08 September 2011

The one where I go to an orchard.

VA is for Lovers

For new readers, one of the series on That is all is called VA is for Lovers. Basically I live in a perfect little town. If I turn left out on the main street, I end up in the country, surrounded by mountains. If I turn right (and sit in a lot of traffic), I end up in Washington, D.C.

This series gives me a reason to grab my camera and explore Virginia and the surrounding areas in Maryland and DC. (Although my secret desire is to convince my blog friends how awesome it is - come visit me!!)

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Flower Collage 2

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Flower Collage 3

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Flower collage 4

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Last weekend Jer and I went up to Germantown, MD to pick flowers at Butler's Orchard.

Growing up in Northern Virginia I've been to a lot of pick-your-own farms, and I was really impressed with the folks at Butler's Orchard. Probably my favorite part was the farm market they had filled with preserves, baked goods, fresh fruit, vegetables, cider, condiments, and little decorations.

The whole day cost only $5 for our little container of flowers. Such a great idea for a date or family outing!

As we drove up to the flower fields, we passed some pumpkin patches...I think we will definitely be back. :)

That is all.

34 comments:

  1. no convincing here - i know virginia is the best. love all these pictures!

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  2. How lovely! Quaint little family farms always make me so happy. And I will definitely come visit you. I'm thinking spring break in April...

    xo,

    Sarah

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  3. This place looks so adorable! Cheap dates are the best! Hooray Virginia!

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  4. I'm almost convinced. :-)

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  5. I love this series! I'm a big explorer person. x hivenn

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  6. What a great trip! I will have to keep that in mind for the next time, if ever, I have a free weekend!

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  7. i really need to move out of new york city :)

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  8. That sounds like the perfect day to me! Picking flowers is such a lost art :). Maybe I will convince Eric to make this our next weekend outting...

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  9. fun! I seriously haven't picked flowers in ages... that is pretty sad

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  10. great idea! i've never been there before. the flowers are gorgeous!

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  11. What a dreamy little place! I will have to look into this one! :-)

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  12. This is the cutest thing I've ever heard of! We have a lot of u-pick berry farms around here, but I've never seen a u-pick flowers. When can I come visit??! ;)

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  13. Virginia is so breath-taking. I grew up in Frederick, MD. I miss that area like crazy!! Nothing compares.

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  14. What fun! And I love your dress. :)

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  15. I love it! Such a cute idea. And I almost got that exact same dress at H&M but decided to go with the black and white polka dot one instead! xoxo Marissa


    http://happiness-is-the-little-things.blogspot.com/

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  16. this is so gorgeous! looks like such a great time!

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  17. Oh my gosh - I love the VA is for Lovers series! About half of the posts make me want to jump up and down and shout "I've been there! I've been there!" and the other half make me think "I've lived here my whole life, how haven't I heard of this?!"

    Anyway, we LOVE Butler's Orchard - we went a few weeks ago to pick raspberries, and last summer we picked a ton of blueberries there. I highly recommend going during blueberry season - you get to ride on the back of a tractor to the blueberry fields and they have a concession stand set up that sells hotdogs and lemonade. So fun!

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  18. what cute photos! I love those kinda of days :)

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  19. Gorgeous, looks like a lovely day! Love his shirt btw ;) nerds unite!

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  20. Girl... I so wish I could pull off being a redhead. Totally jealous of you and all your gorgeousness right now.

    (P.S. This is me just now responding to your comment about the Estee Lauder Idealist Eye Illuminator:
    If you're considering investing in some, DO IT. I love the product itself because it makes my eyes bright and a little shimmery, but I also totally love the ceramic applicator tip that feels nice and cold on my eyes in the morning. Crazy, right?)

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  21. that DOES sound like the perfect little date! i would love to be out in a field picking my own bouquet (after taking my allergy medicine of course). there's so much of my own town that i haven't explored. this is a great series!

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  22. We might go apple picking in Southern VA this month but maybe the hubby and I will have to visit this place sometime. I have never went to a farm to pick fruit of any kind or flowers so I am quite excited.

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  23. I really like your first pic & the font you chose! That cursive font is really pretty.

    Looks like such a fun day & your man is a keeper if he's willing to spend a day picking flowers. :)

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  24. That is too cute! We will have to check it out sometime! And that bouquet is darling! xo

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  25. VA is for lovers!!! me and my husband lived there a year ago and this time of year is when i miss it most. (we lived in lynchburg) enjoy the leaves and the pumpkin patch for me please?

    glad to have found you!

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  26. love love organic strawberry jam! <3

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  27. I love farms, I love green (we live in a desert until we move to the south again next summer), and I love these photos. I feel like I am in the country and there is nothing more relaxing :)

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  28. I just found you! and I love alllll of these pictures! you're making me want to go to virginia for sure. its now on my list of places to go. and when i do, we will have coffee/lunch. okay?! sounds like a deal to me. (i wasn't waiting for you to agree I guess..lol)

    anywho- I can't wait to see whats next with VA is for lovers!


    the style projects

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  29. love all these cute photos, that place looks like so much fun! we need more stuff like that out here! :)

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  30. Your photographs are so beautiful. The flowers look so perfect that they don't even seem real.. Looks like it was a beautiful day spent well! P.s. I LOVE your hair color.. I've always wished that I was born with red hair! Love the post :)

    Http://happ-ilyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  31. oh girl, i'd have to say your secret desire is met with a resounding hells ya, i so wanna come visit! you and the whole scenic tour has me itching for a get-away. lovely post! ♥

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  32. I just found your blog after you followed on twitter and I absolutely love this series you do!

    Your photos are beautiful but I think I love it so much because I live in VA too! If I didn't already live here I would definitely want to come visit. Visiting the orchards, farmer's markets, and fields that VA has is number one on my to-do list!

    Definitely going to follow :)

    xoxohannah
    a cup of subtle tea

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  33. I love your dress! So gorgeous!

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