Vanessa K. Eccles

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“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves.” – Humbert Wolfe
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I love Savannah anytime, but it’s particularly special in October. I took this one a few years back and am still in love with the sweeping stairs lined with vibrant pumpkins.
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💬 Where’s your favorite place to visit in the fall?
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#signsofautumn #thatautumnmagic #thisisautumnlife #chasingautumn #upandautumn #cherishandrelish_october #myquietbeauty #thesincerestoryteller #amomentofwonder #alliseeispretty #quietinthewild #magnoliatree #whimsicalwonderfulwild #aquietstyle #aseasonalshift #daysofsmallthings #simpleandstill #simplenaturefinds #capturequiet #aseasonalyear #embracingtheedge #stillswithstories #littlestoriesofmylife #stylingtheseasons #aharvestpack #autumnvibes #myquietstyle #savannahga #pumpkins
Late afternoon colors bounced in the air,
as the scent of peanuts hung close,
reminding her of carnivals and roasted corn cobs.
She wanted to stop and bask in this quiet moment—
a country girl in a field of southern snow. 🍂🍁
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 #signsofautumn #thatautumnmagic #thisisautumnlife #chasingautumn #upandautumn #cherishandrelish_october #myquietbeauty #thesincerestoryteller #amomentofwonder #alliseeispretty #quietinthewild #magnoliatree #whimsicalwonderfulwild #aquietstyle #aseasonalshift #daysofsmallthings #simpleandstill #simplenaturefinds #capturequiet #aseasonalyear #embracingtheedge #stillswithstories #littlestoriesofmylife #stylingtheseasons #aharvestpack #autumnvibes #cottonfield #southernsnow
It’s a french press kind of morning, slow and peaceful. I’m trying to learn the art of steady mindfulness and how to live more intentionally. I want to always be present, savoring every morsel of every moment.
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💬 What’s one thing that helps make a perfect morning for you?
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#signsofautumn #thatautumnmagic #thisisautumnlife #chasingautumn #upandautumn #cherishandrelish_october #myquietbeauty #thesincerestoryteller #amomentofwonder #alliseeispretty #quietinthewild #magnoliatree #whimsicalwonderfulwild #aquietstyle #aseasonalshift #daysofsmallthings #simpleandstill #simplenaturefinds #capturequiet #aseasonalyear #stillswithstories #littlestoriesofmylife #stylingtheseasons #aharvestpack #autumnvibes #livefolk #beautifulmorning #coffee #frenchpress
My favorite part of our stay at Unicoi State Park a few weeks ago was this quite morning walk with Prince Charming. Nature—what a stunning creature. 🍁🛶🏕
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#unicoistatepark #gastateparks #galeafwatch #reflection_shotz 
#naturephoto #landscape_captures #awesome_earthpix #natureaddict #rsa_rural #awesomeearth #nature_wizards #gottalove_a_ #allnatureshots #instanaturelover #earth_deluxe #instapassport #aroundtheworldpix #ig_masterpiece #campinassp #flashesofdelight #travelog #mytinyatlas #visualmobs #forahappymoment #travelon #quietinthewild #whimsicalwonderfulwild #cornersofmyworld
All the pretty colors. 🍁
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#signsofautumn #thatautumnmagic #thisisautumnlife #chasingautumn #upandautumn #cherishandrelish_october #myquietbeauty #thesincerestoryteller #amomentofwonder #alliseeispretty #quietinthewild #whimsicalwonderfulwild #aquietstyle #aseasonalshift #daysofsmallthings #simpleandstill #simplenaturefinds #capturequiet #aseasonalyear #embracingtheedge #stillswithstories #littlestoriesofmylife #stylingtheseasons #aharvestpack #autumnvibes
She wondered if her art
could ever be evergreen,
both pure and lovely
like the Magnolia,
with strong, noble blooms—
gentle yet bold,
feminine but powerful.
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Her fingers glide across
the slick leaf
in awe of its beauty,
of its ability to create
such magnificent wonder
from a wayward blown seed.
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It whispers—
maybe her ears 
are stringing their own words—
“Draw near to the light,
stop trying to fight
the wilderness inside.
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And perfect the eye to notice.”
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#signsofautumn #thatautumnmagic #thisisautumnlife #chasingautumn #upandautumn #cherishandrelish_october #myquietbeauty #thesincerestoryteller #amomentofwonder #alliseeispretty #quietinthewild #magnoliatree #whimsicalwonderfulwild #aquietstyle #aseasonalshift #daysofsmallthings #simpleandstill #simplenaturefinds #capturequiet #aseasonalyear #embracingtheedge #stillswithstories #littlestoriesofmylife #stylingtheseasons #aharvestpack #autumnvibes
Sunflowers in the fall are just perfect.
