things. I love a good pumpkin spice latte as much as the next person (even more, probably). I like living in my moccasins and I own more toques than I should. But I think that we often fail to remember the season itself. I've been making a conscious effort to see the season. To watch it unfurl in all its glory. To just live in it. 

So I ride my bike to school.
I hike uphill until my phone says WELCOME TO THE USA (living by the border is a funny thing).
I chip some more light off that stump just to prolong our ridiculous sister dance parties. 
And I take it all in. Because seasons don't come in grande paper cups. Hike on.

an autumn playlist

31 comments:

  1. amen. your words are always so good for my heart. love this and you lots.

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  2. OMG i LOOOOOVE these photos!! utterly amazing Abbey! espesh the 3rd photo and all the ones of you and your sister :)

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  3. yes, this is so true. and beautiful. and you are awesome. xo

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  4. i love your hair! and your words. and those warm pictures full of orangey sunset glow.

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  5. OH MY. The colors here are absolutely gorgeous. I'm envious of you, and everyone else, who lives where the leaves actually change colors. xo

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  6. simply gorgeous. I'm quite envious as the trees haven't turned yet here in NC, and it hasn't even reached below 65 degrees. the scenery there is breathtaking, and yes, we need to relish in the season itself so much more than we do.
    xo

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  7. hi. your photos are really beautiful. as are you. and chloe. and your thoughts are spot on. let's skype/facetime soon, yes?

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  8. You do not know how much I love this post. Really.

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  9. I love these photos, they are all so gorgeous!

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  10. i like this way too much, but i don't have a problem with that.
    seriously, though, this has got to be your best post yet. rethinking the seasons. definitely.

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  11. Abbey your pictures are so enchanting!! Goodness, every time I read your posts I am amazed by your photography. It makes my heart go pitter patter. You are so talented. Love your words too.
    Blessings!

    -Madi

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  12. wow. your pictures are sososo gorgeous. and your words just make me happy.

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  13. Beautiful pictures! I love that golden autumn light. Autumn is coming closer here too, but the leaves are still green..

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  14. Gorgeous images, so autumnal, love it! x

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  15. "Seasons don't come in grande paper cups." Amen, amen, amen to your words.

    I absolutely adore you, Abbey.

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  16. ahh, love these words and photos abbey!! you just embrace autumn all you can, while i'll be soaking up spring here in australia! :)

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  17. yesyesyes. these words are so beautiful and true. also, the fourth photo from the top? perfection.

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  18. FALL!!!!
    These pictures are so pretty!

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  19. 27 degrees C, right? Because if that's farenheit and you're still in shorts I will never understand.
    It's properly nippy here right now, but the leaves are beginning to turn and it's good.

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    1. ha, yes. celsius. i would die wearing shorts in 27 degrees fahrenheit. it's only eight degrees (celsius) today. i think the shorts have had their time.

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  20. the light-coloring on your photos is gorg! ahh, autumn. :)

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  21. What a great post about simply enjoying the season, as opposed to just the typical things it brings. Beautiful photos as well :)

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  22. AH AH AH AH AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH. too much golden-autumn-sunflare-bokeh-loveliness in these photos.

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  23. Wow. this is absolutely wonderful.

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  24. these photos make me feel like autumn.

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  25. I love Fall - it's one of my favorite seasons :)

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  26. your photos are really pretty, I especially love the 9th, you´ve captured the light beautifully.

    also i agree with your words, we should simply try to enjoy fall itself. every season has its own charm :)

    stella xo

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  27. oh my gosh! the colors! breathtaking! so fall! i am jealous.

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  28. your photos are gorgeous. love the grainy-ness of the last few.

    love your words. fall is so beautiful, and we should cherish it as well as all the material benefits like moccasins and pumpkin spice lattes. ;]

    xx.
    k

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  29. abbey, just stop! your words and photos are both so equally breathtaking i can't even begin to describe.

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  30. Your photos blow my mind. Everytime. aodingodsafids. that's all.

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