In Which I Find Myself Picking Peaches


On Saturday my friend Cari of Hanks & Bennet treated me to a little excursion to my favorite place in Portland, Sauvie Island. Over on the ‘Grams (that’s what cool kids are calling Instagram now, right? No?) I have shared many a times where I am frolicking about some field on Sauvie Island.

Do not let my photos fool you, Sauvie Island is BORING. There’s nothing but farmlands, old houses (oh yuck who wants to see that), and evergreen hills all around (so boring, seriously).

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We picked peaches, cucumbers, blackberries, raspberries, eggplants, peppers, thyme, sage, basil, kale… and whatever else you can find at your local flea market. We put it all into my little vintage fruit picking baskets (I KNEW this estate sale find would come in handy one day!!)


And yes, flowers! So many flowers! Oh, I was in heaven! Absolute heaven!

Now, I know these grainy iPhone photos seem super dandy and has you wishing you were traipsing through flower fields… however I must warn you…

There are BEES EVERYWHERE! I was constantly going “Ohhhh” (admiration) to “AUGH! AH! OMG!” (evading bees) every other second.

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Tomorrow I shall make some peach galettes and some blackberry jam. Will let you know how it all turns out, but probably only if they turn out well and I can once again prove my domestic prowess! (HA!)


Cari was very excited when she saw the sign for pickling cucumbers. I think I was saying something and she just shot off into this field practically skipping. I have cute friends.


See what I mean about the boring fields and all of these equally boring clouds. Don’t go to Sauvie. It’s such a snore.


You can’t tell from this photo but those sunflowers were GIGANTIC. Each flower was bigger than my head! I think these were at least 7-8 ft tall. I had no idea sunflowers could get so huge!

And that is all for now my friends from Sauvie Island. Remember, I am a master photo taker and these images were greatly compromised to make you think Sauvie is more magical than it is! Le sigh.

In actuality, my iPhone couldn’t even capture the beauty that was. Just go. But don’t be like me and tell the whole world, ok?

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