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Just another reminder that beauty is everywhere, always.
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#sunflowers🌻 #aseasonalshift #autumnvibes #quietinthewild #whimsicalwonderfulwild #fallaesthetic #fall #aharvestpack #beautyinnature #quietmoment #cornersofmyworld #flashesofdelight #autumn🍁🍂 #fall🍁#livefolk #simplenaturefinds #createinautumn #myseasonalstory
Happy Friday, sweet friend! We survived Hurricane Michael with only minor damage to the house, storage building, and yard. We did sustain some roof damage, so we’re praying for provision there. But all in all, we feel incredibly blessed it wasn’t worse for us. Our hearts go out to everyone affected. So many people are without power still—a lot of our family are too—and the damage is significant in certain areas.
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But what I find so amazing about times like these is how many kind, generous, and loving people come out to help and support others. The stories of neighborhoods coming together and strangers helping strangers reminds me just how many good people there are in the world. No matter what the news says, there is hope for humanity. 🖤
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The hurricane did bring one good thing with it—fall! 🍁 I cannot tell you how excited I was to wake up to cool weather outside today. Windows are open, and screen doors are letting the breeze flow. So thankful for tiny blessings!
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I’m reading #waitandsee by @wendy_pope, and y’all, it’s so good and nourishing to my soul in this season of life.
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💬What are you reading this weekend?
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#aseasonalshift #quietinthewild #whimsicalwonderfulwild #booktography #fallaesthetic #bookaesthetic #yankeecandle #capturequiet #cornersofmyworld #bookstagramfeature #booksonbooks #mybookishfeatures #theflatlaysquad #beautyofstillmoments #readersgonnaread #bookpic #booknerds #pumpkin #bookandcoffee #bookandcandle #autumndecor #fallreading #autumnvibes #aharvestpack #southernliving
Walks around the park with my someone are magical. This photo proves it. But just like everything in life, looks can be deceiving. We were blissful, fingers interlocked, feeling as calm as the water, but huge planes were constantly flying over our heads as they swooped into the neighboring airport.
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It’s possible to feel peace with the loud noise of the world around us, but it takes mindfulness (which I’m not always good at but am trying).
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Speaking of calm during the storms of life, I’m praying for everyone’s safety in the southeast the next few days. 🙏🏻
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#dallastx #travelmore
#naturephoto #main_vision #landscape_captures #awesome_earthpix #natureaddict #lakelife  #awesomeearth #nature_wizards #gottalove_a_ #allnatureshots #instanaturelover #sunset_ig  #instapassport #aroundtheworldpix #ig_masterpiece #flashesofdelight #travelog #mytinyatlas #explorecreate #theglobewanderer #forahappymoment #exploringtheglobe #travelon  #quietinthewild #darlingmovement #pursuepretty #dametraveller
💬 Have you ever caught yourself thinking this? 😆
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#fridayfunny #quoteoftheday✏️ #eyeroll #funnyquote #igauthorlife #expressyourself #sillyme #authenticity #fridayquotes #bookstagramer
💬 What’s one thing you’ve enjoyed doing since you were a kid?
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Even little me loved to travel and see old places and new things. I think 🤔 this was taken in Saint Augustine, FL when I was about five-years-old.
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Seeing new places always gets the stories flowing. Every place has its own tone and mystery. Wherever I go, I sense the characters in search of an author, and I can’t help but wonder... will they choose me?
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#throwbackthursday #instapassport #saintaugustine #littleme #authorlife #igauthorlife #writersofinstagram #artofvisuals #aroundtheworldpix #travelog #mytinyatlas #tbt #theglobewanderer #exploringtheglobe #travelon #oldplaceshavesoul #oldhouse #historicalphotography #travelog #travelgram #architecturelover #tourguide #saintaugustine
Q O T D 💬 Do you own an antique that has a story? I have an 1830s desk that I often imagine poetry being written there by some bard before me. I’d love to hear your story! Who knows? Maybe it’ll show up in my next poem!
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🕯 Beyond the Looking Glass 🕯
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Old mirrors have old eyes
that peer deep into the soul,
revealing more than
young mirrors ever could.
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But she was drawn to them
with their hairline cracks,
darkened shadows,
and haunting truths.
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It was the old mirrors
that scared her most.
If she were brave enough
to look, what would she see?
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#poetrygram #poetryofinsta #poemoninstagram #poetrycommunityofinstagram #musings #poetrycommunityofig #spilledink #poeticthoughts #thepoetlist #instapoet #poetrygram #halloween #mirrors #charlestonsc #explorecharleston  #photoart #lensflare #photographyeveryday #adobelightroom #photographyart #photographyartistic #photogrid #creativephotography #creativephotographer  #photographersofig #photographyisart #visualartist #explorecreate #southerngothic