Listen closely and you will hear sounds of cicadas, birds chirping and songs of summer’s close. School has begun for many this week and the slow return to routine. How does it seem to go by so quickly every year? Times for stillness and respite from the normal hustle quickly drawing to an end.
Yet Summer hasn’t opened its doors to Fall yet. As we are working tirelessly on the pages of our Fall issue, we are reminded to pause and soak up the last remnants of Summer. There is still time…
Drink a glass of iced tea on the porch.
Indulge in homemade ice cream.
Take a swim.
and of course,
Pick berries with a friend.
On long summer days like these when skies are blue and the sun is golden, fresh berry picking is a must. This year, two friends of Gatherings Magazine sought out a local farm, Boyd Mills Farm, to gather fresh blackberries. We hope you enjoy their photos of the day!
Thanks to Gretchen Jackson and Amber Beckham for sharing the romantic splendor of berry picking. For more gorgeous photo inspiration stop by Amber’s website (she was a Fall 2011 contributor/photographer)
How are you celebrating the last remnants of Summer?