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10/13/11

sleepy hollow

 when i found out we were going on our sunny l.a trip in october, a small part of me was hesitant. october in ohio is the most beautiful and i didn't want to miss even a week of the leaves changing or jacket and scarf weather or picking more pumpkins (i do not need to pick anymore pumpkins. i might have a problem.)
 the irony is that the weather in l.a ended up being on the chilly side and on our last day in town, kate and her husband isaac took us to the most amazing apple orchard outside of the city. it was tucked between mountains and was bursting with pumpkins and apples and hayriding and animals. 
(we learned, quite graphically, a bit of the birds and the bees from a large gal horse and a small boy donkey. it was shocking. there was some screaming going on. and i think it's safe to say everyone witnessing it was altered in some small, gross way)
that aside, the farm made me feel right at home. 

we stayed for dinner in the barn, where they had a family bluegrass band playing and put on a production of "sleepy hollow". there was warm apple cider and pumpkin seed spitting and square dancing. and i instantly became the most homesick i had been all trip.
it was the perfect way to end our getaway...with a little taste of home. 

21 comments:

  1. Lovely photos...I always like how you pair them. It looks random, but I know you must spend some time making them so perfectly balanced color wise when you do a post. I really enjoy your "compositions"

    I witnessed something similar to the horse/donkey act when I was a girl of 10 out for a country walk with my grandmother....and yes, I was altered in some way...of course I couldn;t ask any questions and my granny just kept walking and never expplained anything.

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  2. gorgeous photos! sounds like such a lovely time! :) -Lo

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  3. looks so delightful! i adore fall and your pictures capture its beauty perfectly :)

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  4. Your photos are officially making me feel like I need to see more of southern california! :) Beautiful - I never knew about such a place!

    xo
    cortnie

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  5. family bluegrass bands are my favorite. these pictures are so lovely and fall-ish. thanks for sharing them!

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  6. sounds like a day of bliss!!
    (except for that part about the horse and donkey = UGH!)
    glad you enjoyed your trip!

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  7. Hahaha the horse/donkey thing. Gross, but hilarious.

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  8. i'm glad you got to capture a bit of that ohio feeling while in la.

    lovely photos.

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  9. LOVE this post! that photo of the apple tree (next to the handholding picture) is too beautiful for words. xx

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  10. I'm loving those pixie cuts! Cute friends (and sisters).

    Kacie

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  11. My parents took me to this very orchard every single year when I was growing up!! We'd pick apples for hours and then make apple butter when we got home. It's one of my favourite traditions ever. I LOVE this place... I immediately feel like a kid whenever I go. :)

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  12. Your photos inspire me everyday :)

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  13. Amazing photos! This would be my perfect fall day.

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  14. I feel so excited about Halloween after seeing your pictures and being reminded about Sleepy Hollow. I adored the story as a child, so deliciously spooky.

    Sam x

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  15. that sounds like the perfect fall day. even if you were away from home :)

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  16. Beautiful pictures...so very "fall." :) Sounds like you had a great time love!

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  17. looks absolutely beautiful!

    Katie x

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  18. Amazing!!!!! I get so lost in your Beautiful photography..... Look's like you had a wonderful time.....

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  19. oak glen!! i live right around the corner!!! :) my husband and I went there this weekend to pick our pumpkins and apples. it was a much warmer week this week. i bet you brought the fall weather with you!

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