Tuesday, August 16

when summer takes a day off


i had mentioned in my previous post last weekend was wonderful. 

sunday  i was to have the morning off and k and elle would be up early to do chores, i woke them up at nine fifteen:) we had a long breakfast.  even though the clouds promised rain we were determined to go pick some more blueberries at our neighbours farm, there is bushes and bushes bursting with fruit that no one picks. we put sweaters on and walked to our destination.  through the gate the horses greeted us, the apple trees lined the paths red shiny fruit had our arms reaching for low branches, was it fall? it did feel as if autumn came early.  we filled our baskets up to the rim with blueberries taking our time , i watched k. pick  berries i could not help notice him through the bushes " it is peaceful here i said" he agreed  i think he was surprised at how relaxing it was, although elle had never stopped talking not for even a minute. we walked and ate apples on our way back. i washed the berries and filled so many bags and stored them in the freezer, i will go again this week and fill my baskets (hopefully with ripe blackberries too) so i could make jam with a visiting friend. when we got home we made lemon poppy seed bread for k. to take to work, a banana loaf and blueberry scones as we watched a movie, then we were off for a walk just as the rain began to fall, we grabbed our rain gear and off we went to check on our apple trees where we discovered something exciting but i will share that with you another day.  i made dinner as elle and k played cards they made me laugh at how many times the rules of the game got changed, then i joined them for a game as we ate dinner.

as i went to bed the wet weather had gotten  to me but k held out his hand and offered me the warmth of the sun and we fell asleep.

* elle found the feather in the blueberry bush, there is so many birds while we pick but this one must had many bluberries and tainted his feathers:)








8 comments:

Caroline said...

I am swooning over these photos!!! They are simply beautiful!!

Dorissa said...

What a beautiful way to spend time together! We love long breakfasts and for you all to get to spend a day at a farm relishing in nature's gifts and bounty... ahhhh.

country girl said...

I am utterly in love with your life and pictures.
xo

Agnès said...

the apples and berries are so beautiful!

spread your wings said...

how rich your life is.

the wild magnolia said...

who could ask for anything more.

blueberries, blackberries, horses, yellow weeds, hoomans, poppy seed and banana loaf, holding hands and sweet sleep.

sigh.......

Elizabeth said...

I am always in awe at the beauty of your photos. Simply stunning, and such a wonderful way to spend the day with family.

Christina said...

so very beautiful.
xo