Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Horseshoe bend is a cool little detour just outside of Page, AZ. It's on Navajo land, and less known than some other nearby landmarks, so every time we go it's pretty deserted which makes for a really nice, peaceful excursion. It's basically a huge, horseshoe shaped cliff that drops straight down into the river and provides amazing views of the canyons being carved below. It's a little scary to get too close to the edge- the drop is clean and steep, but luckily the ground around the drop has a lot of layers and it's a really cool place to chill, play, picnic, and take photos. It was also the perfect day: overcast and cloudy, but still bright enough to light everything well, and there were hardly any shadows, so you can really see all the beautiful detail of the sand, plants, and rocks, and the way they delicately change color in slight gradients
This sweater is an old childhood gem I found in our cedar closet over Christmas break. It's from the trip we took to Scotland and Ireland when I was around 8, and I think this one was handmade in Scotland. With a high-waisted skirt (or pants I guess) it still fit enough, so I asked my mom if I could take it and she acquiesced. I love the little sheep on it, and the beautiful knit pattern. The neckline is a little weird, especially with my short hair, but as long as I wear a scarf over it, no one has to know... What I love the most though, is how much it reminds me of that time in my life- living in Saudi Arabia, taking lots of trips through the Middle East and Europe, visiting our cousins frequently in London, being 8 in general and loving to constantly wear binoculars and canteens because it meant adventure mode- and this trip specifically. It contains some of my very fondest memories. I was enthralled by how bright green everything was. How beautiful and misty. How everywhere we went everyone seemed to own all kinds of animals. How the owners of the bed and breakfast we stayed in let me hold and pet all their little chicks and bunnies and kittens and puppies and lambs. I was absolutely beside myself and to this day it's one of my favourite memories. that's what this sweater brings back to me. anyway, sorry, I digress- back to Arizona!
from the beautiful desert,
sweater: souvenir from Scotland
leggings: cozy boutique
and ryan's cool stuff: belt- handmade from Monument Valley gift shop/ moschino shoes (really really cheap internet sale of course)
Posted by Kitsune-kun at 11:00 AM