paradise

8.03.2012

IMG_2789IMG_3474 IMG_3422 IMG_2885IMG_2886IMG_2880IMG_2625IMG_3278 IMG_2189 Beach 2012 IMG_2485 IMG_2964 IMG_2774IMG_3431 IMG_2445 IMG_2904 IMG_3401 IMG_2113 IMG_2143 IMG_2467 IMG_2823 IMG_3287 IMG_2991 IMG_2983 IMG_2173 IMG_2129 IMG_2148 IMG_2905 IMG_2102 IMG_2575 IMG_2576 IMG_2124IMG_2854IMG_2121IMG_2862 i've been out of town for the past week, vacationing with my dear friends. although it may look like it, i'm not neglecting my blog, promise. lately i've just been simply soaking in life (so has my camera, and i have photos to share). and taking in what time i have with my loved ones now.

there's something about being at the beach. its almost like you fall into a swing of lazy day living. sleeping in till late morning, changing from pajamas to a swimsuit. shoes are forgotten. you walk barefooted out the door and onto the balcony. fresh salty air rushes into your nostrils, a breeze plays in your messy hair. a soft ding sounds as you press the button for floor one on the elevator. down, down, down you fall. swing open the gate outside, you follow the winding path through the people. children splash in the pool. parents lounge on chairs by the side. another gate is swung open. white is everywhere, soft and blinding. sand sifts lightly between your toes as you step quickly. the wind catches your towel as you attempt to lay it out neatly. your skin is baked warm by the sun. then you run for the water. waves carry your body gently, swaying you as if they were a pair of gentle arms. suddenly the sea surprises you, taking you under. salt stings your eyes and chokes your throat. stumbling, you stand and pull seaweed from your hair, doing the best to compose what's left of you. then your toes sink deeper into the soft wet ground beneath you. a flock of gulls pass by overhead, their calls echoing. you turn your head and see the sun dipping down beneath an endless horizon.
and you realize, you might just be in paradise.

a quick heads up! i'll be leaving in the morning for the ocean. yes, i know, again. see you lovelies in a week. xx

18 comments:

  1. wow. this literally looks like paradise to me. and your words... *sigh*, dreamy.

    xo, Jessica @ Diary of a Beautiful Soul

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  2. this. this is so so beautiful. and makes me excited for my own little ocean getaway in two weeks. have the best time!

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  3. Just wow. Great captures. I love the shot of the sign stating "Florida: The Sunshine State" with the rain clouding the window. Have a good trip!

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  4. oh, this is so beautiful. your photos, your words. gah, so much lovely.

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  5. love this! so much beauty and fun and peacefulness. I've been to Florida a few times, and I'm head over heels in love :)

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  6. seriously, though, you're such a beautiful girl. now i have to go to the beach again.

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  7. Looks like fun! I love Flordia :)
    Also, I love the picture of the "Sunshine State" sign.. with the rain pouring down.
    People don't realize it generally rains in Flordia every single night.

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  8. You and your sister are SO gorgeous! It's ridiculous. I love these pictures! I just got back from the beach and took a lot of similar photos. :)

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  9. darling post, Madison. I can't wait for my own trip to the ocean!
    xo

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  10. I love every single picture of the water. Every single one.

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  12. Your photos are just brilliant, m'dear. And might I add the ironic "sunshine state" sign? Your blog posts are just darling and I adore every bit of their content. Thank you for sharing your photos. They may just make us all feel as if we are in paradise with you. Best wishes!!

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  13. these photos just make me smile, and your writing has a way of being totally beautiful while still being down-to-earth and real. I love that.

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  14. Hi! I am Emma! I love your blog... I hope you will check out mine. http://emmavogelsang.blogspot.com/ . It is called Living Fully by Faith .


    Em

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  15. These pictures are beautiful! It really does look like paradise!

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  16. Love this.
    The writing is beautiful.
    Lovely photos, too.

    I especially enjoy "the sunshine state" in the rain. :)

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  17. These pictures are lovely! I so wish I was at the ocean... your pictures bring back memories.

    -Gabby

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  18. I'm jealous!

    What kind of camera do you have?? It looks exactly like mine.

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