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what i ate: peach pie

donut peaches at the peach festival (day 16 of the 30 day photo challenge: what i ate)

I showed a picture of my peach pie yesterday, and I don’t think I need to make you drool over that any longer… but my family and I are obsessed. There’s one piece left right now, so there might be a bloodbath tomorrow. It’s honestly one of the best pies I’ve ever had in my life. (did i mention i baked it? modest, i know.)

So rather than post more tantalizing pie photos, I thought I’d share how I acquired so many peaches in the first place, starting with two words: Peach Festival.

My friend Arianna and I happened across it when we were driving through western country Virginia, and we knew we couldn’t pass up something so wonderful. If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you might have noticed: I love peaches. They’re almost certainly my favorite fruit, along with blueberries, and peach is my favorite flavor for many things.

pick your own peaches at the peach festival! view from under the peach tree

We had just stopped for ice cream, so we didn’t sample their peach milkshakes or fresh pies… but they did have pick-your-own peaches. When I see those words, even now, they shimmer with magical brilliance.

For you see, I think I’ve lived my life so far without having ever seen a peach tree. Suddenly, there were rows and rows, and I was invited to explore and select my perfect peaches from their branches. I got to stand under the peach trees, breathing in their delightful scent as they sheltered me from a light rain. What bliss.

I returned from that nirvana with a box full of peaches and eager anticipation of jams and this perfect pie, and I was not disappointed. The pie is a perfect reminder of a glorious experience.

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This photo is part of oh so lovely’s 30 Day Photo Challenge. Today is Day 16: What I Ate.

my shoes: “tinkerbell” chartreuse flats

tinkerbell chartreuse flats (day 15 of the 30 day photo challenge: my shoes)

These bright & happy chartreuse flats were purchased in Spain nearly 5 years ago. I can’t believe it’s been that long – looks like it’s time for me to go back to Spain! I bought them on a whim, but every time I wear them I am so glad I fulfilled that whim. What joyful shoes.

fresh baked peach pie

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I think it’s high time I tried this peach pie I baked yesterday! I’d better hurry, since the pie appears to have already won some fans…

And, don’t forget – it’s Fabric Giveaway Week! Here’s a link to Today’s Giveaway!

This photo is part of oh so lovely’s 30 Day Photo Challenge. Today is Day 15: My Shoes.

amish peach pie

our peach pie gave the
bearded amish ladies a
run for their money.

leading fence

While I was way too excited and it smelled way too good to take the time to snap a picture, we made a spectacular peach pie today. I used a butter crust and baked it alone in the oven while a cute boy I know cooked the peaches on the stove (basically following this peach pie recipe). It came out very soupy, but that’s all the better since we had ice cream and homemade whipped cream. Delicious.