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I love this picture because I look calm and content, when in fact I was freezing to death without my coat, hat, gloves and scarf out on the open, exposed moorland with windswept, scraggly hair, blue finger-tips and a perpetually runny nose. But I was still, definitely, calm and content.. For about 5 seconds. 😂 Lately I've been really in tune with my inner fire, like I have an irrepressible strength that has bubbled to the surface of my soul. I still find that, so often, I am expected to be small and meek, to not argue or express myself or my opinions. But I refuse to silence my roaring soul any longer. I've battled with an inferiority complex for such a long time: I've felt too smart, not smart enough, too loud, too quiet, too small, too large, underqualified, overqualified. Doubt is such a huge waste of valuable energy. Undervaluing ourselves only stops us from really becoming who we are supposed to be. I keep thinking about the Nikita Gill poem "Wolf and Woman" so I thought I'd share it here. "Some days I am more wolf than woman and I am still learning how to stop apologising for my wild." 🌙 Have a lovely weekend, dearhearts ✨ 🎶: "Trains and Winter Rains" by Enya - - - - - #livewild #livewildbefree #visualsoftheearth #livefolk #visualsoflife #creativefolk #livedarling #liveauthentic #letsgosomewhere #seekthesimplicity #adventureawaits #wildernessculture #theoutbound #keepitwild #in2nature #gowildlyandslow #thewildnesstonic #quietinthewild #exploremore #whimsicalwonderfulwild #brontecountry #brontemoors #portrait #snowday #adventureportrait
The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams. -Oprah Winfrey
The snow came! ❄ How I love the snow #sweden
My mushrooms posters are here!! For a couple of months I've been working very focused, painting each mushroom - while carefully learning their characteristics. And now the posters are here! Hardly can't believe it. This one is 'Edible Mushrooms' (Matsvamp) Check them out in my webshop 🍄💨❤️
Winter studio! ❄️❄️❄️ love when the snow covers everything. I wish there were more, this is just a first thin layer. Cmon sky, put more on there
Golden hour walk ✨
Later that weekend we’d go sledding down our road, a big enough hill to be flying down the ice, boots wedged out to steer through the snow as it piled around us, but my memories were made on this tiniest nursery slope at the back of our garden; the very first place that all three of my little ones had a go on a toboggan- even if it was only for a second. Over on the blog today it’s #siblingsproject day so do come and say hi and share what you’ve been getting up to if you’re joining in - I wonder how many snow pictures they’re going to be!
◈ I’ve been losing control a bit these last few days, staying up super late because of creative bursts. I’m grateful for the inspiration but the late nights are not good for me in the long run 😅 It’s 3.45 am and hopefully I’m off to dreamland within minutes ✨🌙 . . . . . . #nature #wild #wilderness #wildernessculture #outdoors #naturelovers #intothewild #naturejournal #outsideculture #intotheforest #norse #naturesoul #thegreatoutdoors #naturewalk #naturebeauty #instanature #folkgreen #adventurevisuals #nordicnature #folkscenery #lifeofadventure #rsa_folknature #winterbeauty #naturegram #visualsoflife #instadalarna #inspiredbynature #gowildlyandslow #visualsoftheearth #everydaymagic
Thankfully I didn’t break my leg on the way up 😂
Looking forward to the end of finals week and being home with my dog 🐩
The snow might already have fled from us but there’s always something special about watching falling snow & crunching softly through it. I really do cherish a soft spot for frost though, for the sweet lace patterns it traces with its fingers ❄️
This image makes me want to wax poetically about how much I love mountains, wild landscapes and the British countryside, but since I have done so way too often to count already, let us talk about something far more relevant instead: Who’s going to watch Star Wars tonight? I have been giddy to see the film all week! 😃😃 + + + + + #whimsicalwonderfulwild #ourplanetdaily #lovegreatbritain #photosofbritain #keepitwild #optoutside #exploretocreate #theartofslowliving #seekthesimplicity #livedarling #shootermag #nothingisordinary #quietinthewild #aslowmoment #wanderfolk #bedeeplyrooted #nothingisordinary #wildernessculture #modernoutdoors #postcardplaces #theoutbound #agameoftones #yearofwild #ofquietmoments #theoutdoorfolk #exploremore #in2nature #visualsoftheearth #awesome_earthpix #choosemountains
There's something about the combination of warm lights, good books and hot coffee in December that just makes my heart sing. Lately I've been splitting my free time between rereading Eragon (an old and forever favourite) and making my way through this gorgeous copy of Nigel Slater's "The Christmas Chronicles". This post isn't sponsored or anything, I just really *really* love Nigel's ability to create something that is much much more than a recipe book. I won't gush too much, but if you're looking for something cosy to curl up by the fire with this month, then I'd highly recommend this magical book. I've also been absolutely loving Kate Rusby's new Christmas album "Angels and Men", every single one of Loreena McKennitt's albums and The Oh Hello's new EP "Notos" as soundtracks to my winter evening, fireside reading. I find that this time of year really makes me want to slow down and soak up the atmosphere. I'm supposed to be working on my novel, but at the minute I keep finding myself distracted by candlelight and my TBR pile. Saying that though, I've promised myself (and everyone around me) that my first draft will be complete and ready for editing by the end of the year... which is two weeks away... so I'd better get cracking! ✨ What have you been loving this week? 🌙 🎶: "The English Ladye and The Knight" by Loreena McKennitt - - - - - #livewild #livewildbefree #visualsoftheearth #livefolk #visualsoflife #creativefolk #livedarling #liveauthentic #letsgosomewhere #seekthesimplicity #nigelslater #christmaschronicles #cosyreads #winterflatlay #flatlay #atmytable #christmastime #harpercollinsuk #onmytable #asimplechristmas #aseasonalyear #embracingtheseasons #beautyinsimplicity #slowlived #seekinspirecreate #asecondofwhimsey
#tb to my favorite place in the world ❄️
there was only 1 cloud in the sky. so i pulled over and took a picture of it. this is it. this is the cloud.
