Last bits of summer

September 20, 2011 |  Category:   friends life Seattle & the NW travels


Nothing like picking blackberries down the street and making a pie with it the same day. The kids (Lecia’s and ours) helped pick the berries and then Lecia’s older son videotaped Mark making the pie so that he could remember the recipe (and look, you can see another view of the pie here). We grilled and ate dinner on the patio under lights while watching the sun go down. It’s moments like these that make you reflect and think, “oh, that was a good summer” now that the summer is gone gone gone.

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  • Vanessa September 20, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Dear pie,
    You look heavenly.

  • twiggs September 20, 2011 at 11:42 am

    beautiful photos… you have made summer evenings so beautiful… asides from the peaches, which we already talked about, those lights are magical!

  • Louise September 20, 2011 at 11:45 am

    That pie is calling me! Aren’t days like that just lovely. The end of summer / start of autumn is my favourite time of year. Your pics are, as ever, beautiful.

  • Janet September 20, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Your photos always make life look so magical. It inspires me to actually learn to use my digital SLR. And also makes me want to go to the Northwest! Thanks for these…

  • Jenna September 20, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Your comments are all so lovely. Thank you.

  • Jhope September 20, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Yum. These photos are as gorgeous as the Gourmet magazine ones were. I still miss Gourmet, but these photos help! Thanks, Jenna.

  • ana {bluebirdkisses} September 20, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    The pie and peaches look amazing! Fabulous photos

  • Juliette September 20, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Nom nom, the pie looks delicious! And I like the evening light so mush, unfortunately as you say, these are the last days of eating outside.

  • Sora September 20, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Just beautiful!

  • Erin September 20, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    What gorgeous photos. And that pie looks amazing! We picked our fair share of blackberries in August too {I live on Vancouver Island, not too far north of Seattle, really}… Made a crumble with ours. Now I think a pie is in order!

  • kimberly September 20, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    oh my! this looks just about perfect! that pie is screaming my name. Delish!

  • gia September 20, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Is that a potato dish?? The pie looks good, but I’ve been looking for a good recipe for my potatoes from the farmers market. Care to share?

  • Jenna September 20, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    @gia, yes those are potatoes! I’ll have to ask Mark what he did to them…

  • Dacia September 21, 2011 at 1:47 am

    The way you portray your everyday life looks like a quirky french movie. Like Amelie!

  • ana September 21, 2011 at 3:52 am

    little C looks like a big girl now

  • Laura September 21, 2011 at 9:48 am

    What always comes through in your pictures is your family enjoying the simple things in life…good food, friends and nature. It reminds me that you don’t have to be wealthy to have a rich life. Thanks again for your blog, I truly enjoy it.

  • michi September 21, 2011 at 10:48 am

    How beautiful the light of your pictures…..

  • Pink Ronnie September 21, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    That pie looks GOOD. And that photo of the light bulbs is simply enchanting – captures the very essence of warm summer nights. Makes me want to hang up lights too! Thanks for your beautiful photography, as always.
    Ronnie xo

  • Meghann @ Fuzzy.Little.Wishballs September 21, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    This is honestly one of my favorite sets of photos you’ve shared so far. It seems like such sweet, personal and touching moments. The kind that are just good for the soul.
    They’re beautiful shots.

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