Tuesday, March 1

The spring has sprung, the grass is rizz. I wonder where them birdies is?

Can't resist quoting ol' Winnie with fluff for brains - looking for a spring quote I just knew Pooh would have something to say on the topic.



 

The day I took these was the first time this year the sun actually felt warming. Just the kind of day Charles Dickens must have been referring to when he wrote about "one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold:  when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."
Well, a sigh of relief is in order: I took these photos a few days ago but at long last it is March. :) Smell you later February!





This is another view of Jesus Green. I've been waiting for blue skies to show you a little bit of the river Cam. There are colourful narrow boats moored all along it - many lived in. I remember visiting some students who were sharing a boat, forever hollering indignantly at the rowing teams who, creating waves, would shake their home from side to side in passing. Another friend who lived on a boat for a while made friends with every duck and swan on the river. One of them would habitually wake her early, knocking on the window in hopes of free breakfast :)




And there is that cold wind I was talking about :) Cambridge is a kite fliers dream :D

Beret: eBay
Jacket: modcloth
Scarf: ex-Mom's
Dress: modcloth
Boots: eBay

57 comments:

  1. Fantastic post, as ever. You do love greens and blues: I love that dress and Cabridge at the back.
    Here, March starts very sunny and warming up, so we are off to Málaga for a few days.
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  2. Great outfit! I love the floral fabric. One of my ambitions is to live on a houseboat one day... probably during the summer though.

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  3. Emily_RubySlippersMarch 01, 2011

    Fantastic outfit, Stef! I've got a canal-boat featuring post coming up myself, also taken on that one day of good weather last week. ; )

    You made me super-nostalgic... I didn't know that quote was from Winnie the Pooh, but my Canadian grandma used to say it ever spring, and I repeat it to myself every time I see the first flowers.

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  4. Such pretty colours - both your outfit and the green. I loved looking at those little boats on the river. I couldn't believe people actually LIVED in them! Always love a Pooh quote :)

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  5. You look awesome. That jacket & the beret were the perfect touches! I think my favorite shot is the close up of you w/the city(school?) in the background. That canal is sooo pretty. You make me miss green grass so much!

    PS Thanks so much for your comments on my post. That last one (about post quantity) was especially encouraging. I'm so thankful to have awesome readers/blogging buddies like you!! xo

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  6. What an adorable dress! Ah yes i am so ready for spring weather as well. Then maybe it won't be so hard to get out of bed in the morning ;)

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  7. Mr Dickens was definitely right in his observations of this time of year. I find it is the kind of weather that looks so appealing when looking out on it, but is surprisingly bitter in parts. However, there is something so hopeful about the feel of spring in the air.
    Love both the dress, and the coat over the top (the fur collar being a particular highlight!) - they both have a very classic feel.

    http://clothescamerasandcoffee.blogspot.com/

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  8. EsmeandthelanewayMarch 01, 2011

    Gorgeous – and such a lovely location, too :)

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  9. Ohh that dress is so gorgeous. And so are these pictures! I love your moving ones...GIFs? I have no idea, haha ;)
    I am so glad to see the end of February! Even though it's the shortest month, it feels like the longest. As long as the sun is hot, I can deal with the wind being cold!
    M xo

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  10. Oh, I hate those kinds of days between seasons, but this look is pretty. x

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  11. props for quoting winnie the pooh! haha! i love this dress on you :)

    xx
    heyrocketgirl

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  12. Your ModCloth dress!! Lovely per usual, the .gif with the wind blowing your dress is adorable!

    Also that Dickens quote is so perfect, ugh I love concise and truth revealing quotes like that!


    xx
    MILK TEETHS

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  13. i love this outfit, hooray for spring! your coat is so incredibly adorable! i have always dreamed of living in a little houseboat somewhere--something very simple and cozy and full of books :)

    speaking of books, i actually haven't read much chuck palahniuk before (except fight club), which surprises even me. i imagine his books to be like infinite jest or naked lunch (both of which i did read and were too graphic for my tastes). maybe a little bit of bret easten ellis thrown in? i prefer tom robbins or kurt vonnegut for my contemporary male authors, but i do enjoy tormented protagonists--as long as their torment is psychological/philosophical instead of physical (and not just drug-induced :)

    oh, and agreed re: five people you meet in heaven. i read the book solely because the title sounded interesting, but the book certainly wasn't. luckily it was short :)

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  14. Emily, Resplendent TranquilityMarch 02, 2011

    The stories you shared of your friends & their house boat happenings gave me a good laugh. I've never been on a house bout, but would like to. It just seems like an experience one ought to have.

