Sunday, January 6, 2013

collect moments

The morning of January 1st was freezing cold, extra crisp, and that stunning blue-grey that only Washington produces. I woke up slow; sleepy eyes attempting to take in the soft sunshine. It was my last day before returning to work, the first day of a new year, and the first sun we'd seen in (what felt like) weeks. Evan said to me "let's go on a little road trip". We spent the next five hours driving around in tiny little towns, under towering mountains, through tunnels of snow-heaped Evergreens. We wound around rivers, ambled past grazing horses, ignored "private property" signs. We stopped often, to breathe in and to look and to photograph. At times we were quiet except for exclamations at the beauty of our surroundings, at times we chattered away like you do when you're young and your love is new. It was my favorite day of the year, so far. 

collect moments. xo charity

10 comments:

Elliespeaks said...

Charity! Never leave the blogging world for so long again! Your writing is so good for my soul. Happy New Year my blogger friend!

Stephanie said...

this is beautiful. i love how you describe it as blue grey and the chattering. lovely!

kate maggie said...

These photos are all so dreamy and beautiful! Love them. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. Your blog is lovely! <3 Have a wonderful Monday. x

melody said...

i love everything about this post charity! every time i come to your page, you amaze me. thank you for this great inspiration and read.
-xoxo.melody

Annie said...

Those photos are absolutely gorgeous!And your little road trip sounds awesome :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Wild Flower said...

What a beautiful post Charity! And these pictures are so stunning, I would love to go up north sometime. I'm so glad that you are happy and in love, not many people get to say they have found true love. :)

Kaylee
xo

Mai said...

lovely moments you have collected :) hope you are having a great new year.

Mai

Megan said...

Beautiful moments and memories. Looks very cold and peaceful :)

Caitie Schlisserman said...

LOVE that first quote and the other about collecting moments and not things. I'm definitely trying to be better about that in 2013!

xxx
Lady à la Mode

Sierra Savannah said...

Oooh I really love these photos! I have been working on putting words on my photography, too lately! Really beautiful.

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