16 April, 2017

How lovely the silence of growing things


A sweet little girl humming a lullaby, I was unfamiliar with, skipped down the dusty path. Apple blossom grew in clusters on both sides, long strands of grass tickled her ankles and little branches grabbed onto her pretty dress- if she wasn't careful. Nature was left to grow wild here and it ravished in such freedom. It was clear no man came with his giant clippers and ruined. The ground barely touched, for no machines were driven. It was beautiful, pure and above all, distanced from destruction. Well, almost... You see, that little girl, though incapable of comprehending the elusive ladder she had started to climb, picked at the apple blossoms. Tore the wild flowers from their homes and chased after the little rabbit that once sat peacefully amongst the long, unruly field of grass. 
Why do we do this? Pick at something we find beautiful and leave it to die. Is it really so difficult for humans to appreciate that which we find appealing and leave it to continue growing? To simply allow it to bloom and watch from a distance. 
Spring is my favourite season and for good reason, it is utterly magical. Nature breaths out new life; flowers begin to bloom, lambs hop along the fields and blossom flourishes in every corner, petals falling along the streets casting an enchanting mood where ever you may go. However, this can only happen if we let it be. Allow it to grow alone, in it's own time and to appreciate it's beauty with out pulling it apart. 

 “If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, 
let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.”  
~ Osho 

Reflect this into the flowers that grow inside us. Do not kill the beautiful flowers that wrap around your ribs and flourish from your heart for those who can not appreciate the way you bloom. If you notice hands coming in closer, threatening to pull those beautiful plants, from their very roots. Move. Know that we are not tethered to the ground and if it's somehow impossible, remember that flowers grow back, even after they are stepped on. 
A   D R E S S   M A D E   O F   D R E A M S
Tabitha and I wanted to really convey the serenity of this location, with a strong focus on the silence. We're both pretty proud of the outcome of this shoot as we feel we've achieved what we set out to do and hopefully my dear Wildlings, you receive the same vibes. I think the dress really enhances the tranquility of the shoot and when the soft breeze made an appearance the tulle skirt danced beautifully in the wind.
 I can't quite get over the intricate detail on this garment and a Needle and Thread obsession has been creeping in for quite some time now. I've always admired this brand's aesthetic and style. Furthermore, since shooting one of their two pieces a few months back, a deep love has flourished. I already have my eye on a fair few of their designs and this most likely won't be the last time you see one of their garments featured here. Moreover, this beautiful dress allowed me to bloom in peace, to breathe in dirt and exhale flowers.

 O U T F I T:
Dress: Needle & Thread Ditsy Scatter Tulle Gown


  1. First time visitor- my name is John. This is angelic and beautiful an outfit. Amazing dress worn by an amazingly alluring lady.


  2. The photographs are perfect and you look absolutely stunning !
    Wish you a lovely week
    Kiss xx


  3. These photos are so pretty and magical, I love the your top and skirt

    1. awh thankyou :) It's actually a dress- I love it too xx

  4. These photos are so so stunning babe! xxx


  5. These photos are so dream like, they're stunning! I love the landscape in the background, may I ask where this was taken? You look gorgeous in the floral dress and I agree that we should leave beautiful things to grow and admire their beauty from afar! Have a lovely week xx

    Sending light & love your way,
    My Lovelier Days

    1. awh thankyou! we try really hard to get the location right for each because it feels so important. They were taken in the north yorkshire moors, England. Sorry I can't give you the exact location- hope you understand. Thanks for the lovely comment. Hope you have a lovely week also xoxo

  6. The photos are absolutely stunning!! And the words are so beautiful!! X

    Victoria | VictoriaaHelenn