Monday, 18 March 2013

A Way Through Fog









 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Oh, canary, sing out in the thunderstorm, prove your yellow pride. Give me a reason for courage or a way to be brave. But nothing tangible comes to rescue my besieged sanity, and I cannot decipher the code of the eucalyptus thumping on my roof.....
The parchment philosopher has no traffic with the night, and no conception of the price of love. With smoky circles of thought he tries to combat the fog, and with anagrams to defeat anatomy. I posture in vain with his weapons, even though I am balmed with his nicotine herbs.
Moon, moon, rise in the sky to be a reminder of comfort and the hour when I was brave.
 


by Elizabeth Smart, extract from By Grand Central Station I Sat Down And Wept
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The Outfit:

 
Mohair side tie cardigan: from Oxfam Online
Blue patterned top: bought from Portobello market or a market in Paris, can't remember which
Jeans: Asos
Red cowboy boots, just seen: from R Soles on King's Road years ago
Wood pile: our own, created when we cut away the unruly bracken and woodland that used to be in this field. We now have enough wood to last us in fires for at least a decade!

 
 
The Soundtrack
 
 
The Verve: A Storm In Heaven
 
 
 
All photographs taken by me, self portraits using the self timer on my little digital camera. 
 
 
I've been having a tough time for various reasons over the last month, so that quote of Elizabeth Smart, although a little histrionic, has suited my mood. Thankfully I am finding my way through the fog, as I know I can do. 

 
I'm delighted to be a part of Visible Monday, hosted by the lovely Patti from www.notdeadyetstyle.blogspot.co.uk, click on the website link to see her outfit and those of many others.
 

40 comments:

  1. Your top is to die for. The outfit is perfect for a walk in the fog. I like your companion too.

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    1. Thanks Judy! Yes my companion is an unusual cat, less independent than some, she likes to follow me around most of the day :)

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  2. Truly gorgeous images Emalina! Beautiful morning fog and that mohair cardigan is lovely (I love mohair!) Also, thank you for commenting on my blog about Veshoevious' mention of me in one of her posts. I also noticed on your comment to that post that you thought I was 17, I'm actually 13 *chuckle* should probably have that on my "About Me."

    Stunning post as always!

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    1. Ah Willow, I'm so sorry I was sure you were the same age as our blogging friend Rosalind! Hope you didn't mind, you're so beautiful and so grown up for 13 :) I love mohair too, so warm in cold weather. Very glad you enjoyed the images sweetie.

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  3. Look at you chopping down trees! Must be lovely to have a real fire and firewood in this cold.
    I was wondering where that top was from and thinking it must be from a romantic market somewhere! My eye was caught by the beautiful pattern - reminds me of those lovely art deco floral wallpapers. Portobello and Paris were two of my favourite second hand clothes destinations. I'd love to go back.

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    1. Tehee it's never me that actually does the chopping, though I do love to watch Mr Eve chop the wood! Open fires are the one upside of this eternally wintery cold weather. Thanks lovely Veshoevius. Yes it's the very unusual art nouveau/deco pattern of the simple top that drew me to it, wherever that was! Paris I think!

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  4. What atmospheric photos - I can almost smell the damp mistiness of bracken-mould and dry logs. I hope that your own inner canary is now in strong voice after the tough month you alluded to. Love the strength of the image of you holding a cut branch as though you're wielding an ancient staff.

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    1. What a lovely way of putting it, dear Roz, thanks so much. My inner canary is tuning up at the moment, hoping to be at enough strength to sing again soon.

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  5. That is such a gorgeous location! And what a cute cat!

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    1. Ah thanks Vanessa, it's our garden :)

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  6. You look strong in these photos, emerging from the fog victorious. Spring is on it's way, it's evident. Thank you so much for your comment on Dross. To say Kiki would like my skirt was quite the compliment; I was touched. XXOO

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    1. Thank you lovely Jean, for your kind and cheering words.

