tiny adventures: rainy dunes on Texel

dunes, texel / anne van midden / inspire stylingDon't get me wrong, I love warm summer days.. to spend the entire day outside, eat in the garden, walk around barefoot, feeling the salty water and sand on my skin. I love it. But I loved these dark clouds too!

A week ago we spent the weekend at Texel and after a sunny day on the beach we walked out into the forest and the dunes next to it. With clouds gathering above our heads and raindrops falling down it felt more like November than July. But in stead of going back to the car we walked on and snapped some pictures of these sloping hills filled with blossoming honeysuckle. Oh, how I wish I could make you smell that sweet summer scent! dunes, texel / anne van midden / inspire stylingdunes, texel / anne van midden / inspire styling dunes, texel / anne van midden / inspire styling dunes, texel / anne van midden / inspire styling

tiny adventures: golden hour between the trees

golden hour between the trees | Inspire Styling blogThis Easter weekend my love and I went to Texel. For those who have missed it, my husband is born on this island in the North Sea and his family still lives there. So every family visit is a weekend away, which is lovely. To have that true mini holiday feeling we always try to get out, just the two of us. To our favorite forest, heathland or the beach or course. I love the peace I find there every time. I can hear Stefan laughing about this sentence, because most of the time I get really excited about the beach. There is something in that salty air that makes my head go bananas! ;)

Last Saturday we sat inside at my father in laws and I saw that gorgeous sunlight through the window. I made Stefan get up instantly, we jumped in the car and chased the sun. They don't call it golden hour for nothing, it doesn't last forever! I actually ran some bits to make sure I could catch the last light of that beautiful sunny day. And I don't run. Period. It was worth it the exception! Time for me to prove it.. Enjoy :) golden hour between the trees | Inspire Styling bloggolden hour between the trees | Inspire Styling bloggolden hour between the trees | Inspire Styling bloggolden hour between the trees | Inspire Styling bloggolden hour between the trees | Inspire Styling bloggolden hour between the trees | Inspire Styling bloggolden hour between the trees | Inspire Styling bloggolden hour texel - Inspire Styling blog24golden hour between the trees | Inspire Styling bloggolden hour between the trees | Inspire Styling blog It doesn't look like a flat Dutch island at all, does it? I'm in love with this place and this light! :)

♥ Anne

tiny adventures: first autumn days

My favorite month has started: October! I love everything about Autumn.. the crisp air, the deep red, orange and yellow leaves, , snuggling with a wool blanket on the couch on rainy days, chestnuts, pumpkin soup, scarfs, knitwear and going outside! On one of the first Autumn days (well, actually it was more like Indian Summer!) we enjoyed the purple haze on Texel. The heathland was so beautiful!first autumn days | Inspire Styling journalfirst autumn days | Inspire Styling journalfirst autumn days | Inspire Styling journalfirst autumn days | Inspire Styling journal Stefan decided he would try some filming, since he is always waiting while I take pictures. We tried filming these maple tree seeds, because they do that cute helicopter thing when you throw them in the air. It looked super cool in real life, but on film it wasn't really visible. Oh well, maybe next time! :)

I hope I get to do a fall wedding soon, I can't wait to use these seeds as confetti!! first autumn days | Inspire Styling journalfirst autumn days | Inspire Styling journalfirst autumn days | Inspire Styling journalfirst autumn days | Inspire Styling journalfirst autumn days | Inspire Styling journalfirst autumn days | Inspire Styling journal My backpack probably looks pretty out of place here.. Stefan was carrying it, untill he found some kind of cave/bunker. There were bats inside and everything. And my man is crazy about bats, so he crawled inside this tiny hole. The bag didn't fit, it found a temporary place on this tree :) first autumn days | Inspire Styling journalfirst autumn days | Inspire Styling journal Remember the thing I said about it being Indian Summer like? Well, on most moments it was great, the sun was shining and it was warm enough to take our jackets off. Untill the rain came... oh that crazy ass rain! We ran through the woods to find shelter and rewarded ourselves with some hot chocolate at a café. I have to remind myself to buy a rainproof coat someday.. ;)

After a few more showers, the sun came out again and we made a pitstop in a beautiful field. I love heathland, the entire landscape changes from green to purple and back again. And to see the sun lighten up those tiny flowers.. sigh! first autumn days | Inspire Styling journalfirst autumn days | Inspire Styling journalfirst autumn days | Inspire Styling journalfirst autumn days | Inspire Styling journal My mother-in-law took these pictures of us with a tiny caterpillar. I have no idea how we found this guy, I guess Stefan saw it walking somewhere. He always spots the tiniest animals, it's like he has some kind of radar! first autumn days | Inspire Styling journalfirst autumn days | Inspire Styling journalfirst autumn days | Inspire Styling journal We went into the woods so I could do a little familyshoot of Stefan and his mom. A great way to practice my new lens with people instead of leaves and flowers. Some photos turned out a bit blurry because I am still getting to know my camera, but most of them are so sweet! This is one of my favorites, look at these lovely people! family shoot in the woods | Inspire Styling journal After her own shining moment Janny shot these really cute photos of us. I love them! first autumn days | Inspire Styling journalfirst autumn days | Inspire Styling journal Enjoy this lovely season and don't forget to step outside every now and then!

♥ Anne