This summer, we've been lucky enough to spend long, languid weekends upstate on Michael's parents' property, nestled near Rondout Reservoir in the Catskills. It's the kind of place where wildflowers grow with abandon, where you can overdose on fresh air, and those who drive by occasionally always stick their hands up to wave at us as they pass. I love it here.
We spend as many weekends as possible here. Below are some of my favorite things and views, if you'd like to see.
I've mentioned before, the neighbors have horses that graze on our land. They come trotting over whenever I'm nearby now, probably because I frequently bring them apples and carrots.
Surprisingly, the peach trees have really taken off. Their leaves are healthy and full, and are often munchies for bugs like the one above.
Wild blueberries are prolific in these parts, and while we managed to pick a couple of handfuls, it was the blackberries that were really coming into season. Everywhere we looked, there were small black and red berries dotting the landscape. Below right, Michael shows off the biggest berry he picked.
Happy Labor Day Weekend!