that day changed my life, i discovered a flat iron! { the hubby + i being our ridiculous selves. there is always laughter round these parts! }

that day changed my life, i discovered a flat iron! { the hubby + i being our ridiculous selves. there is always laughter round these parts! }

Hey, you! Christy here. I am just SO very glad you stopped by! There are at least a bazillion photos, adventures and projects for you to DIY - so grab a cupppa whatever your vice is, and stay a spell!

{Echo} Week 26 - Clouds

{Echo} Week 26 - Clouds

Manassas, Virginia | © Christy Hydeck 

Photo Credits: © Susan Tuttle (left) © Christy Hydeck (right)

“You must not blame me if I do talk to the clouds.”-Henry David Thoreau

The last couple of months have involved one DIY organizing project after another, after another... and you guessed it - after another. Unpacking boxes only to pack them again for storage. Bringing them out of storage once they have a home and starting yet another DIY project. It's just a touch repetitive, a lot tedious but totally necessary for long term happiness. Fortunately, in between the moving and nesting insanity I've had these amazing Virginia skies. They feel utterly surreal... as if they are photoshopped and I am walking amidst a dream.

And I can't get enough of them.

I'm not sure what it is about here that seems so different than in North Carolina.. but the skies are often aglow. They are golden and intense throughout the mornings. They are warm and vibrant as the sun sets. Big puffy clouds intertwine with jet trails and the most incredible spectrum of blues and patterns are present.

And I just can't get enough of them.

The sun, the light and the breathtaking skies are like crack to me. I have lost hours gazing at them from my tiny patio. I find there is comfort in the fact that they are both constant and infinite. But mostly, I find myself oh-so-thankful for a fresh start in this new place that holds so much beauty for me to discover.

Blessed? Indeed I am. 

Manassas, Virginia | © Christy Hydeck 

Manassas, Virginia | © Christy Hydeck 

How does 'Clouds' translate in photos to you? Susan & I invite each of you to participate in the project and show us your unique vision, your voice, your echo. Get out your fancy cameras, your vintage ones, your mobile phone cams or use Photoshop to manipulate a digital montage. Whatever suits you best!

Manassas, Virginia | © Christy Hydeck 

"The inner - what is it?

if not intensified sky,

hurled through with birds

and deep with

the winds of homecoming."

-  Rainer Marie Rilke

Always, Chrysti

Photo Locations: Around Manassas, Virginia

{Echo} Week 27 - Branches

{Echo} Week 27 - Branches

On Vulnerability & Connection

On Vulnerability & Connection