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winter : stillness is everywhere




Sister winter has made her appearance - the people are staying inside, the children are back in school, and everywhere and everything seems to be quiet. While I'll admit the abundance of gray days aren't usually my favorite, this season I almost don't mind as much, especially considering we've had the odd bit of sunshine lately!  A welcome surprise.

Though we're only a week into this new year, I've been busily lining up my plate starting with an exciting collaboration with Katie from Offswitch Magazine.  The stillness of the season has been calling for nights spent at my desk, intensely planning and striving to stay on top of things rather than be buried beneath them.

An uncluttered mind, to live in the moment...

How do you spend your quiet days of winter?

Comments

  1. i love these shots, and your shoes :)

    p.s. re: cloudstreet... i'm not loving it to be perfectly honest. i feel guilty saying that because everyone loves it so much. i'm about halfway through though, so there's still hope. also, it's VERY australian :)

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  2. I'm with Gaby - I adore these photos, Kate - and also the shoes! (Although I only agree with her on the cloudstreet bit in it being extremely australian. I've read it twice and twice thought it incredible.)
    Kellie xx

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  3. I love the photo of the gate lock the most, its stunning! What lens do you use btw? x

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  4. I love, love these pictures Kate, and your shoes are so cute!!

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  5. These are gorgeous! It has been a very unusual winter. We have a high of 82 degrees today. I hope sister Winter's next stop is Florida!

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  6. I misread the title as "silliness is everywhere" and was desperately trying to figure out what was so silly about these pictures...

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  7. Exquisite photos. I'm so over winter here. Totally ready for spring now.

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  8. Winter always bring a gentle calm. I find it refreshing to sit and enjoy the stillness.

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  9. this is beautiful!

    i prefer to spend my quiet winter days tucked under a blanket of warmth, a good book in hand, a cup of tea and a glowing fire.

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  10. hello Kate. it's my first time here. not sure how i found you but happy to see you too have joined in the 53 project. you have a lovely blog. this post made me miss winter more than i already do. cheers from miami!

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