Day on the farm

Today Sam and I spent a much needed afternoon in the rural part of town, where cows are plentiful and old forgotten barns line the road. The weather was so beautiful, with romantic gray clouds all day, and warm, muggy air throughout. Felt more like the end of summer than the beginning of spring. We didn't really expect to go anywhere, just for a drive on a Saturday afternoon, but the scenery was too pretty not to take pictures. I'm glad I wore my farm dress, the country was just the setting for it, if there weren't so many fences I could have spent hours walking through the fields.

We also went to a wildlife conservatory and saw tons of beautiful birds in the wetlands. Ducks, geese, heron, hawks, and pretty little black birds with red shoulders. Not only were the bids a pretty sight, but the mossy, tangled trees were well worth mentioning.

On our way back home we passed an abandoned 1930s farmhouse and barn and I nearly jumped out of my seat. It was the stuff of dreams (well, maybe just my own), a forgotten barn and house that is stripped of paint and taken over by grass and moss, so much so that it's now almost part of the field. I can't wait to get out there and take pictures :)


What we four say said...

I love it out there, I used to go out there all the time to the beach and to just be in nature. It's great that it's so close to downtown. I feel like a lot of people don't take advantage of that area. I guess it's nice, it keeps it special. You look great in the woods! :)

Mystery Flight Vintage said...

so gorgeous. i love your hair.

Sarah said...

You look so cute, the farm is the perfect backdrop for your dress. Looking forward to the pictures of the abandoned farm house. I think things like that are so cool, when nature starts taking back over. There's this old mill I've been to before and there's all these huge trees now growing through it. It looks magical.


Paladin said...

You've described one of my favorite ways to spend a Saturday with my Wife... just sprinkle in a couple of flea markets or an antique store or two and it would be perfect.

Looks like it was a day well spent :)

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

What a peaceful looking way to spend the day together. Plus you got a great location too for getting shots in your lovely dress that you made!

Q's Daydream said...

Such a lovely day! These pictures are great!

ilzabeth said...

those are red-winged black birds, i'm pretty sure! we have them out here in ny/vermont :)

Maria Confer said...

Love these photos. Looks like such a beautiful day.

Lulu Letty

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

What a fun weekend field trip, I'm from a rural area (now live in Chicago) so I can understand the need to escape from the city every once in a while. Your dress matches the settings perfectly!

Rosie said...

Stunning photos! You look gorgeous, as usual! Looks like it was a wonderful day!

Kelley Anne said...

You look so beautiful in the new dress. And I love the new look of your blog too. Its so nice to see that Sabrina did the header, she's such a wonderful artist and person.

Clara Cupcakes said...

So lovely! Your dress is adorable. It looks like such a fun day. Thanks for sharing it.

Lisa said...

I love these photos. So peaceful. Also the new header is adorable as is the dress you wore.

taryn said...

Sounds and looks like a perfect day!

~taryn xx