Flowers Fair

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First walk in the woods of spring, just the two of us. A Wednesday afternoon, temperature perfect. The trillium is blooming, and the yellow violets. We don't go that far, just up the trail a bit to the meadow, wandering as if we have all day, and we do have all day. Trying to catch a butterfly. Stuffing pockets full of rocks. We turn around and go back to town for ice cream when we're done. Days of green. The smell of trees. The song of birds. The soft trail. Holding hands on the sidewalk. Her little hand in mine.

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I love her beautiful hairstyle. It is perfect for picking flowers! Just lovely.

I wish I could go eat ice cream with my little girls, I wish I could go for a walk in the green woods, I wish I could make Bloomsbury dresses! But I'm lactose intolerant, the woods are far away, and my girls wouldn't wear Bloomsbury Dresses if I paid them. But still, this post filled me with longing for this relaxed kind of time that you can spend with a first born three year old that you can't exactly replicate with a 10, 8, 6 and 4 year old in tow. I remember days like this with my oldest, just wandering with not that much to do.

Another post, more pictures and words, to make me smile and believe, again, in hope and light, in the power of walking a little ways into the woods. Thank you~

She is the fairest dandelion gatherer..:)Lovely photos!

mmmmm....this season is so good in the pnw. love spotting trillium, etc, reminds me of being a kid. somehow it's always surprising when beautiful things grow out of all that mud! <3

A perfect dream come true. So poetic and beautiful. Thanks again and again for sharing

Your little fairy in the woods!Lovely!AriadnefromGreece!

leslie ison says: April 04, 2016 at 12:37 PM

Love your spring picture and your darling daughter. i would love to know the pattern number for that adorable dress of your daughter. Enjoy your walks.

Come now, Alicia - this just isn't possible! It's surely summer where you are! And it's actually snowing here in Connecticut; I threw some chopped apple out for the robins, but I'm afraid they didn't spot it.
I think I really don't mind it that much, but it is strange. 8-O

A blessed mother and child!
With a lot off love from over seas...Holland.
Greetings from Jeanet

It's as if little Dandelion Doe took human form for the afternoon!

Karen Levesconte says: April 04, 2016 at 01:29 PM

Alicia, I'm always so happy to come to your website and see a new post. Wonderful to see the change in seasons that you capture so well in your pictures and your thoughtful words. I live in a suburb of London and feel this amazing sense of calm when I read your posts. Hope that you have a wonderful week and more opportunities for walking in the woods. With kindest regards, Karen

Your photos are always so beautiful.

Suddenly it's all absolute perfection isn't it. Birds singing here too and dustings of spring blossom. How beautifully you have captured it. You always portray the magic of this season so well. CJ xx

What a wonderful girls day out.
Sunshine, flowers, butterflies and the sweet smell of the forest.
Nothing better than to drink in all that nature has to offer.
🌲🐞🌻🐝🐛🐌❤️

Priscilla says: April 04, 2016 at 01:48 PM

Seeing these pictures makes me long for this kind of Spring in Southern California, so lovely and inspiring. Love seeing how much your little one has grown. :)

Precious and perfect

Dreamy words and beautiful photos x

She got a nice bouquet of dandelions! Her dress is so pretty!! Wishing a great Spring for you and your family!!

Michaelanne says: April 04, 2016 at 02:35 PM

Daydream believer......You are beautiful. Meems looks like a tiny woodland sprite..so precious. Thank you for sharing your lovely posts..Its. Snowing. Here.

So, so green! We are buried in snow in Ontario. I almost wondered if a spring quilt might be coming on.

Where is this? I also live in Portland and my 3 year old just asked that we go hiking more, and this looks like his speed.

I think these are the most beautiful flower and woodland pictures you've posted. Just wonderful. I want to be on that walk.

Precious times... My oldest son-in-law just texted me a photo yesterday of a white Trillium in our woods but in a different spot then we have seen them in other years. Happy Spring! xxxxx

She looks like an Eloise Wilkin illustration. mmmmmm lovely.

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My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at aliciapaulson.com

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Since August of 2011 I've been using a Canon EOS 60D with an EF 18-200mm kit lens and an EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens.