Monday, October 18, 2010

Crush on Orchards

This week we traveled to Apple Hill, California to celebrate our Ruby's 6th birthday. We were on a mission to thrill her with pony rides, hay and corn mazes, pumpkin patches, apple pie a la mode, apple donuts. It's Apple Hill and all that is apple reigns. 
After a day of crowds and crafts we stumbled into the last orchard for tasting and buying a sack of bounty to affirm our day in apple land. It was here where we picked some of our own and Ruby was delighted.
Apparently, this was all she had wanted to do...pick her own apple. Afterall, she was six now and six year olds can run, jump, and pluck an apple from the lowest of branches all by themselves.

I heart faces gave us a perfect photo challenge this week. I decided to share this self-portrait of all of us. We have about two photos a year where I am on the other side of the lens. This is one of them. I must enter it as I don't think the stars and challenges will align again.  This is my tribe in the orchard.


  1. ooo... what a gorgeous shot -- love all the contrast! and how fun that YOU are in it!!

  2. so pretty! that is definitely frame-able!
    i think there's only 1 or 2 shots a year that have me in them, too! :o)

  3. Thank you ladies. To think I got a family photo and it's not even my birthday! WooHoo!

  4. love the vintage-y b&w, so perfect with the orchard, a darling family pic!! ;-))


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