❉ It’s been several years since we had such a snowy December. I hope it lasts! I have been working a lot these last two weeks, but now I have two days off which feels amazing. I will decorate the Yule tree tomorrow and do some crafting and yoga 🧘🏻‍♀️ . . . . . . #nature #wild #wilderness #wildernessculture #outdoors #naturelovers #intothewild #naturejournal #outsideculture #intotheforest #norse #naturesoul #thegreatoutdoors #naturewalk #naturebeauty #instanature #folkgreen #adventurevisuals #nordicnature #folkscenery #lifeofadventure #rsa_folknature #winterbeauty #naturegram #visualsoflife #instadalarna #inspiredbynature #gowildlyandslow #visualsoftheearth #everydaymagic
I have added many things to webshop this winter! And one of the items is this set of mushroom postcards which I have illustrated! 🍄🍄🍄 you find my webshop in the bio of @sagamariah_floral
Bunnies and nut lovers!!
We can all agree that there is a magical realm around the bend here, right?? 🌹 Happy Tuesday! It's a chilly morning here and it seems like the week is poised to fly by. I'm already feeling the pace so lots of coffee is the answer, I think 😸 How is the week treating you so far? . . . #theoutbound #adventureawaits #thewildernessinyou #naturegram #naturephotography #lovelifeoutside #lovelywanderings #beautyyouseek #visualsoftheearth #ig_naturelovers #instanature #natureforsoul #awakethesoul #thewildnesstonic #keepitwild #liveslow #livefolk #folkgood #gowildlyandslow #whimsicalwonderfulwild #goexplore #exploremore #livewildbefree #ofquietmoments #fairytale #weareforestfolk #wildernessculture
No breeze ruffled her feathers, the only sound in the garden the soft slump of branch bending low to set down its burden. A blackbird chattered from the foot of the apple tree, searching out windfalls, but she didn’t reply. Her grasp on the branch held tight and as she nestled into the cold softness she wondered whether this was what it was like to be a real bird.
Waiting for the wave
As we wandered down from the snow-blanketed Brontë moors, back to the little village of Haworth, we could hear carol-singing echoing up and down the valley, harmonising with the church-bells and the excited, gleeful laughter of children building snowmen and having snowball fights. The falling snow danced in delicate, glittering flakes to the ground, embellishing the trees, the church and our exposed cheeks and noses and eyelashes with shining silver-white magic. A tiny robin with a vibrant rust-red breast and shining eyes perched itself on the dry-stone wall, puffed up its feathers and, as the keeper of this magical land, nodded its little head to us as we passed, granting us entry into this wonderland of winter scenes. Once we arrived, slipping and sliding, back into the village, we made our way into a cafe with bright lights that flooded the darkening street with their warm, welcoming glow. The warmth of a huge mug of Yorkshire tea and the sweetness of a marzipan-coated slice of fruit cake chased away the cold from our fingertips and turned our faces a cheery, rosy red. Yesterday was a day filled with simple delights and I felt like I'd tripped and stumbled into a picture-perfect Christmas card. Magic is real. I know, because yesterday I witnessed it in all of its glittering glory as it fell from the sky. Happy Monday, my dearest friends 🎄✨ 🎶: "Constellations" by The Oh Hellos - - - - - #livewild #livewildbefree #visualsoftheearth #livefolk #visualsoflife #creativefolk #livedarling #liveauthentic #letsgosomewhere #seekthesimplicity #adventureawaits #wildernessculture #theoutbound #keepitwild #in2nature #gowildlyandslow #thewildnesstonic #quietinthewild #exploremore #whimsicalwonderfulwild #haworth #brontecountry #snowday #snow #winterwonderland
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people - Confucius ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #livewildbefree #thewildnesstonic #myhappyviews #everydayadventures #goexplore #optoutside #simplepleasures #slowliving #theartofslowliving #liveauthentic #capturethemoment #keepitwild #livegreen #livesimple #slowlife #livewild #visualsoftheearth #theoutbound #wildernessculture #in2nature #quietinthewild #exploremore #whimsicalwonderfulwild #kinfolkmagazine #instamood #folklife #ignature #keepitsimple #intentionalliving #naturelovers
