Wednesday, March 27, 2013

the fine art of sleeping outdoors

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I am slowly learning to feel relaxed while sleeping outdoors. no walls protecting. not even a tent. I am a person of fears, and a person of wild imagination and I am terribly afraid of the dark. it ranges between the most unrealistic to the most realistic fears you can imagine. killer pigs or serial killers. while sleeping in the desert I was even afraid of tigers, and add to that that there aren’t many left anymore…

anyhow, so each time I wake up to feel the bliss of nature, the bliss of being alive, I feel a little bit stronger and a little bit more free, having stepped out of my so very comfortable and comforting comfort zone.

(here and here a few more temporary homes)

23 comments:

fröken L said...

Modigt!
Tror bara att jag har sovit en gång under bar himmel, och det är ju verkligen något helt annat än att sova i tält. Även om tältduken troligen inte skulle stoppa varken mördarvildsvin, massmördare eller tigrar...

Jag älskar bilden!
Och jag älskar dig!
Puss!

Marrit said...

Wat mooi en bijzonder, op zo'n plek onder de sterrenhemel slapen, al lijkt het me ook wel even wennen en best spannend :).

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Iris Vank said...

Ohh dat lijkt mij ook eng en bijzonder!! Ik heb nog nooit in de open lucht geslapen. Toch eens doen?

Daan said...

Och, ik ben ook een vreselijke bangerik, ik durf niet eens in de tuin te slapen ... maar het lijkt mij wel heerlijk zo echt buiten (maar zodra het echt donker wordt ....)

Gracia said...

Snap! I am like you with my wild imagination. Serial pigs and killers all the way...

Pascale said...

OH ! What peaceful photos !!!
I wish I could be there with you..

I am a bit like you at night... It can be awful...full of serial killers (or not serial) & so !

Brrrrrrrrrrr...

kristin på krickelin said...

Oj vad modigt och vackert.

anna said...

:) gosigt det ser ut! men alltså, inte är du en person of fears... tvärtom upplever jag dig. glad påsk! önskar du vore hemma!

HAMPTON SC said...

Maravillosas fotografías!
Saludos desde Madrid

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh, I love that first photo! A rugged guy, a little baby, in the desert under a rose comforter...that is fabulous!

and, I'm still afraid of the creepy thing under my bed that will grab my leg if I dare hang it over the side during the night!!

Definately, less inhibitions and less fears makes for better living.

s said...

låter fantastiskt skönt! fast jag trodde en tjej från Vendel var van vid alla skogens djur & isbjörnarna vi påstås ha här uppe?
whatever, så glad för din skull, låter som du har det riktigt bra!

Geoffrey Dunn said...

They look snug and most content ... nothing but stars at night and sunrise in the morning ... lovely! :-)

till-vidas-ara said...

Åå vilka bilder! helt fantastiskt vilken speciell stämning här..! ville kika in mellan klättrande barn och önska en underbar påsk. kikar mer sen..och önskar dig det du vill ha i väder, vind och människor..känslor

kramar Lycke

demie said...

dear Sara you are brave!
I have been sleeping in a tent a few times or rather I have been awake all night in them...
I think mostly of bears.

love you girl

querido diário said...

i don't know if i could do it,but it seems like a good experience,something i might try!

love your pictures :)

sarapirat said...

lovisa, nej förvisso...men man känner sig helt klart mer sårbar utan tältduk.
älskar dig med! puss och kram

marrit, mmmmmhm, heel bijzonder! misschien volgende keer dat ik in nederland bent ga ik daar ook onder de hemel slapen!
:)

iris, ja! doe maar! heel bijzonder...

daan, hehehe! misschien dus ook een gooie les voor jou?!

gracia, :) i try to get rid of it...does not work so well yet. but still!

pascale, such a limiting fear it is. but join us here! on a wildcamping session, it is so much fun.

kristin, tusen tack! välkommen!

anna, hahah, komiskt att jag verkar orädd för så är det ju verkligen inte...tyvärr! men jobbar på det! kramar

hampton sc, greetings back! thank you and welcome..

sarah, oh iknow that feeling. and still experience it. used to jump from my parents doorpost to their bed when i was a child for that exact reason. it was quite far,...probably landed on their legs! :)

s, hahaha! nej du! fel hade du! kramar

geoffrey, yes, lovely it was! and to observe them just like that, and having the moment to pull out the camera without waking them up...

lycke, glad påsk kära du! stora kramar

demie, wuahhah, i guess that was while tenting in norway? bears! would love to see one, but on a safe distance. my grandmother once did, when she was berryplucking in the forest! WOAAAH! love back!

q.d, try it! and thank you much!

Nanna said...

Så HIMLENS vackra bilder sara! Och så modigt. När jag reste jorden runt som 20 åring sov jag under bar himmel i Australien en gång. Läskigt (mest rädd för ormar var jag då) och samtidigt helt magiskt. En sån stark frihetskänsla att kura i sin sovsäck och titta upp i universum.

Glad påsk fina, glad att ha hittat dig!

Kram

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

I am loving all these temporary homes & the magic of living out side & all the fears & joys that go with it.

Sweet photos too!

sarapirat said...

nanna, precis det du beskriver! att titta upp och ut i stora universum.
i australien blir det genast lite läskigare, med den floran och faunan! :) kramar

sally, join the club! :)

Anikó said...

so brave of you to face your primal fears. i'm sometimes quite terrified when we go to the forest to the summer house, even though i love the idyll of it. i'm also afraid of animals in the woods and when swimming in the dark waters of the lake, and sometimes even of the old attic and old mirrors... i love the idea of getting back to nature, and feel the need for it but it is scary...

Heart Box Studio said...

I just love visiting you...you have the most glorious adventures sweet girl:) XO

kirsten said...

Wat een heel erg lieve en fijne foto's zeg! Geniet!