Sunday, March 15, 2009

i love a parade


do you realize what happens this week?
i didn't until yesterday.
while getting ready to write this,
(my all-important inaugural blog post!)
i remembered that this week is a magical one.


this realization
(brought about by these lovely photos)
threw my writing and photo plans into a tail spin.
how could i let this week,

*the very last week of winter*


sneak past without acknowledgement..
without a single word atleast?


or the very best, a bit of fanfare
a party, or better yet, a celebration?


it is the beginning of spring afterall!

renewal of life.
the end of hibernation.
it is the end of white and brown,
and
the beginning of color in the northern hemisphere once again.


the beginning of spring has special meaning for me.
it is momentus.
especially now that i live in new york.


living in the northeast,
winter affects you...in profound ways.

especially if you are a texas girl who grew up travelling through mexico
as a child...


a girl who moved to los angeles after college and was surrounded by color
360 days (and nights) of the year...for 10 years.

yes,
to someone like that, winter does seem to last and last.
but once it ends,
it's pure magic.
truly worth the wait. (right?)


brown will be giving way to green.
pink will be popping up its sweet face here and there.
yellows will become lighter and brighter.


and the daylight will grow longer and longer
so we can enjoy it all that much more.


oh yes,
this week is full of all sorts of happy beginnings
worth celebrating.
so i say
let the parade of color begin.



***thanks to the amazing work of tim walker,
whose photographs i featured today.
you can also find more of his magical work here.
enjoy!
xo

30 comments:

  1. beautiful! i love your header as well!

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  2. Your blog is just... I can't find the right word. I love the photos very well, and all tis colour make me so happy. I hope that spring brings you a lot of inspiration.

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  3. what a fabulous blog launch! I will be back to read often!!!

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  4. fabulous wonderful amazing post~ can't wait to see where you take it!
    xo

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  5. what a fabulous showcase. lovely

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  6. How FANTASTIC Jens! It is so whimsical and clever at the same time! Can't wait to see more! Congratulations on a BEAUTIFUL beginning! xoxox

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  7. oh jennifer, you *so* need to move to portland. there's so much color here right now :)
    congratulations on your lovely blog!

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  8. What else can I say, Miss Jenn, that everyone else hasn't said already? And of course I agree with cori :~)
    ❤e

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  9. What a dramatic and lovely beginning! I'm so excited for more... how lucky we all are to have you!

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  10. what a gorgeous collection of images! thank you!!

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  11. Fantástcio comienzo en la blogosfera, acopañado de bellas fotos y lindas palabras.
    saludos!

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  12. LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!

    YOUR PHOTOS ARE AMAZING!!!

    HUGS FROM MAINE

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  13. Gosh but those are beautiful photos! I'm not familiar with Tim Walker, but I'll make it my business to be! And I'm adding you to my blog roll. If this is a glimpse of things to come... this is a gorgeous blog!!! Congrats. *sending you a bit of our totally lovely weather today. la la land misses you*

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  14. Congratulations on your beautiful blog my dear! Gorgeous and these photos.....wow. I love every.single.one.
    YAY! Spring!
    xo
    Melissa

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  15. Tim Walker- He is a very talented photographer! I love his work even if some is creepy looking it's very interesting. Daisy~

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  16. What a launch! Beautiful words and images...a fabulous entree into Spring with the pastel tones. Your blog reflects you and work perfectly.

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  17. Beatufiul photographs and beautiful words...a blissful combination! What a trumpeting fanfare to the arrival of spring!

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  18. What a wonderful way to start what is sure to become the best blog out there - I can't wait to see more, Baby!!!

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  19. oh i adore those images! and yes it effects you in ways you never knew possible. my mind was on the verge of giving in and then just this week true little signs of change. oh yes yes yes! and just in that moment i could relax and breathe easier again.

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  20. love how your words are entagled with the photographs. nice post! here here to the last week of winter!! ofcourse we (alaskans) won't see "spring" for another month. :)

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  21. Wow, I can't find the words for how your photos make me feel but it takes my breath away

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  22. oh my lordy! I can't believe the wonderment! I am so excited about this! xoxoxo

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  23. I am so, so glad to see this blog. Congrats and I look forward to following your beauty as it spills along...

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  24. Beautiful and heartfelt blog, Jennifer! I'm also checking out his photos and adding you to my blogroll too. Happy St. Pat's & Spring. It's still winter in NYC but that will change very soon - tho I love winter!

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  25. congratulations on the launch of the new blog. it's beautiful, of course, wouldn't of expected anything else.

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  26. eeeeek...I love your blog! It turned out beautifully (pretty much everything you touch does)...this post is perfection...and if it's color you want, come on out...green all winter long and right now it's starting to bloom...too gorgeous for words. so happy to see you here my dear...xo t

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  27. hullo luv~ so good to see you- and looking so wonderful ~ I'll be back soon!!

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  28. Gorgeous images! I bookmarked Tim's site and will be heading over there as I can see where one could be continually inspired by his work:)

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