Wednesday, 31 August 2011

summer stories: guest post from Waking Life!


So, I can't believe today is September 1st. What happened to summer? I don't feel it's really over until my sister goes back to school next week, but it's undeniable that things are winding down. Which means I really need to ramp it up on the Summer Stories. Today I have Caitlin, who is basically an American version of me (my middle name is even Caitlin), except more stylish. ; ) I found Caitlin's blog before I had one myself, lost it, and was so glad to find it again. Apart from her enviable hair and great way with dresses and ankle socks (and hats), she writes, she drinks wine, and she enjoys a good moan and neurotic breakdown of life from time to time. As anyone who has been around here knows, all these things float my boat. Make sure to head over to Waking Life!

waking to the cool breeze through a lace curtain

perhaps a leisurely morning bike ride down a country road

getting my feet wet (almost)

drying out in the sun

exploring new secret swimming holes

reading a good book by the river's edge

Hi all! My name is Caitlin (from WAKING LIFE) and I am delighted to be posting today as part of Emily's summer series! As I'm sure her loyal readers know, Emily is totally awesome, and I have long considered her to be quite the kindred spirit. I always get excited when I see one of her rants pop up in my Google Reader :p

Anyway, although Emily's world travels are enviable beyond belief, I've been rather enjoying my lazy summer here in rural Vermont. This post will focus on the pleasures of luxuriously languid summer days. In my mind, there is nothing better than an afternoon spent soaking up the sun, reading a good book, and cooling off in a refreshing body of water. And of course, an al fresco dinner with lover/friends/family is always in order, topped off with a drink (or two) on my makeshift stoop.

driving around with the windows down/strolling through the forest

gathering at the garden

bumblebees and green beans

a drink at dusk

sitting on the stoop

sunset at shelburne pond/scrabble at the drive-in

Thanks again Caitlin...Life's all about the little adventures, and I seriously hope one day we can murder a bottle of wine on a stoop together!


Lee said...

This is a lovely post =]

I am quite envious of this lady's summer =]

Lee x

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Me too! I thought I'd get a bit of that in Canada, but the weather.... X (

CessOviedo said...

Aww Caitlin is adorable, you are so right she's the american version of you, both so sweet and pretty!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Diana said...

i am so sad its already september! but i love these late summer pictures they make me feel so nostalgic.. i will definitely check her out xo

Jul said...

What a lovely guest post :) those pics are amazing, they catch perfectly all those summer vibes.

whitemaskgirl said...

Looks so adorable this, I really like her photos. Life is adventorues even in the small things. :)

dusanabotswana said...

Rural Vermont looks gorgeous! Even with my travelling this really looks like the fairy tale summer I've always dreamed of. Since we try to just stay inside in the Phx heat I sort of forget some places are beautiful in summer, until I see pretty pictures like this.

CAITLIN said...

that's my mug! i'm honored to be on your blog :) rural vt is absolutely the most beautiful place on the planet during the summertime (and not too shabby during the autumn, either!) everything is so incredibly lush and green and clear and the air is fresh and the temperatures are perfect... love it.

don't tell anyone. i want to keep it all to myself.

Monique said...

what a lovely summer you've had!quality time outdoors with friends is simply perfect. so glad to have been introduced to your blog.

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Yay, Vermont. I love the glimpses of the ever beautiful Green Mountain State that Caitlin shares. They always remind me that my visits there are far too few.

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Love these pictures!