Thursday, November 4, 2010

the heavens declare

This is my favourite spot in the whole wide world.  It's a duck pond, probably a marsh technically, a wetland. And it is lovely.  It is just down the trail from one of the play parks in my town.  And whenever we go to the park, at one point, my son starts yelling: :"Duck.  Duck!".  So we head down the trail. Usually it is quite crowded.  But the day these pictures were taken we were the only ones there.  I don't know what the magic is about this place: but it's there.
After church we go this park every Sunday.  And I like my church, I like the music (I totally recommend you check the music link out), the messages, the people. It's one of my favourite places to be.  But I have to admit, I feel much closer to God when I am outside underneath the vast sky than I ever have in church.  Not everyone feels the same way about this spot as I do (I asked).  But I think my son does.  Because when we go there he is just content to stand and be.  
About the outfit: here's this jacket again, and the purse.  The tights are actually gold.  You can't really tell in the photographs.  But I assure you; they're gold.  The scarf I picked up the other evening while shopping with a shopping enabler (always the best sort of friends to go shopping with; I'm one myself).  This, of course, was before the shopping shutdown (no shopping for two months, really).  And the gloves? OH the gloves!
I have size 10 and a half feet, and long fingered hands to match (actually I am rather vain about my hands ;-).  This creates a problem finding gloves that fit.  So last year, when I found these chocolate brown leather gloves on clearance at Winners for 15 dollars, did I snap them up?  Not on your life.  I waited 2 days until they were 8 dollars.  And THEN I asked the gentleman, marking down other clearance items, if he was going to mark the gloves down too.  And he did.  Right there in front of me.  So yes, 5 bucks.  I know, mad shopping skills.

outfit total: $123

boots, massimo baldi: $25
gloves, :cole haan via winners: $25
tights, winners: $10
scarf, winners: $12
jacket: $35
bag, danier: bday gift from husband
dress (not really pictured), chapter one: $16

Heart: Kimberellie

(edit) ps. just because it wasn't really clear (and because I like to brag ;-) the gloves were originally 50 bucks with a "compare at" price of 100.  ;-)

The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words; 
no sound is heard from them. 
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, 
their words to the ends of the world. 

psalm 19:1-4


  1. The mother/son connection is sacred and I'm glad you have established yours so well.
    You trully have mad talent in buying.I totally couldn't ask for a markdown.I think I should be more daring.Thanks for taking the time to comment.

  2. So very pretty. Typical Fall photo with that background. I bet I would love that spot. Just sounds like a place I would like but probalby only when it is quiet.

  3. The last photo is just stunning. I love the view, I love the composition and I totally love the subject. Great bargain you got on those gloves. xoxo

  4. This is my first visit to your blog and your incredibly classy look has me hooked! Between that and your mad shopping skills I believe this is the beginning of a beautiful bloggy friendship.
    Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

  5. Another beautiful outfit! I know what you mean about having a "spot". I feel like that when I am on the water. My son and I can sit for hours staring at the boats. It's my quiet spot in a noisy city.

  6. my heart is just so full right now after reading this. there's so much i'd like to say and i'll try to keep it brief. thank you for your awesome comments on my blog. all the time, but especially in the last couple days. it's been very emotional for me and i'm thankful for your support. you look super gorgeous in this. i may steal your coat, just sayin'. your hair looks amazing and the scarf is perfection with this. and i love that you have a favorite spot where you feel close to God. i agree that those are the times you can hear his still small voice. you feel his presence. ya know? of course you do :)

  7. What a lovely lovely coat! looks very cosy :)

  8. Beautiful sentiments, beautiful you. I also feel closer to God in nature than in church... but I still love my church.

  9. I really like the boots and the scarf! And I have the opposite problem with gloves, I have really short fingers so I have to buy mine in the kid's section.

    PS these pictures are gorgeous, I love the pond in the background!

  10. i cannot WAIT to see all your layers for winter, by the way. and your little guy...ADORABLE!

  11. I loved reading this post! I love when people are so open with how they feel about God. It's so taboo these days and it's sad.

    I think you look amazing here! I am loving your coat and those boots. Perfect for fall.

    You DO have mad shopping skills. $5 from $15? Pshhh.

  12. A gorgeous spot for photos, a great winter coat, one that will definitely get you through the days ahead!

  13. i've been wanting a pair of leather gloves... but as i live in cali, which at present 90 degree days... leather gloves are not really a necessity, but $5!!!!! i'd snatch em too!!!

  14. Um, hello there magazine model. This is what you look like in these photos--gorgeous, lady!! And I love that beautiful Psalm too!

    Thanks for telling me about the Heaven series--I'll have to check that one out (after I finish the Dollanger series!). And I have read The Glass Castle--another sad but beautiful story. Did you read it? If not, I totally recommend it. The worst of it is that it's a TRUE story!!

  15. Ohhhh, you look so glamorous!
    Thank you for all of your lovely comments while I was away my dear. I'm slowly getting around to thanking and commenting and generally spending hours poring over what other people are wearing which, incidentally, is one of my favourite things to do.
    The dog tag necklace is pretty amazing isn't it? It's my Mum's. She got it from a writing conference thing that she went to in Squaw Valley. I love it!


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