Saturday, 26 July 2014

A touch of frost

It's been a week since I landed on the open plains of Tasmania.

And it's almost a week till I go away again.

This year is becoming pretty crazy and I haven't had time to register it all

Everything is moving forward so rapidly. Apparently August is just around the corner - can you believe it!?

I was chatting with good friends the other night and we wondered why time moves so slowly in the open country and why it zooms by so rapidly in the city.

Perhaps because there are less things to do or less pressures to relieve. Perhaps because we have less internet connection and communications are slowed.

Whatever the reason, I am glad it is there. I am glad there are busy days so I can appreciate the slow days. I am glad there are bad days so I can appreciate the good. I am glad that Tasmania slowed my life down just for a moment. It was a moment I needed.

Watching the sunrise on a frosty field was spectacular and I had all the time in the world to take it all in.

I had time to feel the frost crunch under my feet. I had time to observe it slowly melt away on the leaves before me. I had time to watch the sun slowly rise above the house, its rays moving across the fields, chasing the shadows away.

I had time.

I'm back in city life again and time is moving fast once more. Though, today was different. I woke up earlier than usual. I woke up earlier to give myself more time to take in the morning. My eyes are slightly more sleepy but my mind is alert and as I am sitting here, drinking my coffee, cat on lap, watching the rain pour outside my window, I am realising that perhaps time isn't what is moving fast, perhaps it is me.

Perhaps I am the one who needs to slow.

29 comments:

  1. Empty fields and small towns always make the life slow down. They make me want to reflect on things. I'm definitely a city girls, but I do like to get out of the city once in the awhile and appreciate the beauty that is around us.

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  2. I love this! The pictures and your words. I often feel the same way and I need to remind myself to slow down instead of moving so fast.

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  3. Samantha! These images are stunning. Whereabouts in Tasmania did you visit? I can't wait to see more of your adventures. Super jealous x

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    1. I was about 45min out of Launceston. Stunning!

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  4. this is so beautiful. something about these photos is so calming and nostalgic for me--like waking up early in the winter sometime in a memory. it's so calming. you have such a talent for photography :) thanks for this post

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  5. Indeed Sam. Perhaps it is not place that is slow, but the place that reminds us to be slow. I have been thinking a lot about time lately too, and the way we experience it, what a strange thing it is. :)
    The frost looks beautiful, we haven't had that much frost here this winter and I've missed the crunch of it.

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    1. That 'crunch' was the best. I miss it x

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  6. Beautiful images. I think you may be right about life slowing down when communications are cut...I love that feeling :) I'm glad you got to wind down a little.

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  7. These pictures are absolutely stunning. Very tranquil & dreamlike.

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  8. Just lovely :) I too need to remind myself to slow down but I like the juxtaposition as well, like you said, you do need those bad days to appreciate the good :) Doesn't Tasmania have the prettiest light!!

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    1. I wish we had the same light in Sydney, it was so tranquil

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  9. astonishing photographs, dear. I can almost feel the freezing!

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  10. Totally agree with you.

    When my family and I are away in our holiday house up bush, time seems to go by so slowly but in such a relaxing way.

    Beautiful photographs x

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  11. Slow and easy wins the race, as they say. When put to the test it indeeds prove to be the truth. :)

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  12. Beautiful post. It transports me to a different place :)
    Juli

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  13. i love how in the country, everything slows down.
    beautiful post as usual.
    bella x
    http://sincerelyisabella.blogspot.com.au

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  14. Frosty mornings are such a treat to wake up to. I cannot wait for autumn, here. :)

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  15. These pictures! SO beautiful. Sometimes it's nice to completely break regular routine and have nothing to do, and no agenda.

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  16. wow! these pictures are so beautiful, i always forget that australia experiences winter in our summer months-makes me miss frost and cold weather-and you're so right about moving fast in the city, i think it's something to do with how plugged in we are all the time

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  17. That field looks lovely! I can't wait for the cold to hit England again :)
    Marissa Jamie : Faithfully, Marissa ♡

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  18. So. good. i have no other words.

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  19. the color, the foot prints in the frost and that. hat. So cute! I've always wanted to go to Tasmania...and now I *really* want to go because it looks way too gorgeous and amazing to pass up. And your description about the sun chasing away the shadows as it rises...wow. That is beautiful.

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  20. That frost... the footprints, the ice so delicately on the tips of the boots, the light and the way you can actually SEE the sunrise creeping in over the fields in the above photo... Oh gosh it's too good for words... Whenever I go away to the countryside I always feel guilty for not getting up early and seeing moments like these. This is inspiring me to do it because although catching up on much-needed sleep is tempting when away, seeing things like the above is perhaps just as good for the body and soul as a few hours extra sleep? I wonder...

    You're right, you need horrible, busy days where you feel like you can barely catch a breath in order to truly appreciate days like the above. This might be one of my favourite series of photography I've seen from you. It just captures that feeling - you know the one - so well.

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    1. Please do, I would recommend it to anyone. Sleep in one day but get up early the next. It is so good for the soul.

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  21. you captured the frost so beautifully. i'm funny in that i like both fast and slow pace of life, but of course when it's balanced. too much or too little of both can be a bit blah. :)

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  22. wow, these colors are so peaceful ... great job.

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  23. Catching up on your posts, and this one is exquisite! And definitely a good reminder that time does go by more quickly than we sometimes think, and that slowing down is often a good idea. Just what I needed right now. x

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