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  7. Hi Emalina! Sorry to hear about any tough times for you. Life is up and down like that for sure. I love the fog in the pictures. Sort of sad, but very real. I like real. Actually, I can be very melancholy. It's easy for me. Not happy about it, but it's the way I am made. I gravitate towards stuff like fog, but feel so much better in sun. Talk about conflicted! You look lovely as usual!!

    xoxo
    Lynn

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    1. Hi Lynn, I agree, it's useful and necessary to allow the melancholic or the painful times. It's always comforting to know that, like any emotion, 'this too shall pass'. Thanks for your lovely words my dear.

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  8. From these photos, it appears that you are rising and becoming brave! Strength. It's a sheltering fog that lets you hone your instincts. Beautiful photos.

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    1. Thanks Melanie, I'm doing my best! So glad you enjoyed the foggy photos.

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  9. I've always liked mist and fog, rather mysterious. Hope you feel better soon, not easy when feeling like that.

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    1. Thanks for your kind good wishes, my dear.

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  10. Big love to you as you see your way clear of the current. Thanks for inviting us to tromp through this misty day with you in your gorgeous sweater and blue swirls, kickin' red boots! I admire your kitty-friend's steady hunting feet and great solid brush of tail.

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    1. Thanks so much lovely Amber, for the love and the kind words :)

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  11. I hope the fog is lifting and that the outlook is becoming brighter, you certainly look both beautiful and purposeful and fit to conquer any obstacles in these lovely images. xxx

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    1. The fog will slowly recede, thank you my dear for your support.

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  12. Ooh, I need to see a close-up of that cardi, it's amazing! I love the top too, very boho chic. Nice to see you in jeans - you do casual so nicely. I am sure you will make your way out of the fog; hope it gets better soon. xo

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    1. I promise I'll show it in more detail in a future post, particularly as the weather is still so cold I'll be wearing mohair a while longer! Thanks so much for your well wishes.

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  13. Your ever present beauty exudes as always my dear. Glad to hear your fog is beginning to lift... I know how difficult it can be sometimes to make it through the weather of life... Another beautiful post... thank you for sharing you!

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    1. You're so kind my dear, thank you.

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  14. Lovely atmospheric photos, as always, I hope the fog, both literal and metaphorical, has lifted. You look amazingly long-legged, ready to stride forth with fortitude! And Puss is certainly enjoying good prowl around the wood pile! xxx

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    1. Thank you lovely Curtise. I am doing my best to stride through the fog, and my little Nico love to follow me wherever I go in the garden, for some sweet reason :)

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  15. Your smile iluminates every pic. I love the sight of the fog. Not very good to live in, but very romantic and dremy, if you live in the sun.
    Much love my gorgeous Emalina.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. I really appreciate your love and your support, dear Sacramento, thank you so much.

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  16. Pretty top, especially with the va-va-va-voom cleavage! :-D

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    1. Thanks Wendy, glad you liked it! If the weather ever gets more warm and appealing I may start to show that cleavage more often :)

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  17. Gorgeous moody, foggy pics! Sarah xxx

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed them Sarah!

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  18. Hi Emalina, Your photos are lovely and atmospheric, but I do hope your skies brighten soon. {Sending you a cyber hug.} I always look forward to spotting Kit. You two seem inseparable.

    And can I just say that you sure have great legs. I guess I most often see you in long dresses. You look amazing.

    Sue xo

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    1. Thanks so much for the cyber hug and the kind words lovely Sue. It's true, I tend to hide my legs in long skirts, but one things for sure, I do love being tall :)

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  19. Although I love the Verves Storm in heaven (The Sun The Sea!), I think certainly the Kate Bush in her red dress when I see this post.

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    1. Me too, such a good album! And Kate Bush's song The Fog is incredible, would've been another great soundtrack!

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  20. Enchanting, as always. I hope that your tough time passes soon, and that you find your way through the fog, which you depict in your photos so beautifully. I have no doubt that you will emerge victorious.

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    1. Thank you for your support, and your lovely words dear Judith.

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