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The Secret Garden

“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”…
“It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…”
―~Frances Hodgson Burnett

On a foggy day in Blowing Rock,NC I went out with Paul Cory Photography and captured some Spring inspired magic. It wasn’t exactly shot in a garden…although there were flowers,plants and life all around. It’s actually a beautiful place called Bass Lake. If you are familiar with Moses Cone Manor…it overlooks this lake. It’s a favorite spot of mine.

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The costuming/headdress was all upcycled/repurposed by me. The corset is handmade,also by me. Every element was important or special to me in some way. The iron keys on my belt were given to me by my great-aunt Virginia who was like a grandmother to me. The tambourine was my dads from when he played in a band during the 70’s and the fringe wrap is from my great – great grandmother. I keep everything….always.

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The majestic backdrop of nature…you really just cannot beat it!

Bass Lake is very much like a secret garden. When I lived in Blowing Rock,I could walk there from my house. I did so often. The main path around the lake is nice…but once you wonder off the beaten path it’s just magic. So many areas to explore.

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

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“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”
~Margaret Atwood

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Paul Cory Photography captured the feel of Spring perfectly in these photos. I am honored to have been a part of this lovely day ❤

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“It is a very beautiful day. The woman looks around and thinks: ‘there cannot ever have been a spring more beautiful than this. I did not know until now that clouds could be like this. I did not know that the sky is the sea and that clouds are the souls of happy ships, sunk long ago. I did not know that the wind could be tender, like hands as they caress – what did I know – until now?”
~Unica Zürn

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My life has finally got me back in a position to shoot again. Motivation has been at an all time low but I think with the Spring and more of my plants starting to grow…I’m starting to come back around. So…stay tuned 🙂 I have tons of magic to share with you!!

All photos property of Paul Cory Photography ❤

Until next time…

In flowers,

MKKXOXO♥

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