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When the days are so beautiful, I don't even long for snow! I grew up with a sort of classic snowy winter with drifts of snow and icicles and freezing temperatures for days. But these brilliant days in the forest are also their own magic. 💚🌲💚 . . . #thewildnesstonic #keepitwild #theslowdowncollective #wildernessculture #visualsoftheearth #ig_naturelovers #instanature #weareforestfolk #lovelifeoutside #beautyyouseek #beautyinnature #awakethesoul #thewildnesstonic #livefolk #liveslow #folkgood #folkgreen #fairytale #pnw #seekthesimplicity #ofquietmoments #whimsicalwonderfulwild #goexplore #natureforsoul #naturegram #naturephotography #myeverydaymagic #theoutbound #exploremore
Koh Tao, Thailand 🇹🇭 The cold of the French Alps mountains has replaced the damp heat of the Thai coasts. Seeing these photos again, with around me the falling snow, is the very definition of the contrast.
 #kohtao #thailand #island #asia #dji #djimavicpro #aerial #aerialphotography #drone #dronestagram #instadrone #droneoftheday #fromwhereidrone #dronefly #visualsoftheearth
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At 6am on Friday the ground was dark and then, as I started my working day tucked away with the curtains still closed, the first flakes began to fall. All day long I watched it gather, then melt a bit in the sunshine, then be covered by fresh powder but it wasn’t until Saturday that I was finally free to explore when the first sunshine lit up the sky like the inside of an oyster shell. This was my reward. Home, by snowfall - and it’s only getting snowier! #whpclassic
We went onto new paths today. The sun was shining in a clear sky and we set out shortly after noon. The golden, wintery light created a glow and the whole forest seemed mythic. The steep hills on either side of us brought on an early twilight as we descended in late afternoon. It was an amazing, renewing day and I am extra grateful for the beauty of the Pacific Northwest tonight 💚 And I am exhausted. If you need me I'll be reading The Lord of the Rings and drinking holiday tea 🌲 . . . #letsgosomewhere #adventureawaits #theslowdowncollective #liveslow #livefolk #folkgood #gowildlyandslow #natureforsoul #awakethesoul #thewildernessinyou #thewildnesstonic #keepitwild #instanature #naturegram #ofsimplethings #naturephotography #ig_naturelovers #capturethequiet #whimsicalwonderfulwild #thiswintermoment #wondermore #lovelifeoutside #beautyyouseek #visualsoftheearth #pnw #livewildbefree #forest #wildernessculture
Oh to be enough for myself and enough for this big, old crazy world. I can only continue to learn to stand as tall as the trees that breathe life through my bones. Or the rivers that run as deep as my veins. To never stop looking to the stars for hope. For we are all connected in a simple whisper are we not? I can only spread out my arms as wide as they shall let me but my words? My actions? My love? They hold the ability to leap straight out of me without warning, to jump from person to person with a depth only the ocean can mirror. Each snowflake softly kisses the ground and in doing so instantly begins to melt, it freezes and they cluster together. They become as one. Is that their way of tightly holding hands and keeping warm? This cycle happens billions of times before my very eyes and each is a reminder. For whilst falling alone is a personal journey there is always another there to catch me. And when I do fall I change. I learn something new each time. I grow and I consider and I love and I learn. How can something so small and delicate drink me up like a potion and watch as I then get lost in a moment, but at the same time spit me back out a person with an entirely new perspective? What a miracle this journey is and oh, what a miracle each moment is. The answers are all around us, pounding in our hearts with every footstep, you just have to open your eyes to it. - - - #ourplanetdaily #goexplore #modernoutdoors #discoverlandscape #ig_captures #artofvisuals #discoverearth #thegreatoutdoors #natureaddict #earthfocus #livewild #visualsoftheearth #vsco #natgeotravel #folkcreative #whimsicalwonderfulwild #liveauthentic #visualsoflife #thewildnesstonic #keepitwild #wildernessculture #discoverglobe #earthofficial #aseasonalshift #sgiew #winter #quietinthewild #wildlifegirls #sgiew_hibernate #natureforsoul
◈ I’ve been practicing yoga on and off for several years, but it’s been easy yoga, and I never really had any ambition or faith that I could do anything more advanced. With my new found energy I’ve been practicing more and I found myself inspired by yogis that I found on social media. The other day I decided that I want to learn headstand and I looked up a video about it and practiced a little. Suddenly I stood on my head for a few seconds! I never thought that I would be able to do it the first day I tried! ᚔ This has inspired me even more to develop my yoga skills and it will be a part of my New Years goals 🧘🏻‍♀️ • • • • • • #nature #wild #wilderness #wildernessculture #outdoors #naturelovers #intothewild #naturejournal #outsideculture #intotheforest #norse #naturesoul #thegreatoutdoors #naturewalk #naturebeauty #instanature #folkgreen #adventurevisuals #nordicnature #folkscenery #lifeofadventure #rsa_folknature #winterbeauty #naturegram #visualsoflife #instadalarna #inspiredbynature #gowildlyandslow #visualsoftheearth #everydaymagic
