I love ThePioneerWoman.com. I learned about the site earlier this summer from Jaci Burton who mentioned it on her blog because of a post she read on Kwana's blog--who's post that day was inspired by The Pioneer Woman. Don't you just love the power of blog hopping? ;) Anyway, I think I spent over an hour that day getting lost in The Pioneer Woman's website, and now it's part of my daily blog visits. I could spend a whole post just gushing over this site that I find heart warming, inspirational, educational and often very amusing, but instead I suggest you just go spend a few minutes at the site and poke around on your own. Even if the content of the blog is not your cup of tea, you can't deny the fact that Ree--who is the Pioneer Woman--is an amazing photographer. I'm constantly mesmerized by how well captures the beauty of her life and her loved ones on film. So much so that mesmerization has turned to inspiration.
My first Pioneer Woman inspired post . . . Confessions of a Suburban Woman? ;p
Earlier this week, my girls and I headed out to a local farm to go peach picking. We got our basket from the farm stand and started our way up the hill to the orchard. Of course, you're never too old or too much a suburbanite to not say hello to the farm animals. Or should that be the other way around?
Hello beautiful white rooster.
Hello beautiful peacock.
Enough pleasantries. Time to get to the orchard and pick some peaches . . .
Deciding on the perfect specimen.
She picks. And inspects.
And goes to put it in the basket. The basket? The basket! The one that I left at the bottom of the hill back by the farm stand when I stopped to take pictures of the rooster and peacock. Yours truly sets off to retrieve the basket.
In the meantime, a pile in the grass will do.
(this photo taken by Maria).
Look at this beauty! And the peach look good, too! ;)
I think she's inspecting for bugs.
Sometimes a little teamwork is required to get that perfect peach.
And sometimes the reward is more than the fruit itself.
Life is just peachy . . .