apple picking one afternoon in late october.
life has been at light speed the past couple weeks, and i missed posting the latest Words. Our word was cheer, to celebrate the season and another successful year of Words to Shoot By. I stumbled upon an overly cheerful (read: drunken) scene in harvard square a couple wknds back. the Yulefest 5K had just ended and its participants were in refreshing themselves and enjoying one hell of a dance party; it’s was pretty entertaining. coincidentally i saw that same elf (last shot) in full costume leaving the Cambridge 5K this past sunday, serial holiday 5k’er?
Cheer will be our final post for the year and the project will go on a short hiatus while everyone enjoys the holidays. we’ll be back in the new year, can’t wait.
the latest words to shoot by is up! our word was thankful. i have much to be thankful for but the thing that i most savor this time of year is a feast with friends. we shared a mid-afternoon nosh with our good friends at a restaurant is called eventide oyster company in portland, maine. the food, drinks, and late afternoon sunlight at eventide are spectacular. the fried oyster bun (second to last shot) was my favorite!
what a great weekend! on sunday my farmer friend steve invited us out to his farm in Lunenberg for a free pick in his fields alongside his CSA members. I jumped at the chance to fill canvas bags with fresh veggies that otherwise would have been plowed-over a few days later. there’s really something rewarding in digging out a nearly 2ft long parsnip with your bare hands and a small stick….okay so i wasn’t quite prepared but it made it that much more fun! when we returned home I quickly realized i may have gotten a little over-zealous with my shopping in the field because when we spread out the washed kale to dry on our dining room table …. it covered the entire table! SO kale for dinner for the next 2 weeks! YUM.
clockwise from top left: a much needed adult bevie on friday night. vodka/homemade cranberry syrup/meyer lemon | all that kale! | red cabbage winding down | one of many hand-dug parsnips | dried flowers and seed pods | steve’s farmhouse in the distance.
from an early-fall trip to portland ME. we popped into seawall, drank coffee at tandem, ate potato donuts, hunted for antiques, and got tatoos (!!) fun times, i can’t wait to go back.
yesterday’s warm weather got me thinking about an late summer trip we took to point judith RI. the weather was just like yesterdays, warm & breezy. we were looking to cruise the coast and maybe stop into the matunuck oyster bar. the bar was jammed when we drove up so we decided to find out seasfood fix down the road a bit. we stumbled upon what i believe to be the best fried fish shack in new england….champlin’s. they had out of this world clam cakes and served their fried fish with little red potatoes rather than the standard french fries. i wandered the docks below the balcony, snapped these pics, as eric waited on our food.
so i think i figured out my fuzzy photo issue, and perfect timing because i adore how this series of 35mm shots turned out from the cranberry bogs in carver. i feel successful in searching out the textures and colors of fall, that aren’t bright red leaves or a pile of pumpkins. don’t get me wrong i love those things too, but i wanted the moodier side of the season that’s lesser seen.
i said it over on instagram, but have to reaffirm it….bonus summer days in the fall are awesome! we had a beautiful wknd of warm weather and sunshine. saturday i toured a few church fairs with my pal beth and snatched up some nana-chic knitted goods. I got a $4 version of this beauty Later in the day i finally tracked down the witchy winter coat of my dreams! Sunday Eric and i started on our way up to Maine for a day trip to the beach since the weather was so nice. we were abruptly halted at the NH border by our car’s temperature warning alarm. I call it serendipity, because that led us right to an orchard who had amazing cider donuts! i had just bemoaned the fact i hadn’t had any this fall. we wandered through the barren orchard with a big ol’ bag of sugary donuts while the car cooled down. after our little adventure of kicking pumpkins, bee box snooping, and napping in the sun we called AAA and had our sorry car towed back home.
left column: apple trees in 60 degree november sun / reject pumpkins slowly deflating in the field / eric mid-orchard nap / bittersweet / mini apple pile-up || right column: new witchy coat from cafe society and my ilana kohn daryl shirt / c i d e r d o n u t s!! / the orchard’s bee hives, risked My Girl fate for this shot! / eric apple tree admiring / beautiful jars at the farm stand.
well lookie what i just found in my drafts folder! better late than never right? our most recent words to shoot by post was Fall. i shot it in and around a cranberry bog in Carver, MA. I’ll have many more shots of that bog and it’s bittersweet encased old barn to share soon!
it was a quiet grey weekend. on saturday we visited a few cranberry bogs. I’ve been determined to get a specific shot for an upcoming wtsb, so 2 wknds in a row i found myself on the south shore. i didn’t end up getting the shot, but i did stumble upon the most amazing old barn. it was in the middle of the Makepeace bog, and almost completely entombed in bittersweet! it really hasn’t felt like fall to me yet until this point…photographing weathered barn wood and bittersweet berries in the drizzle. alright, i’m fully on board with fall now!
clockwise from top left: a massive scone from sherman cafe / dried hydrangea in the window at sherman / on closer inspection of the barn i found a vintage makepeace box peeking out, desperately wanted to snatch it / bittersweet / the barn. i took a zillion film photos of this baby so prepare to see more of her!