tinted dreams

3.03.2012

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It smells fresh and clean here, like sheets that are left to dry on a decade long sunny afternoon. And when they are back on the bed, the warm, sleepy smell of sunshine still lingers, tinting dreams with the peachy golden hues of a watercolor sunset. But it's morning now, and my mind has released the hazy dreams of the night from its clutches. I have memories that are blended together with my dreams and I cannot separate the two. So they stay intertwined, twisted together like ivy climbing up tree bark, only resurfacing in unclear moments of deja vu. Arriving with the ebb and flow of the tide, there are photographs in my head of places I'm sure I've been to, and things I'm sure I've done, but I cannot remember when or how, or even why. Perhaps that's why I love the sun so--it brings forth hazy recollections that I didn't even know I had.

33 comments:

  1. gorgeous photographs & words. you have a talent. :)

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  2. Incredible. Such lovely photographs and words.

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  3. beautiful pictures! love your style of writing :)

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  4. I don't know how you manage it, Carlotta, but every single post of yours is just overflowing with wisdom and beautiful photographs. Guin is right — you have a gift. :) I loved this post especially.

    Have a lovely afternoon,
    Elizabeth Rose

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    1. thank you! you are too kind :)

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  5. this are gorgeous, carlotta! the pictures are almost otherworldly.

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  6. This post is gorgeous! I agree with Mary Ann- the pictures ARE almost otherworldly!

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  7. oh darling, I am so ready for the time when we'll have long golden hour and strawberry plants that are actually green and fresh clean air and growing gardens again. xx.

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  8. love how you take ordinary things and have made them pretty

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  9. This is gorgeous, dear! I especially like the first picture. So alluring.

    hugs,
    ~bree

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  10. "tinting dreams". this is so beautiful, like a euphoria of its own. :))
    -jocee <3

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  11. i love these shots. they really do look dreamy =)

    xoxo,
    Jessica @ Diary of a Beautiful Soul

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  12. Mmmm, this is so lovely. beautiful photos and beautiful words.

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  13. so beautiful. I find that my dreams and reality twisting together is a normal occurrence.

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  14. Gorgeous shots. I really, really love the second one!

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  15. One word - amazing & ethereal. (oh wait, that's two words... lame.) I love the first and last one! I can totally relate to your dreams mingling with your waking - happens to me all the time! Especially when it's a really weird dream and then you feel all confused. Okay, done talking now.

    Abbie /// XOXOX

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    1. no, I totally get you--happens to me all the time. those early morning moods are weird!

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  16. Stunning photos, and lovely words! I love not only the idea and meaning, but the feel of this post. You captured everything perfectly.

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  17. I love your pics!! and i love your description too =)

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  18. I love how you described everything with such beauty! These are marvelous pictures! :)

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  19. The same things happen to me Carlotta! My dreams undoubtedly contain memories that I've forgotten, but that I know have occurred. Often, a simple memory turns into a dream, and when I wake I either have the bittersweet pang of regret, or the pleasant feeling of contentment.

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  20. The dreamy photos suit your lovely words so well.

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  21. The fourth one.... is just amazing. And, really, you could write a book. Seriously. You are amazing (excuse how redundant I'm being :) ) at stringing words together.

    ~Nina
    http://craftandcreate.blogspot.com/

    P.S. What do you use to edit your photos? Photoshop or lightroom? And what actions?

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    1. thanks! all my photos are edited in lightroom 3--I've developed a set of presets that I use.

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  22. these pictures are overflowing with sunshine and warmth and happiness and more sunshine. ohhowilovesunshine. me and you both on the whole sunshine thing.
    ah, you take beautiful pictures carlotta and you write shockingly beautiful words. soooo, you swap your talents for mine? I can make a really good cup of tea; that's my talent. wanna swap?;-)

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    1. well, tea isn't my strong point, so sure, let's have a little talent-swapping party ;)

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  23. oh so dreamy and whimsical and absolutely lovely. (:

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  24. Your words and photos are stunning.

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  25. That hazy glow is so gorgeous! You're a wonderful photographer.

    Gabby

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  26. love the firth one!!!

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  27. these photos are beautiful. <3

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  28. Beautiful photos! And I always enjoy reading your writing.

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  29. Your photographs are perfection, especially these.

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