Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunday Apple Picking

Hi Ladies!
Mr. D, Mr D's grand children and yours truly went apple picking this Sunday
Kind of the thing to do in September in Quebec
Apple picking!

We went to apple country -  East off the Island of Montreal towards the Eastern Townships
I have many childhood memories as to apple picking
We use to go every fall when i was a little girl

A view from the Orchard and Mount Rougemont

We decided to go early in the morning to avoid the crowds and we chose to go to a smaller orchard

 Some apple products such as
Apple caramel, Apple jelly, Apple sauce, Apple butter, Apple chocolate spread
My favorite was Apple caramel
Apparently it is made with apple juice and corn syrup


Youngest grand child - Leonie was an excellent apple picker




We all went on tractor ride in the Orchard


See no jeans!
I do not have a pair of jeans believe it or not!
It is not something i buy
I find them boring to tell you the truth
I prefer to be more creative even for apple picking!


I was wearing  for this fabulous day
Sweater - Thrifted at Renaissance - $4
Short that look like a skirt - H&M on sale - $5
Leggings - AP
Boots - Thrifted at Renaissance - $9.99


 We picked 3 bags of apples - Each bag weighing 15 pounds

What will i do with all those apples?

Pies, apple sauce,  and strudel !

This is next weekend project
Time to go home!

This highly visible apple picking outfit will make its way to Patti's Visible Monday and Monday Mingle
I hoped you enjoyed this post
I will be back at the end of the week i think - Glamour Girls  Izzy and I have 2 events this week-

We will be reporting the goodies we will see at those events!
Je vous fais la bise
Ariane xxxxx


Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I bet you are one cool grandma, Ariane! I want to go apple picking..it looks like so much fun and your outfit was perfect for the occasion!!

Forest City Fashionista said...

Apple Picking is popular around here to although I have never done it. It seems like a nice way to spend an afternoon, but I'm not a big fan of apples. I love your outfit; so much more creative than jeans and a sweatshirt.

Psycho Cat said...

Looks like a great family time, so ute :)

Connie said...

We used to have several apple trees in our yard when I was a little girl growing up in Montana. I really miss this season. I can't believe you're wearing a sweater & tights. We 're having a heat wave in So Cal. Augh! I'm in a linen dress & bare feet!

Joni said...

Looks like fun! I love apple pie. Please show us pictures of your apple yummies!

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

The tractor ride would be such a blast! You look fab in your shorts and bright sweater, perfect for the Fall festivities. Thanks for sharing it all with Visible Monday and happy baking!

Melanie said...

You in your yellows recently are smashing! I totally love that blast of sunshine on you. Your outfit is 1,000 times better than any jeans could be. There's nothing like the crunch of a fresh juicy apple, hand-picked. Great photos.

Sylvia @ 40PlusStyle said...

you must be the most stylish apple picker ever! Gorgeous pictures. It reminds me of my childhood when I used to pick apples for a bit of extra cash.....

The Style Crone said...

The bright yellow sweater on a ladder embraced by the apple tree is a sight to behold. True high visibility!

I think apple picking sounds like one of the most interesting family traditions I've heard of in a long time. I love this time of year when the apples are crisp and juicy.

Laura Go said...

oh my gosh! how fun! I would never be able to eat that many apples to warrant picking them myself, but it would be lovely just to be out in such a gorgeous orchard.

Love that jumper!
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Bella Q said...

I wonder what apple caramel tastes like? You've made me hungry. And I'm loving your lemon yellow sweater and fair isle shorts, a grand outfit for apple picking!


I feel like I have been apple picking with you, ahhhhhhhhhhh.
Wonderful photos, my dear Ariane.
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Franca said...

How fun! I love apples (of course), these look delicious!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

That looks like so much fun, love it!! I'd be there all day picking apples and trying not to eat them too ;) Am pleased all of you had fun :) Have a super week! x

CityScape Skybaby said...

This looks like a perfect day Ariane, kids love stuff like this don't they. Love everything you're wearing too, the yellow jumper and the shorts are very cute together while still being very practical for climbing ladders! I would have loved that shop too, there's apples in the kitchen and you've put me in the mood to bake a big apple pie now! xx

grunge-queen said...

What a fun Fall thing to do! Beautiful photos, and I love your look - it looks very Alpine: you'd be right at home in Annecy! xoxo

Heather said...

Ha well I never expected to see you up a tree lol! Aren't you the cutest apple picker! Your granddaughter is adorable have a great week ahead Love Heather

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

You are making wonderful memories for your Grandkids. I remember going with my Grandma to pick peaches. She always brought along a wet wash cloth so we could eat peaches as we picked and then she could wash our faces!
You could rock jeans, Ariane, you of all people would make them very cool. This outfit is perfect for apple picking.
Mmmm, apple caramel, I have never heard of that, but oh how I love caramel.

sabine said...

apple caramel sounds delicious, if the recipe is not a secret i am interested in. you look gorgeous in your yellow sweeter and the shorts, like a sunflower in the greenfields. some years ago we had a garden with apple trees and it was nearly a tradition each fall to pick apples and to make juice of them. lieben gruß von sabine

Vix said...

What a lovely family day out. You look like a ray of sunshine in your yellow jumper and sweet shorts. The setting is lovely and I'd love to hitch a ride in that cart. xxx
PS Here's apple picking the English way (or as we Brits call it, scrumping): http://vintagevixon.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/daylight-robbery.html

Krista said...

This looks like so much fun. Now to make some killer apple pies.

Cambria said...

Picking apples is so fun! Looks like you stayed cozy in good layers. I just love fall things like this :)

<3 Cambria

gracefully50.com said...

Hi Ariane,
You are like a sunshine in this cool apple picking outfit! I live close to apple orchards myself. Love apple jam, apple cider, apple pies, dried apples....
Happy week to you!

just me said...

your photos shows perfect the fun you had :) great

Izzywizz said...

Love your apple picking attire, Fun colours! :) I would totally be wearing jeans or worse sweatpants for this acitivity. Kudos to you for looking stylish no matter what. :)

Margaret Ruskin said...

Super cute outfit. Those intarsia cat shorts are super cute! Very jealous it is sweater weather where you are.

Jill said...

Gorgeous photos. So FUN! Love the yellow.

Lorena said...

I can only imagine doing this.... it looks like a wonderful way ( a different way too!) of spending an afternoon.
Oh and i just saw what you did with the apples :)