When I received this gorgeous dress in the mail from Shabby Apple, so many different photo opportunities came to mind. I loved the simple beauty of it. The fit, the length, the details. Chad and I had been talking about waking up early to enjoy a Texas sunrise one morning, so I thought, why not take a few photos while we are at it?
Sometimes, on the weekends, Chad and I will hop in the car and cruise around with the windows down. Sipping a cold drink, summer just blowing through our hair. And all of a sudden, i’ll get the urge to drive down this long, winding country road just around the corner from our house. I’ll call out “wait, wait! turn!” and our car slowly makes it’s way down the road that turns old rundown buildings into corn fields.
There is something about a country road that just soothes my soul. I love the beauty of the wide open spaces. I love watching the tall grass blow in the wind like waves in the ocean. Reaching out across the horizon, as if begging the sun to bend down and kiss the tops of each grain of wheat. I close my eyes and breathe it in. Fresh air. There is nothing in this world that beats the smell of wildflowers and freshly cut grass. A historic prairie home sits at the top of the hill. Overlooking miles of corn fields and crops. We dream about living there some day. A farm of our own with chickens, a few toddlers running around barefoot and causing trouble. Maybe even a horse. It’s a completely different world three minutes down that road.
Leaving reality and diving headfirst into the untouched beauty of nature just gives my heart the jolt it needs. There is something so peaceful about it. It makes me feel whole.
So that morning, we drove down that road, past the oceans of grass, past the prairie house as it was waking up to greet the day, and we found the perfect spot. A field of wheat that had recently been harvested. There was something so raw and natural about it as the sun came up over the trees. The light was a soft pink and everything felt a little bit like cotton candy. A cotton candy sunrise. A magical, quiet moment in a loud and busy world.
Dress: c/o Shabby Apple
Necklace: c/o Chain Crochet
Bag: c/o Lulu*s
Now, go enjoy a morning sunrise this weekend. You’ll thank me for it.