    Ah, bare arms in the sunshine, if only momentary, must have felt so nice! That dress is perfect for spring. It's almost here! :)

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  15. I love the Dickens quote. It is sooo evocative. And, I love the pattern on the dress. Organic yet geometric. :)

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  16. Now I want to go fly a kite. . .but I've never done so before.

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  17. TrophyboutiqueMarch 03, 2011

    Wow it's pretty there. And look! Your arms!

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  18. haha this really is quite a perfect pooh bear quote. and these photos are amazing!!! seems like you're at the most lovely places all the time.

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  19. I love that gif, it looks gorgeously springtime-y! What a beautiful dress, the pattern is amazing!

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  20. That's such a lovely dress, I adore the classically feminine silhouette and retro print. The green tights and brown boots give it an earthy feel, quite perfect for the location. And I love the little .gif at the end!! Your photos are so incredible.

    Also, thank you for your kind and thoughtful comments lately. And good luck on your lens repair :)

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  21. The river & boats make a wonderful photo backdrop! I'm pulling out the colourful spring clothes too, it seems like I'm not the only one that hates the month of February.

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  22. I saw my first robin of the season the other day. I wonder if this would be the same place a scene from the film about Sylvia Plath was filmed. The scene depicted the young Sylvia and Ted Hughes reciting poetry to each other.

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  23. Fantastic post, as ever. You do love greens and blues: I love that dress and Cabridge at the back.
    Here, March starts very sunny and warming up, so we are off to Málaga for a few days.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  24. Great outfit! I love the floral fabric. One of my ambitions is to live on a houseboat one day... probably during the summer though.

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  25. Emily_RubySlippersMarch 18, 2011

    Fantastic outfit, Stef! I've got a canal-boat featuring post coming up myself, also taken on that one day of good weather last week. ; )

    You made me super-nostalgic... I didn't know that quote was from Winnie the Pooh, but my Canadian grandma used to say it ever spring, and I repeat it to myself every time I see the first flowers.

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  26. Such pretty colours - both your outfit and the green. I loved looking at those little boats on the river. I couldn't believe people actually LIVED in them! Always love a Pooh quote :)

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  27. You look awesome. That jacket & the beret were the perfect touches! I think my favorite shot is the close up of you w/the city(school?) in the background. That canal is sooo pretty. You make me miss green grass so much!

    PS Thanks so much for your comments on my post. That last one (about post quantity) was especially encouraging. I'm so thankful to have awesome readers/blogging buddies like you!! xo

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  28. What an adorable dress! Ah yes i am so ready for spring weather as well. Then maybe it won't be so hard to get out of bed in the morning ;)

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  29. Mr Dickens was definitely right in his observations of this time of year. I find it is the kind of weather that looks so appealing when looking out on it, but is surprisingly bitter in parts. However, there is something so hopeful about the feel of spring in the air.
    Love both the dress, and the coat over the top (the fur collar being a particular highlight!) - they both have a very classic feel.

    http://clothescamerasandcoffee.blogspot.com/

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  30. EsmeandthelanewayMarch 18, 2011

    Gorgeous – and such a lovely location, too :)

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  31. Ohh that dress is so gorgeous. And so are these pictures! I love your moving ones...GIFs? I have no idea, haha ;)
    I am so glad to see the end of February! Even though it's the shortest month, it feels like the longest. As long as the sun is hot, I can deal with the wind being cold!
    M xo

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  32. Oh, I hate those kinds of days between seasons, but this look is pretty. x

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  33. props for quoting winnie the pooh! haha! i love this dress on you :)

    xx
    heyrocketgirl

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  34. Your ModCloth dress!! Lovely per usual, the .gif with the wind blowing your dress is adorable!

    Also that Dickens quote is so perfect, ugh I love concise and truth revealing quotes like that!


    xx
    MILK TEETHS

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  35. Fantastic post, as ever. You do love greens and blues: I love that dress and Cabridge at the back.
    Here, March starts very sunny and warming up, so we are off to Málaga for a few days.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  36. Great outfit! I love the floral fabric. One of my ambitions is to live on a houseboat one day... probably during the summer though.

