lakes + sakes





Spent an afternoon at Lake Lemon. Decided we someday will have a shiny camping trailer and a boat and a piece of lakefront where we can watch the trees glow.

Being twenty-something is full of schemes. We’re co-conspirators in an ongoing adventure. Nothing in the plan is for sure – not the country we’ll live in, not the jobs we will have – except for that fact. The plan is part of the adventure, the way decoding the clues can be as thrilling as digging up the treasure. Because the act of picking seeds from a catalog can sometimes yield a more lavish imagined garden than the one we could actually grow, and that’s fun.

Every once in a while, after some subdued sessions of planning the daily things that drive life forward, we remind ourselves to throw something strategically crazy in the mix, for the sake of posterity and storytelling. For the sake of our sakes.

12 comments:

  1. This is magical.
    Though I'm still sixteen, this feeling you speak of is something I hope I'll be able to carry with me in some way all throughout life. x

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  2. You're right - that's what being in your 20s is all about and not losing that feeling when you get older is pretty important as well :)

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  3. I love my 20s and all they have brought to me as well, both the spontaneous and the planned. Random trips to the lake with a cute dog sound like a great way to make memories to me... especially when you have such beautiful photos to chronicle it all!

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  4. i haven't been to lake lemon, i'll have to make it a scheme soon before those leaves hit the road.

    love that light you've captured.

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  5. What lovely and peaceful pictures, especially the first one. I needed this feeling, thank you.
    And thank you for your message about my Max, last month. I'm sorry It took me so long to come back and thank you...it's been a very complicated month, but now everything is smoother.

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  6. Sarah, those golden hill sides are unreal! The orange trees and the violet lake at dusk. This line really resonated with me, as a fellow 20-something: "Because the act of picking seeds from a catalog can sometimes yield a more lavish imagined garden than the one we could actually grow".

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  7. This is a lovely place, and I really like the little text. I wish I had a little bit of unplanned fun in my life right now, I need it. x

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  8. beautiful. both, the photos and the words.

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  9. This looks lovely, with the leaves turning and everything.
    I'm also with you on the living in a trailer bit...although I'm not sure it will ever happen. Living in another country, now, that IS possible.

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  10. just read your essay in kinfolk--beautiful. i love the changes i'm seeing around here! hope all is well, sarah.

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  11. i just read your writing in Kinfolk. love it! and i just read through your blog. LOVE it!

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