October 27, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

Last weekend I met with my family for the annual visit to our favorite local farm. We picked pumpkins at Triple B across the river from Monongahela, PA.* It was crowded but we still managed to find pumpkins and apples and more.

After my visit I felt even more impressed by all the style bloggers who wear beautiful outfits to photograph at their local pumpkin patches. My mom thought I was overdressed enough in sequined flats rather than beaten up sneakers, so I applaud the boldness required to wear a dress and pumps for such occasions. Although I clearly lack that level of dedication when it comes to clothes, every October when I comb through my blog reader, I enjoy seeing the beautiful, idyllic fall scenery playing backdrop to the outfit blogging of so many well-dressed ladies.

BTW, I bought a new camera and I was so excited to use it for the first time to take family photos. OF COURSE I accidentally (amateurishly) had it set incorrectly (to accommodate low light rather than bright light), hence the graininess. I meant to double check it beforehand but plum forgot. I will still use my point and shoot in a pinch and for any office/campus photos because I have no desire to lug a tripod, etc. to campus in the name of my own vanity. But I do expect this purchase means that the quality of other off campus photos will improve.

*Since I mention Mon City, I also way to suggest a wonderful history blog for any SWPA folks (and ex-pats), titled Lost Monongahela. It is interesting to think about the ebbing and flowing of industrial and post-industrial development in the corner of the rust belt where I grew up. 


Laura Martin said...

What a cool idea. You and the family in a Pumpkin Patch Post. The photo of all the crazy looking gords is awesome. I see strange goulish looking creatures in that photo. I don't even know what the Rust Belt is. It that some post industrialized area in PA. My Mom is from Philly. She grew up on Robertson Ave where the family ran a bar. Big barrels of pickles and potato chips.

Marianne Canada said...

Yay for a new camera! I am looking forward to being able to see your great outfits even better. :)

Terrie said...

Yay! So glad you found some pumpkins and apples to pick! I totally wore my Katherine Engineer boots for both pickin' trips--sturdy and comfy.

Whatjesslikes said...

Yay for new camera! I'm sure your sequins were a great touch, little sparkle never hurts :)

A Stylized Hysteria said...

I assumed the best outfit for pumpkin-picking was daisy duke shorts, stripper heels, and cleavage! :P 

You're going to have so much fun with your new camera!

carol_prettythings said...

Congrats on the new camera! I want one too, but had to prioritize a new computer first (which I just got last week). 

I also admire the dedication of bloggers who get all dolled up to take pics at the pumpkin patch. I won't do it for two reasons: 1) I love my getting-dolled-up shoes too much to walk through dirt fields in them and 2) I have two small children, which really means I need to be able to move swiftly and not have to worry about dirty hands and shoes when they're pulling on me or when I'm carrying them because they've tired themselves out running. 

And btw, you look super comfy and cute!


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