Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Apple Pickin'















Top: Gap; Pants: Gap; Flats: c/o Ross; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Ben is obsessed with u-pick during the summer and fall and it's pretty easy to see why once I get out into farm country with him. When I'm out in the middle of a field picking perfect fruit off of the tree, I get this insane "the world is bountiful!" emotion. Probably the opposite of the emotion I experience on a daily basis when watching the world news flash by or wandering city streets amidst the concrete. It's just so perfect underneath an apple tree, the whole world smelling like sweet and crisp Gravensteins, and watching bugs and bees go about their daily business, eating fruit and wandering lazily about a field.

Out on Sauvie Island on Labor Day, we wandered about a prune plum orchard, picked a box full of massive apples, bought a bear full of local berry honey, picked fat tomatoes, and bell peppers. Our house looks like a farm stand and everything feels right in the world - big red fruits and veggies filling the kitchen full of sweet, farm-fresh smells.

23 comments

  1. They look very yummy!

    XO

    Jeanne

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  2. How beautiful! I've always wanted to go pick apples!

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  3. Oh my gosh I LOOVEEEE fresh fruit! I am looking for a KC farm right now to do some picking myself!
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  4. Apple picking is one of my fav things to do in the fall! Love your easy (and chic look) for the occasion!

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  5. aahh already!? This is my favorite time of year! I go to this lovely little apple orchard that also has apple donuts and cider! Looks like you had a great time.. I love your sunglasses! xo ClassToCloset

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  6. Looks like it was fun! Brings back memories!
    Hope
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  7. You look so cute in that hat! I think maybe we need to go apple picking this year, I haven't gone in forever!

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  8. Lovely casual outfit! Apple picking is always so much fun. I'm actually going myself this Saturday

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  9. I love that emotion you're talking about... I always feel like that when I'm in the mountains. I've never gone apple picking but I think it'd be so fun... looks peaceful :)

    xo Natasja

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  10. Being out in the country is so nice! I'm hoping there are still apples to be picked for a little trip planned next week.
    xo Adri
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  11. Super cute! Love the photos!

    ~Mel

    http://girlandthepolkadot.blogspot.com/

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  12. This looks so much fun!! Makes me wanna go apple picking!


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  13. Great photos! what a beautiful location
    xo
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  14. Nice post! You look really cute :)

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  15. There is definitely something about picking your own fruit, especially at an orchard as beautiful as this one, that reminds you just how pretty our world is. Love your shoes! And your hat is really cute.

    Melanie | UnraveledThreads

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  16. Love apple picking. One of my favorite fall activities! Your photos are great! xo - Katie - hauteallure.com

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  17. Super cute pics and gorgeous casual look :)

    glamdevils

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  18. awww i wana take my son raspberry picking!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  19. hannah @ The Braided BanditSeptember 5, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    The perfect, simple look for apple picking. The fruit trees look so pretty! Have a great weekend :)

    xo Hannah

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  20. Love this look! Can't wait to go apple picking, myself!
    xo Kat
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  21. How fun! I would love to go apple picking, but I don't think there are any places to do that around where I live. I would love to go pick a bunch of fresh produce like you did!


    Nikki
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