29 June 2015

Through the Trails



Several weeks ago, my cousin had invited my brother and I, along with our other cousins and some of his friends, to celebrate his birthday over at a lake park on the other side of town. With that weekend being the calm before the storm-- finals week-- I had been reluctant to attend, nether the less join everyone as they went off to play at a nearby basketball court.




Besides our party group, there were several other families, along with young children, in the area, with kids clamoring all over the playground equipment and adults mumbling away in the bushes. As I tried to recreate a diagram of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in my head, I would be interrupted by shrill screams.




When everyone insisted on going hiking through one of the trails, however, I made the decision to join them. I had already been stuck there for two hours attempting to study-- how could it hurt to walk for a while?




We followed the trail which lead to the parking lot of a nearby university. The landscape of the lake park was quite nice, with the water sitting every so still like a mirror. Birds squabbled around the area. The temperature was cool, with the terrain deep. Finally, I had found what I had been looking for: peace.



28 comments:

  1. Yesssssssssssssss. I love this. I love the pictures, I love the simplicity of the words. So good. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Hannah. Miss you, Addy, and Cally! Can't wait to you three get back from camp!

      xoxo Morning

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    1. Thanks, m'dear Ellie. <3

      xoxo Morning

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  3. Beautiful as always Morning <3

    ~Noor

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  4. Oh my gosh! Amazing photos! 8 & 9 are my personal favourites! LOVE IT! <3

    - www.whatlexieloves.blogspot.com

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    1. Nine is one of my favorites, out of this photo batch, but I do love the photos of the children too! Most people I know in real life actually dislike having photo shoots, and even if they did, I wouldn't be allowed to post it on her. So, photos of young children are all I could really muster. Thank you so much, Lexie. :3

      xoxo Morning

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  5. I FEEL LIKE I KNOW THAT PLACE BUT I PROBABLY DON'T BUT YEAH

    Also everything is amazing. The words, the pictures. Mm mm mmmm. Love it.

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    1. I KNOW RIGHT IT REMINDS ME OF NARNIA SO MUCH BUT THEN THE STATE THAT I LIVE IN PRETTY MUCH RESEMBLES NARNIA MOST OF THE TIME

      Thanks. ^.^

      xoxo Morning

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  6. Lovely post and pictures. :) It looks so beautiful

    -Madi

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    1. Thank you thank you thank you! Sometimes I really wish I could tell people what state I live in so that way they have a better grasp and understanding of the landscape... it literally is my backyard, this area! It's gorgeous, even when it's doused in several feet of snow.

      xoxo Morning

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  7. YES

    GO TO THE WOODS

    IT'S THE PLACE FOR PEACE

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    1. YES
      YES
      YES
      IT'S LITERALLY LIKE NARNIA, IT'S SO TRANQUIL.

      xoxo Morning

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  8. These are such breathtaking photos, morning <3

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    1. Thanks, Lauren! I had a great time capturing them (and I couldn't stop thinking about the opening song from Into the Woods; kind of the reason why I ended up naming the post as it is)!

      xoxo Morning

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  9. peace <3 perfect peace.
    gorgeous photos :)

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    1. Thank you. <3 Even if I live in the city, it's tinged with so much nature that it's hard not to find some sort of quietness and floating serenity. :)

      xoxo Morning

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  10. Wow! Amazing post and pictures :)

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    1. Opal, thank you so much!

      xoxo Morning

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  11. Oh, your photos are gorgeous! I would love to go to a place like that ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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    1. Thanks, Amy! If you ever visit my state (I can't explicitly state where it is, but it's one of the most northwestern US states) then you should definitely visit for the view; it's worth it!

      xoxo Morning

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  12. So pretty!! ^^ I especially love the picture with the reeds in the lake.
    Honestly, taking pictures outdoors has to be one of my favourite things to do. And summertime is one of the best times to do it. :)

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    1. Funny story: my brother (who used his phone) decided to do a photography contest of the same lake against me, because he's extremely competitive with me! I love outdoor photography! When it frosts in the winter, it's much harder to take photos, but on some of the days it snows softly, it's great!

      xoxo Morning

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