This week has been something else. I'm so very grateful for the coming weekend, some plans for the woods, a breakfast agenda of gingerbread Dutch baby, and lots of time to read books that have nothing to do with real life :) What will you be up to? 💚 . . . #adventureawaits #letsgosomewhere #theoutbound #thewildernessinyou #thewildnesstonic #whimsicalwonderfulwild #gowildlyandslow #folkscenery #pnw #myeverydaymagic #ofsimplethings #weareforestfolk #wildernessculture #visualsoftheearth #ig_naturelovers #instanature #naturephotography #natureforsoul #liveslow #livefolk #simplethingsmadebeautiful #theslowdowncollective #lovelywanderings #beautyyouseek #beautyinnature #awakethesoul
We're getting some unexpected snow today! So far it's only sticking a little, but I'm hoping it will keep it up! ❄️❄️❄️
As I wandered through the forest in the gloaming, the day's last glimmering rays of golden sunshine had hidden themselves away. The world was deafeningly silent and magic danced in the blue-green light on the edges of the ivy-wrapped trees. ✨ I've been tagged by my beautiful friends @oonagh.moon and @adragonslair to do the tag #myfictionalbookishgirlsquad and I love this idea so here goes: 🍂 Eowyn 🍂 Lila Bard 🍂 Lyra Belacqua 🍂 Emma Woodhouse 🍂 Morgan le Fay 🍂Ginny Weasley 🍂 Anne Shirley 🍂 Zuzana Nováková 🍂 Blue Sargent 🍂 Tessa Gray Honestly, with this girl gang, I think world domination would genuinely be possible, but I'd appreciate them just as much if we sat around eating cake and drinking wine whilst we talked about the universe. Whoever wants to take part in this challenge, I figuratively tag you! 🌙☔❄✨ 🎶: "Which Witch" by Florence + the Machine - - - - - #livewild #livewildbefree #visualsoftheearth #livefolk #visualsoflife #creativefolk #livedarling #liveauthentic #letsgosomewhere #seekthesimplicity #adventureawaits #wildernessculture #theoutbound #keepitwild #in2nature #gowildlyandslow #thewildnesstonic #quietinthewild #exploremore #whimsicalwonderfulwild
The bench creaked and rolled its shoulders as three pairs of boots climbed onto its back. It liked children, he liked the spring they brought to his planks and the memories of his first days on the hills, shiny new varnish glistening under hot sun. He liked their questions, all the ones he wanted to ask, about why the trees kept trying to wrap him up for winter in their handmedown clothes, and why the bracken, once so green and lively, had uncurled to silent and lain down. These were a bouncy trio and he kept hold of them carefully, catching their wobbles and letting them stand tall to see out over his view, until at last, one by one, they were gone.
- where are we that we digress long for love but then undress. our hands no bounds our hearts detached, we grasp for all that will not last - anberlin
"May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility." ~Mary Anne Radmacher-Hershey
Hi everyone!! My new poster: Edible mushrooms has arrived and you can now order it in my webshop!! It came out so good! / Hej alla! Min nya plansch "Matsvamp" har kommit och den blev så fin!! Du hittar den i min webshop! 😱💗🍄 #wildfoodlove
Sketchbook page!
The streets were black and slick with rain this morning. I’m sat on the train and the only thing outside the windows is a perfect reflection of tired commuters punctuated by the car park lights of an approaching station. Even the prospect of snow (still on according to the forecast) isn’t quite enough to lighten the darkness so let’s pretend. Let’s pretend we’re all down home, where of course it is not raining because it never does in imaginings, and we’re stood on the balcony, hopping from foot to foot because it’s a bit nippy but we couldn’t wait to go and put shoes on, and we’re watching and waiting for that one perfect moment when the sun stretches up out of the sea and uncurls one long finger across the top of the water as if to say “good morning to you” Ah, that’s better.
We finished making our Advent calender today, a little late I know. Then I moved on to adding the final touches to this homely winter wreath. Christmas tree to be pruned and decorated next.