Apple Picking

I love picking all varieties of fruit from their respective vines, trees, and bushes. For proof, click here, here and here. Could it be my city-loving side reveling in experimenting with country life on the weekends? Or is it just that there is something so satisfying about plucking a little jewel of a fruit, fresh as can be, off its branch? I’m not sure, but I love it.

On Sunday, Ross and I did some apple picking at Thompson’s Orchard in New Gloucester, ME, per the suggestion of my fellow Portland blogger Ashley from Sweet William. We didn’t get many, as we plan to do more apple picking when we go to NH in a couple of weeks, but I did get enough for snacking and apple butter (recipe soon to come!).

I realized, looking at Ross and I in our jeans and plaid shirts, that we looked like city slickers dressing in costumes for a day in the country. “This is what country folk wear, right?” But really, we are just appreciators of flannel and denim, and ok, what else would you wear to an apple orchard?!

Thompson’s also had some pretty killer cider donuts, which we enjoyed sitting on the grass, soaking in September’s last summery rays. Nothing like a crispy, sugary donut, washed down with freshly pressed cider. Ah, apple season, I love you.

Jeans: American Eagle:
Flannel: Vintage L.L.Bean (from the boys department)
Boots: L.L.Bean
Bag: Vintage Dooney & Bourke
LL Belt: L.L. Bean Signature*

* I just have to point this belt out, because my initials are LL! I was so excited when I laid my eyes on it. I’ve been wanting an LL belt ever since I saw LL Cool J with this number in the late 90′s:

Yep, just me and LL Cool J, chillin’ with our belts.

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Salt = sodium = bad. Sweet = calories = bad. Well, isn't that just a bleak outlook. I firmly believe that without salt and without sweet we all just live in a world of lettuce. Plain lettuce. Fun? No. This blog is about life. Namely, my life. But, not that specific. I myself am simply not that interesting. I live an ordinary life, work an ordinary job and do ordinary things. But... life is all about experiencing that feeling you get when you really, really like something. If you don't feel a little warm in your heart when you walk into a farmer's market or try on a piece of beautiful clothing that fits you perfectly (that just so happens to be a great deal!) then you should probably keep on a' movin' from my little plot of internet. Sweeter salt is my metaphor for the good things in life, sprinkled over everything in moderation. Banana? Kinda boring. Banana smoothie - yum! White tank top? Yawn. Statement necklace layered over said tank - now we're talking! I live in Portland, Maine. I love cooking, eating out, riding my bike and approachable fashion. This blog does not chronicle my every waking moment. This is because you will probably not be entertained by the 10th day in a row that I eat the exact same salad for lunch. It does chronicle a healthy, active, fun-filled, colorful lifestyle, in Portland and beyond. It also covers dogs. Cute ones mostly.
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10 Responses to Apple Picking

  1. Sues says:

    Perfect apple picking outfit! Love the boots! And um, the doughnuts :)

  2. Tina says:

    You make me smile!! :) Love the belt, you, and LL Cool J!! haha

  3. Ashley says:

    Wow! That is great! Did you go to thompson’s?

  4. Mary says:

    The shirt was great but you should have lost the purse :-). You don’t see too many of those in apple orchards. I’ve just found your blog and really love what you do here. I’ll be back often. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  5. Please can I share your donuts? :) Just one?

  6. Janice says:

    I must say, this post made me chuckle out loud, at work when I scrolled down from the picture of you with your belt to LL Cool J with his belt. Hilarious. I love that that’s why you wanted an LL belt, and I am jealous of those delicious doughnuts!!

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  8. Amanda says:

    Fantastic! Needed some outfit inspiration for an upcoming apple picking jaunt and this hits the spot. Hadn’t thought to look to Cool J for tips in this department but, of course, that would have been the place to start. :) Love your whole blog!

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