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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Around the Garden World In 365 Days - Day 12 (Carter Mountain Orchard)

This morning #2 son, our daughter-in-love, and hubby packed a picnic lunch and headed to Charlottesville, Virginia to pick apples and peaches before heading to Monticello. The views were breath-taking, the country store was charming, and the apple and peach picking was a fun activity mainly because it involved some hiking and taking in beautiful vistas.

Trees loaded with apples

View back toward the country store from the peach orchard

Queen Anne's Lace along the way

Caitlin's finding more peaches on the ground than on the tree 

but she's taken 'em however she can find 'em

the lone peach we found left on the tree

Bachelor buttons along the way

Coming back down the mountain - beautiful!!

Adorable store perfect for all ages - with yummy apple cider!

Great food, cute products, and a nice winery round out this friendly orchard destination. Pick your own apples and peaches! 

Caitlin's new picnic basket ready for unpacking.

"Mom, quit taking pictures and eat"

Nothing like finishing off a morning of harvesting with an intense game of checkers.
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Wanna guess who's winning? 

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At September 13, 2013 at 9:40 AM , Blogger Barbarapc said...

having fun reading your blog - boy do you ever get around! So many excellent places to visit. Didn't realize Brent and Becky had a display garden - must put it on my "to-visit" list.


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