Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread - Proverbs 30:8

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Apples and Pumpkins and a Birthday Girl


taking a moment to find joy in the little things

{pretty}
Over the weekend we headed to one of our favorite towns (Hood River) and did our annual apple and pumpkin picking. There are several fun farms to visit in Hood River and it's so picturesque. It was cloudy, but we were treated to beautiful views of Mt. Hood to the south and Mt. Adams (in Washington) to the north. It was cool to stand in the pumpkin field and look at one mountain, then turn around and look at the other. Beautiful setting...













{happy}
this girl...my youngest
She turned 8 on Sunday and we had a great day celebrating her. 
Her name...Kayleigh...means celebration





At the back of the apple orchard we saw a pasture with sheep and an alpaca.






{funny}
For some reason my oldest was stomping on fallen apples



And this was a birthday "hug" (attack) that I caught on camera



We were curious if the sheep would like apples, so we gave them one we found on the ground.



They actually fought over them and would push each other out of the way.

{real}
See that dot in the middle of the photo? I've got a dirty lens and I can't seem to get rid of it. Yesterday I had to take my camera in to be cleaned and it can take up to a week. So I'm camera-less...sad and a little expensive. But I want to get it cleaned before our upcoming trip to San Francisco. 


25 comments:

  1. Ah, every picture is so beautiful! I especially love the pumpkins with the mountain in the background and, of course, the gorgeous birthday girl! They look so big!

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    1. Thank you....I'm so glad the birthday girl wanted to go to the pumpkin patch for her birthday. But it's hard for me to wait until mid Oct to get my pumpkins!!

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  2. You are so talented with the camera and love the pic of the sisters hugging!!!!!

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    1. Thank you... it's rare to capture them hugging, so I'm always thankful when I do.

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  3. Great pictures
    Love those girls and the love they have for each other!!!

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  4. What gorgeous fall scenes!

    Happy birthday to her!!

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  5. What a gorgeous pumpkin patch! I lived 4 years in Portland! It has a special place in my heart!

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    1. If we ever leave Portland, I'm sure I'll always have a spot in my heart for it (kinda like I do for Burlington, VT where my girls were born).

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  6. Oh my goodness, Jill! These are GOR-geous! I honestly can't pick a favorite.

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  7. What an amazing place! So idyllic. You are so blessed to live with such beauty around you.

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    1. I know...I try not to ever take it for granted that I live in a beautiful place.

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  8. You know I love this treat! What great shots!! I had to have my lens/sensors cleaned about a year ago - best investment. They take such great care, and it makes all the difference!

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    1. This has been a recurring problem so it will be nice to just get it cleaned. They actually just called about 15 minutes ago and said it's ready so I won't have to go all weekend without it.

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  9. Now that is a pumpkin patch with a view. Great group of pictures.

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    1. Thank you - it's not always clear enough to see the mountains, but when it is it's gorgeous!

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  10. Gorgeous pictures, beautiful girls!
    How funny, my blog's name is very similar to yours; just a coincidence :)

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    1. Cool that our blog titles are similar - great minds think alike

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  11. These are gorgeous pictures ! Really a lovely place !

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    1. Thank you - I feel blessed to be surrounded by such beauty.

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  12. Just found your blog and look forward to more readings. We are surrounded by beauty in Minnesota but so often in the hurry rush, it goes unnoticed. What a terrific way to celebrate a birthday. I am a new blogger at http://newframereference.blogspot.com and figuring out where my own journey in reframing a more simplified life will go.

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  13. The picture of your daughter with the pail in the orchard, WOW! You still have so much color in your world. We are slowly loosing ours.

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