Sunday, November 7, 2010

Go o u t s i d e.














These pictures were taken last weekend, at some nearby trails that we take Hunter to. Today we're heading out of town for a little road trip to go hiking. As much as I miss an extra hour of sunshine every evening, an extra hour to my weekend is always nice.

Happy Sunday, friends.

32 comments:

jessica said...

thoreau, nice. :)

Becky said...

I get so excited when I see a new post by you. Your photos are gorgeous and your outlook on life is inspiring. I have always loved that quote by Thoreau and to see it on your blog makes me so happy. Love it.

Manu said...

Beautiful post, as usual :)

Sini said...

Really nice photos :) I love walking in the forests. How you get the lens flare in the pictures? Happy sunday too!

Aura said...

Thank you, ladies.


Sini- First of all I take my filter off my lens. If you have one on, take it off.

Then put the sun directly out of the shot, but make sure it's still casting strong light in your photos. Just look through your lens and let it be your eyes until you can see the flare in the shot. Also, if it's slightly out of focus, the flare is stronger. There are only certain times of day when I can get flare in my photos. Earlier in the morning and in the late afternoon.

Brush Fire Fairytails said...

such beautiful photos, I'm gonna go outside now :)

Nicki said...

Wow you amaze me hiking that far and high up while being at the peak of our pregnancy. But it feels like you can do anything, doesn't it? I felt the same way. And hopefully sometime soon again :)

Mahdis said...

Aura, these are so, so beautiful. If you are ever willing to take custom orders, I would love to purchase prints of three of these photographs.

My mom said you looked beautiful yesterday. :)

Hayley said...

Cute shirt! As a former Okie, I believe I recognize traces of the state flag? You're looking just lovely at 17 weeks...Have a great week.

Paige said...

Aura, you really are a beautiful pregnant woman :)
I didn't leave a comment on your previous post, but you so well expressed that inward struggle that is new motherhood. Such a beautiful process. THANK you for your honesty.

Every Little Thing said...

great photos! we had some great outside time this weekend exploring st. louis, so i feel good :)

Stacey @ Entropified said...

I so love your blog.

Barbara said...

Beautiful post! At 17 weeks you are almost half way there! Hope you are feeling well!

Peace!

Annie Kennedy said...

How sweetly pretty you are :)

Peach said...

You take amazing phots and your bump it super cute!

Monique said...

Those close ups are lovely. I'm sure you're little one enjoyed the serenity of your hike today. Much love and light to you.
xo
Monique

juliana said...

You look beautiful. Being outdoors does wonders for the spirit, and I swear my little girl always knew it when she was in my belly and we went outdoors :).

xoxoxo

Corey said...

I love this post! Just wonderful! May I please have a way to contact you directly? I have searched your site for a contact form, but cant seem to find one... Thank you.
coreyant@gmail.com

Jaimie said...

Have you ever read Walden? You should.

Kiersten said...

These pictures are beautiful, as always. I especially love the one of the spider web, and the Thorough quote <3 Kiersten

sweeliee said...

I just love your pics... the way you love nature and interpret is awesome... keep going and take care

Notes from Holly St. said...

you look beautiful...and i love that quote!

Bethany said...

This post is ridiculously lovely. Your adventures are so inspiring (can't wait to read about Elbert!), and it's amazing that your baby is already getting to experience the great outdoors with you.

superhappyjohi said...

You are so beautiful! amazing pictures!

And Kathleen said...

Is that Sutton wilderness? My family has been frequenting those trails on the weekends - it always brings me back to my childhood - so it's sweet to see my nephews discover the same kind of magic that exists in the woods.

Monica said...

Gorgeous photos, as always. I love that you continually encourage people to get outside and explore and enjoy nature!

richelle jean said...

wow! your photos are beautiful, the color is beautiful, your blog is beautiful, you are beautiful!

Aura said...

Mahdis- I can send you whichever ones you like. It was so good to see your Mom, she looks wonderful and seems to be doing really well. Do you have facebook? Please find me on there if you do.



Hayley- It is indeed the OK flag :) I love this shirt.



Jaimie- I have not. Maybe I should!



Kathleen- Yup those are the ones. We take Hunter a few times a month, he loves to play in the water.



Thank you so much, every one. I always appreciate your sweet words.

Julie-Inspired said...

You look so adorable...and very happy:)

Julie xo

Sheyenne said...

Where in the world did you get that fantastic Oklahoma T-Shirt?!?!? This Oklahoma girl has GOT to have one! Lovely post as always! XO ~Sheyenne

Hollie said...

Why are you so darn cute? I love, love, love that quote by Thoreau and your shirt, too.

kelly ann said...

you look so cute and happy! and these pictures are so lovely.