Well, we are wrapping up our last days in our camper before leaving for Europe. What a great summer! Now we are headed back to the North Country for a new season. Looking forward to spending some time with our families! I’m sorting through photos here, so there is some camperlove coming! Until then, know that there is some homemade, garden fresh salsa being made at this very moment here in a little cabin somewhere in the big woods!
Well, I had to haul my iMac to a local coffee shop to edit engagement photos anyway, so that gave me a chance to play around with my little photo shoot from yesterday. I’m loving my new camera upgrade and after a busy early shift yesterday, i decided to go play around with the polarizer I just bought. Living in the camper this summer has been epic, but I’ve missed editing. I used to go on drives and have little impromptu shoots all the time, but somewhere during the last couple years I lost a little of that spontaneity which is actually pretty structural in the life of a photographer/artist. And why do we allow this? To be more “responsible” and “productive” with our time? Hm, just exactly how are we metering that, anyway? Soulcheck. So Joel told me after work that I was feeling needlessly guilty about being recreational after work, (wow. I must really need this Europe trip, haha!) and to go do something seemingly unproductive. I literally wandered; driving for ten minutes before my heart remembered how to be playful for the day…
I remembered this house I saw driving to our campspot the other day and realized just exactly what it was that I needed! Impromptu photoshoot! Oh joy! Don’t you just want to know the story of this house? How the evenings were spent by those dwelling here? How they spent their leisure time after they labored?
I bet they moved a lot slower during those moments than we do…
Hello, little house on the prairie….
We have been making some sweet memories in our camper this summer. Living on a plain, migrating our way down the Madison River… Long commutes to work, haha! And leaving for Iceland draws closer… Guh! Did you know that you can freely car camp in Iceland? Even on private property for one nite? It will be so worth renting a car for two days there to take advantage of this fact. The hard part is deciding where to go… But before we get to all that, I promised a few images of the inside of our camper… Baxter, you’ve come a long way….
Summer afternoons go by like a little girl gathering found feathers…by the end of this short, yearly walkabout, you realize you have gathered up a colorful singing bird, and as fall approaches, little is left but to listen back to the storysong of those fluttering days… And so here we are, traveling about, gathering up both moments and found feathers-quite literally, actually! I’ve had feathers come across my path nearly daily the last couple weeks… It’s been sweet- God, what are you saying to me? :)
So here we are settling down under a big almost Indian summer sky. Settling for the remaining weeks before we fly off to our next destination (Iceland). I’m so glad we did this.
You want to be free and travel? Cut the cords! Rent-free for the summer and lining up photography jobs made this happen. I’m getting super excited to start blogging again to record this lovely summer. And obviously to show off how hot we are living in our camper, haha! Oh just kidding. It’s been a rough season, but this has been quite the highlight. So here’s us headed out to our spot.
Come back to see how this nest got feathered!!!
Also, I will share our itinerary for Europe and my lament for missing the harvest back home in the Pacific Northwest. Check us out on Instagram @sageandscarlet, and of course, on Pinterest. …I like how my iPhone just autocorrected Pinterest as a proper noun.
Well it’s official! We bought our tickets to Europe and I am a terribly faithless blogger when I don’t have Internet… I forgot what I wrote last time (and I have no idea how to look at it on my phone without losing this post, so…forgive.) After a very silly spring in the horse rental as we came to call it, we decided to take a break from the rental and spend a summer in our camper we bought for $500 and renovated and finished during the storm of the century… K sorta- but that storm caused millions of dollars in crop damage here in Montana and we were declared a disaster area. Crazy, huh? So here we are being nomads. It’s amazing how simple life can be when your space is small. …yet not simple when you live in a studio, as we found out this spring. The woodstove was nice, though.
So at the end of September, we will be heading over the pond for a month! Okay, honestly, I’m on Instagram pretty much every day with Montana moments, trips, camper life and random pictures of feathers and tepees, so you should probably just start following me @sageandscarlet, ok? One of these days I will add an Instagram button. Probably around the same time I get a personal assistant…
I will really miss the wind here. Especially how it sounds when we are in our camper and the candles are lit and we are drinking tea… I am blessed- I know this. The path here was just hard… Xoxo!
So it’s happening! Like I said, much to catch up on, but the middle of moving simply isn’t the time… However, I want to give a nutshell update this morning while I’m waiting for my coffee… So we are cleaning and moving out of our little cabin off the on ramp today and moving into our camper for the summer! Yay! Oh the horrors of that rental I neglected to write about…
We are living In the camper for a very specific purpose this summer, but I will wait for a lawn chair and iced tea post-chaos to cover all that. Wish us luck today as we wrap things up! Oh!! Also, I just got a new camera so I can start taking pics again (phew!).
Don’t worry. The above pic was not with my new camera. That would be sad…
Honestly, I don’t even know where to start! There is so much to catch up on… But I have a lot of news: sad news, happy news, travel news, life news, moving news… We’ll get there. But suffice to say, we had a cozy, unplugged winter in our cabin, but it’s time to come out, for it is summer and a new season again.
One happy piece of news is that we both got smart phones (his is definitely smarter) and we are finally… back in society? Whatever that means :)
This morning finds me sitting on a blanket with a thermos under a very early morning sun outside REI waiting for the Scratch and Dent. Looking for Vibrams, a new pack for Joel, or backpacking sleeping bags. Or any combination of the above. I’m looking forward to writing again. I have a lot to process… Last night I went for a sweet walk at the Gallatin and found lots of visual treasures… Happy weekend friends.
Ok, so apparently this is “re-post-Sincerely,Kinsey-blog-day” but I just can’t help it- she’s so inspiring!! So I loved her heavy-revy the other day about how all of our photos and life stories are all on our computers, and up in clouds and how few of us are keeping tangible record of our lives for our kids to pull off the shelf some lazy future afternoon… That’s just shameful! And so true! I think about how one of my favorite things to do as a child was to pull down my parents’ photo albums from the 70′s… camping pictures, them building their first cabin together, traveling… I would just get lost in those yellowed pages…
At this point, my kids will be flipping through iphoto albums, and if I want those pages to be old and yellowed for them, I better pull out the onions and hot water and get going!!! There’s something about tangible albums that our imacs will never replace- and I don’t want them to. Thanks for the gently reminder, Kinsey…