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  37. Emily_RubySlippersAugust 24, 2011

    Fantastic outfit, Stef! I've got a canal-boat featuring post coming up myself, also taken on that one day of good weather last week. ; )

    You made me super-nostalgic... I didn't know that quote was from Winnie the Pooh, but my Canadian grandma used to say it ever spring, and I repeat it to myself every time I see the first flowers.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Such pretty colours - both your outfit and the green. I loved looking at those little boats on the river. I couldn't believe people actually LIVED in them! Always love a Pooh quote :)

    ReplyDelete
  39. You look awesome. That jacket & the beret were the perfect touches! I think my favorite shot is the close up of you w/the city(school?) in the background. That canal is sooo pretty. You make me miss green grass so much!

    PS Thanks so much for your comments on my post. That last one (about post quantity) was especially encouraging. I'm so thankful to have awesome readers/blogging buddies like you!! xo

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  40. What an adorable dress! Ah yes i am so ready for spring weather as well. Then maybe it won't be so hard to get out of bed in the morning ;)

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  41. Mr Dickens was definitely right in his observations of this time of year. I find it is the kind of weather that looks so appealing when looking out on it, but is surprisingly bitter in parts. However, there is something so hopeful about the feel of spring in the air.
    Love both the dress, and the coat over the top (the fur collar being a particular highlight!) - they both have a very classic feel.

    http://clothescamerasandcoffee.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  42. EsmeandthelanewayAugust 24, 2011

    Gorgeous – and such a lovely location, too :)

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  43. Ohh that dress is so gorgeous. And so are these pictures! I love your moving ones...GIFs? I have no idea, haha ;)
    I am so glad to see the end of February! Even though it's the shortest month, it feels like the longest. As long as the sun is hot, I can deal with the wind being cold!
    M xo

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  44. Oh, I hate those kinds of days between seasons, but this look is pretty. x

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  45. props for quoting winnie the pooh! haha! i love this dress on you :)

    xx
    heyrocketgirl

    ReplyDelete
  46. Your ModCloth dress!! Lovely per usual, the .gif with the wind blowing your dress is adorable!

    Also that Dickens quote is so perfect, ugh I love concise and truth revealing quotes like that!


    xx
    MILK TEETHS

    ReplyDelete
  47. i love this outfit, hooray for spring! your coat is so incredibly adorable! i have always dreamed of living in a little houseboat somewhere--something very simple and cozy and full of books :)

    speaking of books, i actually haven't read much chuck palahniuk before (except fight club), which surprises even me. i imagine his books to be like infinite jest or naked lunch (both of which i did read and were too graphic for my tastes). maybe a little bit of bret easten ellis thrown in? i prefer tom robbins or kurt vonnegut for my contemporary male authors, but i do enjoy tormented protagonists--as long as their torment is psychological/philosophical instead of physical (and not just drug-induced :)

    oh, and agreed re: five people you meet in heaven. i read the book solely because the title sounded interesting, but the book certainly wasn't. luckily it was short :)

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  48. Emily, Resplendent TranquilityAugust 24, 2011

    The stories you shared of your friends & their house boat happenings gave me a good laugh. I've never been on a house bout, but would like to. It just seems like an experience one ought to have.

    Ah, bare arms in the sunshine, if only momentary, must have felt so nice! That dress is perfect for spring. It's almost here! :)

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  49. I love the Dickens quote. It is sooo evocative. And, I love the pattern on the dress. Organic yet geometric. :)

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  50. haha this really is quite a perfect pooh bear quote. and these photos are amazing!!! seems like you're at the most lovely places all the time.

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  51. TrophyboutiqueAugust 24, 2011

    Wow it's pretty there. And look! Your arms!

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  52. Now I want to go fly a kite. . .but I've never done so before.

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  53. I saw my first robin of the season the other day. I wonder if this would be the same place a scene from the film about Sylvia Plath was filmed. The scene depicted the young Sylvia and Ted Hughes reciting poetry to each other.

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  54. The river & boats make a wonderful photo backdrop! I'm pulling out the colourful spring clothes too, it seems like I'm not the only one that hates the month of February.

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  55. That's such a lovely dress, I adore the classically feminine silhouette and retro print. The green tights and brown boots give it an earthy feel, quite perfect for the location. And I love the little .gif at the end!! Your photos are so incredible.

    Also, thank you for your kind and thoughtful comments lately. And good luck on your lens repair :)

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  56. I love that gif, it looks gorgeously springtime-y! What a beautiful dress, the pattern is amazing!

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