Friday, 16 August 2013

Drift Softly

A filbert hedge with wild briar overtwined,
And clumps of woodbine taking the soft wind
Upon their summer thrones; there too should be
The frequent chequer of a youngling tree,
That with a score of light green brethren shoots
From the quaint mossiness of aged roots:
Round which is heard a spring-head of clear waters
Babbling so wildly of its lovely daughters
The spreading blue-bells: it may haply mourn
That such fair clusters should be rudely torn
From their fresh beds, and scattered thoughtlessly
By infant hands, left on the path to die.
John Keats, via 1



The Outfit:
Vintage 1970s does 1840s Prairie Settler/ Edwardian maxi dress: from Ebay.
Cotton Parasol: from Ebay
Nude Pumps: very old from New Look
Straw Hat, just seen: from a charity shop
The Soundtrack
Espers: Flowery Noontide   
All photographs taken by me, using the self timer on my little camera, in our garden this Springtime.
I was thrilled to receive your kind comments on my special Summer Mermaid post; particularly what you had to say about the poem, as it's the first I've written in a very long time. Thank you, lovely people, you're the BEST!
 I am delighted to be a part of the next Visible Monday, hosted by the lovely Patti from Not Dead Yet Style, click on the website link to see her outfit and those of many others.


  1. So please to see a new post, i was waiting anxiously! I can not imagine you taking those beautiful pics with a self-timer- Call it art and the self-timer- You master the art perfectly because it's not easy!
    I took a look at the pics of your partner, wonderful and delightful!
    So you live in Devon?
    Everytime i look at your pics i'm in the movie Sense and Sensibility! Which is lovely!

    Thank you for being in my Blog Hop!

    Have a good weekend!


  2. You are such a vision amongst the bluebells, a kind of floral-clad woodland faerie Mary Poppins! What a lovely dress! I adore that parasol too!

  3. Another beautiful, dreamy and romantic dress, you look fabulous bathed in sunshine, frolicking among the bluebells with your parasol! And a gorgeous blue sky to match, just lovely. xxxx

  4. I'm always stunned by the beauty that is you Emalina and all around you. I swear you're floating off the ground in the first pic, I think you're being held aloft by pixies who have named you their spring queen. I shared a link to "The Mermaid's Tale" on my FB page, it was just too wonderful to keep all to myself! xox

  5. Look at you floating around on the breezy words of Keats. Just wonderful. And you do this with a timer and a little camera? You are a genius!

  6. Beautiful pictures honey!! My vision is a fairy tale. Beautiful ;) xxx

  7. Peace and grace in the forest edge light among the ferns and the bluebells - !!! You, be-gowned and with parasol, are perfect with Keats.

  8. I love the ideas behind your blog and your shoots are so incredibly beautiful, this one has some distinctly Picnic at Hanging Rock vibes about it! Following you, can't wait to see more! xx

  9. oh again those photos are so beautiful. i´m amazed how absolutely divine photographs you get using the self timer! you are the fairy in blogsphere i think;) love that parasol and your pretty dress!

  10. Keats, bluebells AND you, wafting gorgeously through that glade. What a heady combination - can practically smell the bluebell scent if I close my eyes and breathe in...

  11. Ah, so very poetic and beautiful!

  12. So floaty and delicate and beautiful! You create a peaceful world with your photos, and you look lovely. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

  13. beautifully photographed, just lovely

  14. ah, the dress here! so lovely!

    lindsey louise

  15. Lovely you, lovely dress, and so good to remember that everything looks better accompanied by a parasol. Lush, just like the Keats.
    Thank you for the Romantic treat.

  16. The trees, the flowers, the blue sky and you in this wonderful dress - everything together looks like a fairy-tale. As always, love the atmosphere of you photo shoots.

  17. The very personification of Spring, something we missed out on this year so it's lovely to see it make an appearance on your blog.
    That dress is beautiful on you. xxx

  18. How fun to revisit Spring as we are about to roll into Fall. The bluebells with the print of your floral patterned maxi dress are perfection. You are an artist with every medium of self expression.

    As far as the poetry, I'm waiting for more!

  19. Sometimes I wish we could fast forward from summer's end immediately to spring. In your magical world, anything and everything is possible. Thank you for the treat today. And! Autumn is probably my favourite season...can't wait to see your beautiful garden as it prepares to rest.

  20. Stunning, my dear, so very, enchantingly stunning. I swear, my first thought is that you look like Mother Nature during the glorious summer months incarnate. Memorably beautiful images!

    ♥ Jessica

  21. I had a similar dress in high school and I loved it because it made me feel free, like you look here. Thanks much for the memories!

  22. You are a floaty vision of beauty! Thanks for linking up with 52 Pick-me-up!


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