Sunday, July 31, 2011

picture summer- day 31 {decorate for summer}

Final mosaic for the class. We were given a great project idea to make banners/ flags with our photos but I haven't had the time for that just yet!

picture summer- day 27 {getting the giggles}

picture summer- day 30 {sunset}

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

2011 upick chronicles

It's peak berry time right now. Today we picked boysenberries and black caps. Eva also picked some red currants and wants me to make some red currant- red raspberry sorbet with them. I'm hoping to make that in the next couple of days. The boysenberries will be both frozen and turned into jam. The weather has been gorgeous for picking.

Gorgeous rows of berries and upickers, all enjoying the sunshine and cool breezes.

I love how much smaller the black caps (black raspberries) are than the boysenberries.

I asked for a little luck today and what better place to find it than the upick.

Boysenberries are soft and plump. They have a pretty purple tint and darken as they ripen.

picture summer- day 11 {treat yourself}

Sour cherry pie.

picture summer- day 25 {magic number}

Sour cherry pie in four parts. (Sour cherries from my CSA. Recipe from Chez Panisse Fruit.)

picture summer- day 24 {larger than life}

Eva surprised me with this bunny ballerina costume. It worked for the jump shot too!

picture summer- day 23 {life is but a dream}

Playing around with a blue plastic bucket, some sunshine, water and this sailboat Eva made.

Miniature wishing well.

picture summer- day 19 {jump shot}

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

picture summer- day 26 {silhouette of summer}

Working on silhouettes. Happy that the sun came out to play today.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Our new kitten Sawyer. He's nearly 4 months and all white.

Eva and Sawyer.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

2011 upick chronicles

Today we were back at West Union Gardens to pick black raspberries (black caps), yellow raspberries and red raspberries. We picked a little over a flat mixed of all three berries. They were all great for picking but the red raspberries were at their finest! I'm hoping to go back soon to pick some more. Eva and I made raspberry and tayberry jam with most of the berries (the ones we didn't eat) that we picked on Saturday. Eva also wants to pick currants the next time we go.

Gooseberries, which we did not pick, but which we tasted.

Yellow raspberries.

Funky VW bus also found at the upick.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Picture Inspiration- week 20 {excavation}

{Coming in during the middle of this weekly class...}

Excavation- dig deep and discover what you enjoy taking photos of the most. This photo sums up quite a bit of that- my kids, {lately} Eva in her big sun hat, places we go, and {of course} the upick {and all the fruit found therein}.

picture summer- day 13 {juicy fruit}

Pears pairing.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Fourth of July (more)

The kids playing with sparklers on the Fourth.

2011 upick chronicles

Today Eva and I went to West Union Gardens for their first day of upicking. We picked a mixed flat of tayberries and raspberries. I must say, a flat fills up so much more quickly when Eva is picking as well! The tayberries were particularly easy to pick. The raspberries were just getting started and a little picked over at that.

picture summer- day 9 {the shape of things}

Berries and berry boxes.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

picture summer- day 7 {so subtle}

Playing around with the changing blueberry colors, I found this guy taking shelter on a few of the pinker berries. Samuel is in the background checking out a baby garden spider.

On the way to *blue*.

I love the delicate peachy-pink of these succulent flowers, particularly with the vibrant purple in the background.