Tuesday, September 28, 2010

black and white Wednesday - orchard

Autumn Haiku

'Old pear tree
starlings announce
harvest time.'

~ Philip Noble

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For us as a family no Fall is complete without a visit to a local apple orchard.
Where (on Saturday) some raspberry tasting was done.

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And on our trek up the hill to the orchards, we met a couple of new friends.

I don't know what he was thinking when I captured the image below,
but shortly after that Will said,
"That's a big horse, Mommy!"

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At the top of the hill there were rows and rows of apples.
And more varieties than we could imagine.
So they started picking a few.

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And munching.

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And playing...

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We came home with bags of tasty apples.
So far I've baked 2 apple pies (one to eat and one I gave away).
I still have apples on my kitchen counter.
Will is my apple lover and eats at least 2 a day.

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This was a dreary and rainy morning,
 thankfully the rain stopped just as we arrived.
To me there's nothing better than spending time with family
on a weekend day like this.

It's Black and White Wednesday again. :)
Hope you're having a great week.

the long road

19 kind words:

Kim said...

You know what I am going to say..
And you know that you posting this has made my evening way better..
I love seeing the kids smiling faces..
It gives me hope of seeing Isabella's smiling face..
Loveya my friend..

Colin and Jill Canada said...

Your photography is BEYOND amazing.


Laurie said...

Love, love, love the one with the apple on Grace's head. Adorable!! And oh my goodness, that horse was, like, freakishly huge! :)

Jodee Leader said...

Cute pictures! They look fabulous in black and white!

Kayce said...

Oh goodness I love these! I love the one of Will and the horse! That is a moment to share when he's 17! Beautiful as always my friend and most definitely inspiring as well!

Love Letters To China said...


Each post of yours gets more and more amazing. I love these pictures! They make me feel as if I was with you every step of the way (thank you btw, since I won't be seeing any apple orchards around these parts).

It's hard for me to pick a favorite. I believe your kids don't even notice you clicking away anymore. They are enjoying themselves and it shows through every photo. Beautiful....

Happy Wednesday!


Number 6 and no more counting! said...

wow, was a gorgeous spread of pictures. Makes me want to head to the apple orchard and make some pies. Our thanksgiving is in two weeks!

Thank you, for getting my day off to a great start.


PS. I think you should open a quaint little shop and sell your beautiful pictures.

7th heaven: 4Chinadolls 1gentleboy said...

Beautiful pics...we LOVE to apple pick every September as well..so sad that this year looks like we will have to skip it:(

Marla said...

These are awesome Gail, that does look like a perfect fall weekend!

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

I love all of these photos...and I can just see the documentation you capture with EVERY picture...and the last one is my favorite. You have the greatest ideas and best little models also.

Jboo said...

ADorable photos -- what a fun family time! And apple pie -- yum!!!


Freckles & Dimples Photography said...

Love the photo of your daughter with the apple on her head! simply adorable...

Terri said...

My kids love apples too!
The picture wuth Will and the horse is too cute! It does look BIG! But I think my favorite picture of the bunch is the one with Grace and the apple on her head! =)

Wanda said...

(sorry to be MIA today and/or reapeating myslef. I keep getting bumped off this comment post. Am trying again.)

Love these shots - especially the last one of Grace and the apple on her head. So creative.

Seems we were thinking the same thing again this week with our apple orchard theme. (Kindred spirits!!) =)

I'm glad you're enjoying the fall and taking full advantage of all the artistry out there. I just went into your photography website again (for a visit ya know) and am so inspired by your style and eye. Really great work!!

Enjoy your week!

justine said...

what a lovely selection of photographs, I love the horse ones best, what lovely children you have, so photogenic

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love the picture of the horse and Will next to each other!! What great contrast, between your little guy and that big fellow!!

I also love the photo with the apple of Grace's head!! It's really adorable! Your photos are always a treat! I always find inspiration whenever I visit :)

Mackenzie said...

Beautiful post! The photos are absolultey beautiful. Nothing like black and white to remember these beautiful fall memories with!

Casey said...


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Gail, these are STUNNING!! It looks like you had a fantastic day at the orchard. Looking at these photos made me feel as if I was right there with you...... and I can feel the JOY coming from both Will and Grace:)



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