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"all i need is somewhere I feel the grass beneath my feet."




i had a tough time deciding which one i liked best. and i'm sort of a little bit in love with both photos. humble, what? me? ;)


(so, if you have a preference...)


Man Met Brill gave me "Asleep on a Sunbeam", by Belle and Sebastian for Musically Challenged .


i'd not heard the song previously. but the lyrics are so lovely in this languid, summertime, falling headfirst into love, sort of way. which made me excited to hopefully capture a moment of that in some fashion.


so, yesterday evening, before the sun had set, i threw on a long, flow-y dress, scurried up to a neighbors front lawn and set the timer on my camera a dozen or so times while i made little prancing motions and tried not to notice passerby looking at me oddly.


the leaves were crunchy beneath my toes, the grass soft and it all sort of perfectly matched the song.




When the half light makes for a clearer view

Sleep a little more if you want to

But restlessness has seized me now, it’s true

I could watch the dreams flicker in your eyes

Lying here asleep on a sunbeam

I wonder if you realise you fascinate me so


Think about a new destination

If you think you need inspiration

Roll out the map and mark it with a pin

I will follow every direction

Just lace up your shoes while I’m fetching a sleeping bag, a tent...

Another summer’s passing by

All I need is somewhere I feel the grass beneath my feet

A walk on sand, a fire I can warm my hands

My joy will be complete

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Taken on October 25, 2009