Monday, 17 June 2013
woods, moutains, sunsets and vintage capes
After a very early start and a drive through the dawn down near the mountains, I'd been really keen to get to the mountains proper. Just for a day trip! And last Monday, a public holiday here, we did it. It was a beautifully crisp, sunny day – perfect! We drove up and up through through the forests. People were making the most of the still, cool weather and burning off, so the air smelled of wood fires. Is there a better smell in winter? I really don't think so! It was so relaxing after some busy weeks. Sometimes I dream about packing up my city life and going to live in the country. The trees are really tall. Sometimes it's quite lush, and sometimes it's stark – Victorian bush is so varied. And so different to what I grew up with in England, where it was all rolling green hills and hedges and creamy dots of sheep. The light shining through the woods is otherworldly. We found our spot and admired the scenery. This sap really is bright red! I wore a vintage brown dress and my vintage olive green cape. I love my cape soooo much; I'd been looking for one for well over a year and I'm so chuffed to finally have one at long last! It is lined in shot coppery fabric that shimmers in the light. And it's so, so warm! And this stuff is nature's barbed wire. Very clever of nature but it's not good to let it brish past your knees when they are only protected with tights. Sharp! Some posing for the future. And some twirling because, well, my cape twirls and I like it. Looking impish with a tree. Check. And really enjoying the space, the countryside, and the fresh air. So much so I did it twice. All those years of ballet were worth it, then! Little tiny mushrooms complementing things rather perfectly. Nice work, tiny mushrooms! I'd love to go mushroom picking one year, and learn which ones are edible. And then as the sun juuuuust started to go down it was time to go home, through a glowing, drawn out sunset. Blissful days off. More please!