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September 8, 2009











good morning! i hope your weekend was a good one.

a few weeks ago, i spent a quiet sunday morning picking lots of blueberries, and it was really nice. i brought the berries back to the city and i washed and froze the bulk of them. i am looking forward to digging them out in a few weeks to make some blueberry pancakes or muffins. but already, this was an attempt at prolonging that feeling of summer. why am i having trouble letting go of this summer? autumn is my favorite time of year, and i’m usually ready to embrace it. change feels hard this year. i’m still holding out for an indian summer, i think.

this week, i think i’ll share some of the things i’m looking forward to and enjoying these days, as i look to the upcoming season. more tomorrow.

  1. marthasnail permalink
    September 8, 2009 9:09 am

    you will laugh when you see the photos i’m posting tomorrow. love these. especially the one of the blueberries in the bowl and the blackberry vines. we canned about 12 more jars of crabapple jelly today, but we keep eating it. i’m trying to talk T into saving it for winter consumption.

  2. September 8, 2009 9:11 am

    summer came back to kansas this week. i’m so glad. and a little sweaty, but that’s ok.

  3. September 8, 2009 9:17 am

    it’s summer in london again today, too. i am going to name this the summer of random weather…

  4. September 8, 2009 9:24 am

    Totally know what you mean. I’ve been clinging to summer even though autumn is far and away my favorite season.

  5. September 8, 2009 9:34 am

    i know what you mean. the summer seems to have slipped through our fingertips this year. it was so fast. i love these photos. that blackberry sign is amazing.

  6. September 8, 2009 9:40 am

    I’m in SF, but from the sounds of it you guys had most of your summer stolen from you back east. It was late showing up with all of the rain in the earlier weeks. I can’t blame you for holding out. In the city, we’re just getting to experience summer. Seems indian summer is all SF knows of summer. Beautiful shots. Enjoying how the blue pops in the second to last one.

  7. September 8, 2009 9:52 am

    I love pathways amongst fruit. I think summer was short this year…maybe that’s why it’s so hard to embrace fall right now. How I love those little blue crates.

  8. September 8, 2009 11:36 am

    I’m under a blanket listening to the autumn storm outside as we speak. Summer is all gone!

    Lovely photos, Brian.

  9. September 8, 2009 2:07 pm

    Lovely way to arrange the series. Blue upon blue, and then that last image is bright and bold and all red, all the time. I do not think I could pick a favourite.

  10. September 8, 2009 3:23 pm

    i love the blueberries
    in the bowl…
    i usually feel
    sad about summer ending
    but this year
    i was tired
    of summer
    in early august.
    but that’s the nature
    of my profession
    i suppose.

  11. September 8, 2009 5:17 pm

    lovely shots! now that it is raining in seattle i’m kicking myself for not freezing any huckleberries i picked. it’s so hard not to gobble them up or bake them :)

  12. dana permalink
    September 8, 2009 9:22 pm

    blueberry pancakes?…..dear god in heaven that sounds good. Yet again, another smile on my face after reading your blog. thank you.

  13. September 8, 2009 10:02 pm

    Change feels hard up here too. Thinking about last year’s winter makes me cringe. And this summer felt so short! Lovely photos…

  14. September 8, 2009 10:41 pm

    Love the shot of the blueberries in the bowl. So simple and lovely.
    I adore fall…it is by far my favourite season, but I too am grasping (gently) to what is left of summer.

  15. September 15, 2009 8:43 am

    can’t believe i missed these brian.
    what a lovely little collection and a magic way to spend an afternoon.
    it will give you little bursts of summer all winter long!

  16. September 16, 2009 6:12 am

    Where in Conneticut is this? Its sooooo beautiful!

  17. jaime permalink
    October 14, 2009 10:54 am

    very pretty. where is this farm? thanks for sharing.

  18. kate permalink
    November 10, 2009 6:13 pm

    hi brian. i know you are busy with moving, but would love to know where this is in connecticut.


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