Thursday, October 6, 2011

Favorite Photo Friday - apple picking season


Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird 
I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. 

 ~George Eliot
It was a gloriously beautiful day Saturday and we made the little trek down
to our favorite apple orchard.
As I recall Grace and I first came here on a pre-school field trip when she was 4.
We've made it a little family tradition to come here every Fall.
One year it was so cold that we had our Winter coats on and it even snowed a little.

We still have plenty of apples left, and now I'm thinking I better get going on some baking this weekend.

And if you're interested, my favorite of this series is the below image,
a candid of Grace and William picking raspberries.
I love Grace's expression.


Happy Friday!

the long road

17 kind words:

Kayce said...

Beautiful!! We're off to do some apple picking this weekend I'm hoping. Looks like fall has fallen in your neck of the woods. :)

Laurie said...

I needed that quote about autumn yesterday when my blog was being re-designed. It would have been PERFECT since I too would travel the world for successive autumns. Your pictures are so beautiful. I especially love the colors Grace wears!!

Sharon said...

Just gorgeous! I love that last one too.

the meaklims said...

Absolutely my favourite too! It's stunning. And it looks like your littles were having so much fun!

My favourite shots are definitely the every day life ones you catch without your subject realizing!

Wanda said...

What lovely memories captured. And I love the processing with the purple. So vivid.

Missed you too. Nice to be back for a visit. Have a great week-end!

Buckeroomama said...

Oh, Gail, these are just simply beautiful! I scrolled up and down and up and down again. The colors are lovely, but I think most of all, I love the moments you captured. :)

Misty said...

I love your favorite photo. Way to capture the candids!

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

What a fun tradition!! I love this whole series. I sure wish we had some apple orchards around here..not only for the apples ;) Great pictures!!

Ashley Sisk said...

Gorgeous shots - apple picking isn't a big thing here but you make it look like so much fun!

Ellie said...

these are gorgeous gail - and grace is uber cute in that outfit!

xo ellie

Alyson and Ford said...

We are so envious of your apple picking! Beautiful photos too!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Simply GORGEOUS! I must find myself an orchard around here someplace. It looks so fun!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...


I love this set of pictures. I feel really struck by how tall Grace is getting. Has she had a growth spurt?

Really Gail, these pictures are really something. I feel like you should make applesauce!


Courtney said...

Beautiful photos. I am headed out to get some apples to make some yummy apple treats this weekend.

Sharon Ankerich said...

What a beautiful orchard. LOVE all your photos!!! We had hoped to take the girls to an orchard this past week during Fall break but EK has been so sick and we found out Thursday she has mono. Will be nursing her back to health before we head to China. :O LOVE Grace's outfit~ such color!!! Will is adorable too! We decided this week we are going to name our Will~ William Perry Minzhong Ankerich... keeping Perry since it is what he is called at SF~ a tribute to their amazing care of him. What do you think? I think I saw on FB where someone was coming 10 hours to get you to shoot their family. I think we are coming too. LOL XOXO

Heidi Reitz said...

Lovely day captured once again.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...


I love the way you processed these Gail.... just beautiful!



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