SPRING & A NEW DESIGN





"We walked through a high hallway into a bright rosy-coloured space, fragilely bound into the house by French windows at either end.  The windows were ajar and gleaming white against the fresh grass outside that seemed to grow a little way into the house.  A breeze blew through the room, blew curtains in at one end and out the other like pale flags, twisting them up toward the frosted wedding-cake of the ceiling, and then rippled over the wine-coloured rug making a shadow on it as the wind does on the sea"  - The Great Gatsby

I am in eager anticipation for the day I throw open my window, warm air tumbling in and pushing at the curtains - spring gracefully falling into my bedroom with pools of sunlight gathering and caressing the ground, a bird singing, and the scent of fresh laundry drying.  I despise wintertime, and although 'the grass always seems greener from the other side', inevitably, spring always is always greener and more resplendent than winter.  Today I welcome spring into this little space that you and I share, my blog: Let's hold her tight and push her into photographs and pretend she is here even though bitter winds bite outside.

xx Acacia

PS I recently designed my blog! This design would not be possible without the template I bought from MangoBlogs.  It is not completely finished but I would love to hear what you think of it. :)


28 comments

  1. You are so talented Acacia! I love the way you capture emotion and light.

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    1. Seriously, What. A. Compliment. Thank you so much for your kind words. <3 xx

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  2. Also- I love your new design.

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  3. so lovely !
    wonderful blog design.

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! I'm thrilled you like it. :)

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  4. this is a gorgeous design. I am absolutely in love with it!

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  5. I’ve been on holiday
    for the past month and have really been looking forward to reading your blog
    when I got back- it definitely didn’t disappoint! xx




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    1. I feel so honoured! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. :) xx

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  6. These are great! The new design as well!

    xx Piper xx
    oaksandpiper.blogspot.com

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  7. This post does feel like spring! Green, happy, and bright. Also, that Gatsby quote it golden. The way he knits words together just gets to me.

    Lovely post. xo.

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    1. Fitzgerald *is* gold with his words, isn't he??! So much love for his writing. :) Thanks so much for your thoughtful words and for stopping by! xx

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  8. this is absolutely gorgeous. you are so talented, love <3

    - nymisha @ sarcastically aesthetic

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    1. You're too kind, Nymisha! Thank so much for your sweet words and for stopping by. xxx

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  9. What beautiful photos and I just love your description of how it feels to have the very first days of spring!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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    1. Aww thanks, Rae! Writing about spring is one of my favourite things to do. :) xx

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  10. Your blog looks fantastic and so well done for all the effort you put into it! The photography is ever so dreamy in this post, it truly does personify the beginning of spring :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    x

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    1. Thank you so much, Gabrielle! What kind, thoughtful words - I really appreciate it. :) xx

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  11. Stunning photos. You are very talent. I wish I can take beautiful photos like you. I write my blog here.Wish come true – SKYWALKERS at MyInflatablePoly.com Wish you come to my blog.

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    1. Oh, you're too kind! Thank you so much. :) I will definitely come visit your blog. xx

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  12. Anonymous14.8.15

    Your photos are amazing! What kind of camera do you use?

    http://www.smallestthing.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm a professional photographer and recently (after saving up for a while!) I've invested in some really good photo equipment -- I use a Canon 5d Mark iii with the Sigma 35mm 1.4 lens and Canon 50mm 1.4 lens. The fifth photo down was taken with my old Canon T3 with the 50mm 1.8 lens. Previously, I used the T3 and 50mm 1.8 lens and then upgraded to a 7d and Sigma 30mm 1.4 lens (highly recommend!) and now I'm using the Mark iii :) If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to ask. Thanks for stopping by! xx

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  13. Stella16.8.15

    Hi Acacia! It's Stella. I hope you still remember me from a few years ago from TYT!! Although I'm out of the blogging-sphere, I frisk through some old blogs from time to time and I just want to say that the work you've produced is amazing. I'm so happy that your passion has evolved into your profession. Watching your blog grow over the years has been nothing short of fantastic. Hope all is well :)

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    1. Stella!! Your name is so, incredibly familiar and I am so close to recalling your name -- like seeing a familiar face but not quite remembering a name! I'm desperate to remember, so please give me a few more details so I can recall?? :) I've moved to four different countries in the past 10 years and have met and came across so many different people that I must admit, I'm not wonderful with remembering names. Your comment was an absolute delight to read. So often I click 'publish' without thinking that someone would actually come to know of well and appreciate my blog... thank you so, incredibly much for taking time to comment! I (literally!) cannot wipe a smile off my face. Hope all is well with you, too! Much love, Acacia xx

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  14. I'm so taken with your photos. So beautiful! Kellie xx

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    1. Thank you so much!! I really, really appreciate it. xxx

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