old ground



sitting in the Badlands,
thinking about that old ground that Jefferson and America-shapers walked.

Old ground, covered in blossoms,
old earth, touched and turned and worked and molded

by hands not unlike mine.
Hands that wanted ours to know that they are

shapers.
Movers, shakers.



lOVE,
kATE


There's nothing quite like Charlottesville in spring. The earth is yawning and stretching and the streets are bleached and the people are happy. We explored Monticello and ate overcooked fries and french toast in a diner on main street. Then we went in Urban Outfitters and bought nothing. It was a good day. 

I'm literally sitting out here in the desert rn, so if you want to see desert pictures, and pictures that won't be as nice as Abbie's follow my instagram. Also, we passed a car on the highway the other day and the dog in the passenger seat was wearing sunglasses. Kid you not. 

One other thing you need to know is that Applebees serves sweet potato fires with some kind of a frosting dip and it is evil and beautiful and blasphemy from the dark side.

also, the love on the last post?? <3 you guys make my heart crazy. thank you.




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14 people commented on this post.

  1. THOSE PICTURES ARE SO BEAUTIFUL HOW DO YOU DO THAT?!?! YOU AND ABBIE = AWESOME.

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  2. These pictures are EVERYTHIIIIIING. I ADORE THEM! Abbiee's a freakin' model, man. And you, my dear Kate, take the best gosh darn pictures EVER. I need more pictures. I WANT more pictures. Please, pretty please, post more gorgeous pictures.

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  3. Ummm can Emmons Sisters Photography please be a thing? Because I'm serious you two take the most gorgeous photos I've ever seen they kill me.

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  4. ^^^^^^^ YES EMMONS SISTERS PHOTOGRAPHY WOULD BE AMAZING.
    You guys are literally the best at photography, not even kidding. Those pictures are awesome <3 like that picture of Abbie is STUNNING.
    aghh now i need to go to applebees because that sounds like bliss ♥

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  5. PICTURESSSSSSSS

    also dog with sunglasses ow hahaha

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  6. can u and abbie stop being so doggone beautiful? And why can Abbie look so good in hippie pants and I don't? Probably because I'm not at all hippie.. Yeahhhh....

    BUT GRACE'S IDEA IS FANNNNNTASTIC. plz.

    wow the dog with sunglasses

    haha me if I was a dog. " Too cool for school, baby "

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  7. Your pictures are so beautiful! I adore Monticello and desperately want to go back and visit it again. And the dog with the sunglasses, that makes me heart happy just picturing that.

    Elizabeth
    http://whimsicalthoughtss.blogspot.com/

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  8. love this post, especially the part about the "america-shapers" :)

    howtolyfe.blogspot.com

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  9. This is so beautiful. I've never seen pictures of this place quite like this, I love it.
    Also you and your sister are basically supermodels.

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  10. Your photography and your writing are so ridiculously gorgeous. Wow. i. am. in. awe.

    (And I totally agree with the Emmons Sisters Photography thing. It should definitely be a thing. <3)

    Kate, I absolutely love your blog, and your sister's blog. You guys are so incredibly inspiring.

    Amanda @ Scattered Journal Pages

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  11. How you and Abbiee managed to get wonderful pictures of the Badlands is nothing short of a miracle, because I remember driving through the Badlands.
    I remember thinking sometime during hour-five "dear God when will we leave this place."
    And the only thing we did to keep occupied was take fifty-million pictures.

    Ahh-hem. So these are beautiful and the words are perfect and you're amazing, okay bye.

    xoxoxo

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  12. WARMING MY HEART THIS IS WHAT YOUR POSTS ARE DOING TO ME. GAH. LOVE Y'ALL. LOVE THIS.

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  13. These photos are absolutely stunning! I love Monticello and Charlottesville. :)

    Also, really hungry for sweet potato fries right now. Yummmm.

    (and yes, I do want to see desert photos!)

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  14. I LOVE THIS. the idea of old hands and old dirt and oldness in general, and yet its still here and we get to sit in the desert and think about it. (you get to sit in the desert literally.....me, figuratively. you know. obvi.) i love your instagram btw. like, i squeal every time you post something new. EEP.

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