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...)
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