May 27, 2014

Spontaneous Adventures

 The forecast was 60 degrees and rainy all week, but Monday morning proved it to be wrong. I spent the morning singing/guitar playing while my dad did yardwork outside. In the afternoon, we decided to drive to Rattlesnake Lake for a picnic with the family before the weather faded. 
However, by the time we arrived, foreboding clouds were already rolling in and stealing the sunlight. We ate our lunch in the parking lot, then went down to the lake for a couple of minutes until it started drizzling.  

 
 
I tried to climb out onto the tree in the water, but it kept getting deeper and deeper and I ended up with soaked overall shorts. Fortunately, I brought an extra dress. To escape the rain, we went for a drive into a nearby town.

 Soon the sun was peeking out again. We parked our car on the side of the road and ventured over and under bridges, on trails, and through fields. Thus began our spontaneous, spur-of-the-moment adventure in the countryside.
You may want to grab a cup of tea, we took lots of photos.

 
My mom and I have lately become fascinated with buttercup fields, and always 'ooh' and 'aah' when we spot one, so we were very excited to find one that was completely open with a view of Mt. Si, a cool tree, and a field of cows across from it.
I hope you're tea isn't gone yet; we took even more photos here.

This is my new favorite picture; it is perfect! I used to think that the best pictures were taken just after sunset when it was shady, but this photo shoot during the magic hour shattered those beliefs. Sunsets/sunrises are just grand.

side note: no, I don't have that terrible of guitar-playing form, I was just struggling to hold it without a strap. ;)

It was a splendid day, despite the unpromising start. Sometimes spontaneous adventures turn out to be some of the best adventures.

I am so thankful that God made such a beautiful world for us to adventure in, and such wonderful people to do so with! It is such a satisfying blessing.

I hope that you have a wonderful week!
xo Rachelle

34 comments:

  1. Wow! Beautiful pictures, you look absolutely gorgeous among those buttercups. :] Wish we had the same lovely buttercup fields in Singapore... ><

    ~Natasha
    thestoryofthisgirlslife.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh, thank you so much! My goodness, you live in Singapore? That sounds spectacular. :)

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  2. oh my i love it so much! those field pictures are lovely!!

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  3. Love your blog so much!! I like how you edit your photos! xx

    http://shaunalacson.blogspot.com/

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  4. So gorgeous! Alex

    tobebeautifulingodseyes.blogspot.com

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  5. Oh I love all these pics! My bestie has that exact dress your wearing =)
    xoxo,
    Brooke Jordan
    http://lifeisaconstantjoy.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! Oh, really? It is such a comfy dress, I love it.

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  6. These photos are just gorgeous! Tea was definitely a great option for this post hehe.
    Looks like you really did have an amazing day!
    xx Juli

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    1. Thank you, Juli! Yes, I do love tea. ;)

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    1. Thanks! My parents took all of the pictures that I am in. :)

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  8. These pictures are so lovely!
    http://thegirlinredlipstick.blogspot.com/

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  9. the photos are amazing!

    thebewilderedkid.blogspot.com x

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  10. These photos are absolutely stunning!

    http://ciaoysabella.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! My parents took a few of them. ;)

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  11. These photos are gorgeous! I love the lighting in that buttercup field!

    ~Vicki
    decked out in ruffles

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    1. Thanks, Vicki! I love how the sunset lit up the field, as well. :)

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  12. Oh my goodness, these are amazing!! I love the lighting...*swoon*. You have such a lovely family!!

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    1. Thank you, Dakota! Yes, the lighting was magical. Thank you, as do you! :)

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  13. Your blog is like Tumblr! Love it!

    http://washed-water.blogspot.com

    RF X

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    1. Oh, thank you! :) That is so nice of you.

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  14. My oh my, what a beautiful day. These photos are gorgeous. I just found your gem of a blog and I'm in love with your photography and your lifestyle! I'm quite happy I stumbled across it!

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    1. Thank you so much, Carly! You are so kind. :)

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  15. do you live in an enchanted forest? :D

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  16. Hi! nice to meet you!
    You are so cute♡
    And beautiful photos!

    akiko

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    1. It's nice to meet you, as well! Thank you! :)

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  17. I absolutely LOVE your overalls!! Would you mind telling me where you got them? I have been looking for a cute pair :)

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    1. Thank you, Esther! Not at all; I got them at Aeropostale. They are a bit short, so I wear spandex shorts underneath, but I am planning on altering them.

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