Monday, November 29, 2010

Exploring the Petrified Forest



Here are a few photos from my weekend. I went up to Calistoga with my family, and we went on some beautiful walks, wandered around a few vineyards, and mostly ate tons of food. These photos were taken during one of our breaks from eating, when we went to the petrified forest. We took our family Christmas picture (which involved lots of hilarity as we were trying to do a jumping one with the self timer) and received funny stares from passerby. The petrified forest had spanish moss hanging from the trees which gave it a very eerie feeling.


I'm really excited to tell you about a project I've been working on for awhile, The Pickwick Ladies Book Club. Lately I've been spending all of my reading time blogging, so I decided to start a book club with a few other lovely ladies so that we will all motivate each other to read more. So far, Maria has put up her first book club inspired photos, and I think they are lovely. I am taking mine today and will put them up tomorrow. Look out for the rest of the group's pictures, they are all going up this week!
Boots: Vintage; Tights: Duane Reade; Romper: Thrifted; Cardigan: French Connection; Scarf: The Edinburgh Woolen Mill


Are you reading any good books at the moment?


yessaidyes said...

Lovely photos. I'm so excited about your book club. I saw Maria's photos earlier today and I'm super excited to see you and the others combine a love of reading and syle into great photos.

amanda said...

gorgeous photos!!! i just love the feel and mood of them. and i can't wait to see all the posts about the book! and i really can't wait until i can participate! next month.....i need to get reading :)

Sydney, The Rabbit-Hearted Girl said...

these photos are gorgeous! what an eerily beautiful forest. the book club is exciting, i just finished this is where i leave you by jonathan tropper, and it was excellent!

upatreecupatea said...

lovin' that romper!

i'm really enjoying "the forgotten garden" by kate morton.
i'm a total historical fiction/mystery buff :)

Mamushka Marie said...

what wonderful photos! you have such lovely style!

Kelly said...

What a great idea! SOunds like fun!
Love the dress - so pretty for fall!

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i love your dress and how you paired it with a brown belt. gorgeous!

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Louise said...

That scarf looks so cozy!

Michal said...

Gorgeous photos. So dreamy. (:

I am SO excited to follow the Pickwick Ladies Club photos. I think it is SUCH an excellent idea! Maria's & Beatrice's photos were such awesome interpretations.

Right now I'm reading 'Storyteller', a Roald Dahl biography (he's one of my absolute favorites) and 'A Passage To India' by EM Forster. They're both excellent so far!

Dreamy Princess said...

The book club must be so exciting!! I read a lot of books back then, and now..? I have no time to do it..*sigh..):

Your photos are nice! Love the scenery so much!(:

Dreamy Princess
~I wonder what it's like to live in Paris~

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Dreamy Princess
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Cassandra said...

I'm reading Kusamakura by Soseki and it is amazing amazing amazing. (& beautiful)

Ariadne said...

Lovely style!!

kirstyb said...

loving all these pics xxx

Amber Blue Bird said...

really looking forward to see your outfit and photos for the book club

Jessica said...

I have been such a reading slacker this fall. I guess it's because I've been busier with school than I've probably ever been. I hope to get some reading done over Christmas break, though. I can't wait to hear what books you read!

Claggie said...

You look lovely, as usual! I'm reading The Unbearable Lightness of Being and Atlas Shrugged right now. both are really good!

Shallow Mallow said...

Beautiful shots :)
How amazing is that cardi?! Love the detail on the sleeves. Looking gorgeous :)

Daphne said...

Great look. Love the scenery.
Thank you for visiting my blog the other day.

Tiffany said...

These are really wonderful photos. It looks like an amazing place to take pictures. Thanks for following my blog.

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