Saturday, 26 July 2014

Plum picking

















(Music: Bring me a boat by Kate Rusby)

Plum picking is something we do every year, as well as blackberries, apples and strawberries. We love foraging for fruit and i love letting the girls experience these adventures and just be children. I give them a basket and let them be, occasionally helping them reach "big juicy juicy" ones that are out of their reach. I step back and snap away and let them create these memories together. I always make sure that i put my camera away near the end and take part with them, so they have those memories of mummy doing it with them.

We visited the plum orchard that is in the country park in my mothers village. It is only a few minutes from our house and the orchard is hidden from the main path, so is hardly seen by other people. It is a wonderful and enchanting and i always feel so at peace right there. Plum trees on one side and blackberries bushes on the other side. It is very much a happy place for us. We are already looking forward to the black berries ripening in a few weeks time.

I did a little video of the girls. Some of the footage is quite blurry as i completely forgot that i had to manually focus my prime lens until half way through. Last year, i took videos of most of our adventures and i just have completey forgotten to do any this year. This summer, i will make sure i do much more and i will remember to manually focus properly next time. I still love the footage though and it just makes me smile watching it.

"let's have an adventure" is a link up where you can share your latest adventures with everyone.The link up goes live on the 26th of each month. We would love to have you join us and help us create this wonderful community of fellow adventurer's!!!!


gingerlillytea



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22 comments

  1. Perfect post and the video is even more so. I'm so glad we get to do this Link Up together my dear bestie. Here's to more adventures! Love you dearly xxx

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    1. Thanks darling girl :) Love you too x

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  2. Im pretty sure i just melted

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  3. I love the photos and the video. They are beautiful and your girls are so adorable.

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  4. Beautiful photos as always lovely- they just get dreamier every time I see them. x

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    1. Thank you darling. You are pretty lovely x

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  5. You have definitely inspired us to go on a 'picking our own' adventure, beautiful pics! :)

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    1. I am so glad! Blackberry season is nearly here :) That is a perfect picking adventure x

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  6. these photographs are beautiful! what a lovely summer day. i'm inspired to come back tomorrow with an adventure of my own! see you then!

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  7. so beautiful - love the video xx

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  8. I love berry picking, my boys are more excited about heading out to pick fruit than they are heading to a theme park.

    Such beautiful photos and I love your little ones hat!

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  9. Really beautiful. Videos really capture our little people's characters, I must do more. Lovely adventures xx

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  10. We've been looking for some pick your own places as the girls keep asking to go strawberry picking. I used to love going fruit picking when I was younger and want them to experience the same fun I did. Gorgeous photos, as usual :)

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  11. Last year we went to a fruit farm and picked mainly raspberries but we would love to go apple or plum picking this year. Looks like you all had a wonderful time and the photos are gorgeous as always :)

    Laura x

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  12. I love your photographs. It looks like you all had some great fun and it's lovely to see your girls working as a team to collect some of the fruit.

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  13. What a lovely thing to do, and to let the girls just be sisters and have fun! x

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  14. What a wonderful way to make memories, lovely pictures Zx

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  15. Loving your beautiful adventure! I wish I had somewhere to take J out foraging.

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  16. That video is so gorgeous. I don't think it mattered that you hadn't manually focused. I love the song you've set it to.

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  17. Picking fruit is such a great thing to do with loved ones! It's so nice that you put your camera away and join in with them too :)

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