Thursday, 17 April 2014

Country Drives

Sometimes all you need to do is drive. Drive down that highway, foot to the floor, wind in your hair and music turned up so loud the other drivers are singing along with you.

The Easter long weekend started early this year. I had an extra day off and goodness, is that not just the best thing someone could ask one. 24 hours of 'free' time.

I woke up late, cause I could. I had breakfast, cause I had time. I shaved my legs, for the same reason I had breakfast and it felt good. I felt good.

I spent the day driving to the country where my Grand-Aunty lives and just because we could, we took the longer route. When does anyone ever do that? I mean, I can't remember the last time I consciously took the 'longer' route anywhere. We live in a culture that never stops. We are constantly moving and communicating at speeds that are unimaginable. We never slow.

Today though was different. We did slow and we did take our time and you know what? That made all the difference.

I've always liked coming here. The wind feels different across my skin and the smells and colours are so warm to the senses. I spend my time here wandering around the garden, finding new nooks that I didn't notice before. I discover and explore. You see, this is why I am a city girl. It makes trips like these, into the country, that much more unique and special.

Nothing beats it.
Wearing:    Dress: Miss Shop   Watch: The Horse   Rings: Pandora

24 comments:

  1. Love the atmosphere and light in these!

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  2. Such trips dedicated to downtime are good for the soul. A very lovely way for you to have spent your free day, taking in the beautiful surroundings. :) Few know how to appreciate it all.

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  3. This makes me even more excited for my road trip tomorrow to our holiday house!

    This was inspiring, and it made me, even reading it, feel refresh and, well, happy to say the least. Beautiful photos Sam, and I'm glad you had a great day. I would too. :)

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    1. I hope your road trip was as relaxing and lovely as mine!

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  4. i love slow days. you're so right. everything now seems like it's in warp speed. twitter has definitely changed my life this way. and i used to work in a field where i managed all the digital and social media accounts for an organization and felt like my work never stopped because somewhere somehow we needed to be "in the conversation". conversations never stopped. it gets pretty overwhelming. i am not in that field anymore and i've been enjoying slower days. makes me really appreciate my surroundings. my husband said to me last night, too, "jane, you look so much happier now. i like seeing you like this." i like feeling this way, too!

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    1. That's beautiful. It really cements truth when someone else notices a shift in your happiness. I'm glad you are finding peace and contentment with this new slower life of yours. It's what we all need

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  5. That does sound so inspiring, don't you think everyone single person should at least try doing that (enjoy the real free time)? Sounded to me like a perfect day, and may 24 hours of 'free' time like that be more regularly given to us!

    p.s: the photos are breathtaking.

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    1. They really should. I wish I could enjoy more of it

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  6. Love that first photo. So pretty! And I'm so glad you have some time to rejuvenate and relax. Enjoy it!

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  7. Just looking at these photos is a breath of fresh air! I feel like I'm out in the country with you :) I absolutely love slow days.. I don't have enough of them and I need more of them!

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  8. That dress! Swoon!!
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  9. enjoy the weekend! - and i adore that wind blown curtain photo! love love love

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  10. Sounds peaceful and your photos look relaxing!

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  11. Hi Samantha :) Your blog is gorgeous. I love all the photographs and long Easter weekends are the best!
    Olive Needs Popeye



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  12. Those photographs are absolutely stunning, and I love your style! I really enjoy your blog so far and would love to follow each other--please join my GFC and I'll follow you right back!

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    xo Jess

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  13. Samantha, your photos are beautiful as always!

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  14. oh my gosh that puppy is SO cute!! i love it!

    great post!

    xoxo

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  15. Your eye is seriously amazing. So much raw talent.

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  16. These photographs are so beautiful and there is so much contentment found in them. It really makes me want to escape Sydney and travel down a country path

    x karen
    the chic & damned

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    1. Let's go escape Sydney together. That would be lovely!

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  17. I have envy over your Pandora ring I must say :)

    This is such beautiful post Sam, I especially love the first photo. I stared at it for a good thirty seconds to a minute just admiring the way that you focus the curtain and that although it is a still image you can almost see the curtain fluttering in the breeze. It's perfect.

    You very beautiful in these photos too :3 x

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    1. :) your comments always bring a smile to my face Meg. I haven't forgotten your blog either. Just been super duper busy these days!

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  18. your words are just stunning. I can just imagine myself on a country drive now :). lovely as always!

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