gratitude photos from my midwest road trip

By Rachel Awes on May 5, 2014

i wanted to share with you a few photos from my midwest road trip last week + am deeply thankful for:

the beautiful water accompanying me along highway 61

lake city photo

the dear animals along the way. i called this one “beautiful presence” (do you see the heart on her chest?!)

beautiful presence photo

the warm reception as i shared my books/art in a cafe + shops

root note photo

the new young + amazing girlfriends i met…these sisters are from winona, mn. the younger one is an aspiring artist + bought my book “diving in” + the older is an aspiring author + bought my book “all i did was listen” + furthermore wrote two book reviews about them on her blog!

winona sisters photo

+ this is brilliant abigail, who i will be featuring in a summer “listening to you” post! (don’t we look a bit alike? lucky me!)

me n abigail photo

+ here is abigail’s mom + i, the next morning, + a little snapshot of her art studio. bless her heart for hosting me overnight + caring for me. kindness rocks.

friends photo

studio photo

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so much wild beauty everywhere. glad for such a gulp.

all with love, rachel

for those of you in the midwest, i’d love to see you this saturday, may 10 from 1-3, at a book signing at the bibelot shop on grand ave in st. paul! you can click on this link to see more: bibelot shops

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