This weekend we slept in my parents screen porch with the birds to wake us. Our blankets and pillows took on the smell and dampness of the dew and in the morning we made eggs and sausages and two pots of coffee.

we are as far from the ocean as maybe any city can be, which breaks my heart usually. But we live near beautiful and giant lakes and one windy day last week, when I rode the waves made by fierce gusts and imagined the tide, it wasn't too hard to pretend that just over the horizon was more horizon and then, europe. I thought of how, then, the babe growing in me and I would feel the same; floating, letting the pulse of something bigger move us.

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29 comments:

  1. the beauty of this. incredible.

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  2. oh, that first photo. this is beautiful, nikaela!

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  3. breathtaking. the photos and your beautiful writing!

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  4. I really love your photography, you are so talented! Such a pretty blog. xo
    http://viewsofnow.com/

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  5. geez louise! are you an angel? i miss that smile. xo

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    1. Well put, Chloe!

      Nik, I have so many pleasant memories of my pregnancy, but my single favorite was swimming with Willa inside when I was almost full term. When I would float, she could tell and would flip and move. THE ABSOLUTE BEST.

      Ugh, this made me super happy.

      xox

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    2. :) chloe! ha.

      andrea: oh man. can't wait to feel movement. CAN'T WAIT.

      xx

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  6. These photos are so lovely! As is the writing, I love the ocean too, but giant lakes would make up a big part of what was missing.

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  7. These are such lovely photos! And as always, your writing is so so wonderful! :-)

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  8. Oh it's just wow! So lovely! Like always!

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  9. I'm super happy for you. This is beautiful.
    I think I'm meeting you in a week or so!

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    1. :) celine! yes, meeting (!!) looking forward to it.

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  10. These photos are absolutely beautiful! :)

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  11. these photos are really something amazing.

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  12. so so so beautiful and refreshing. the essence of the season.

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  13. hooray for summer. your post is perfect.

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  14. the light, the color. they simply make me happy.

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  15. love everything about this post!

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  16. I had saved this post wondering what the movie and song were - not in a place I could open it right away, and came back today having seen the movie over the weekend and guessed what you meant. It is so beautiful

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  17. merci pour les jolies et très jolies photos of yours
    in the water
    see you

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  18. oh my, you are so lovely in the water there!

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