Summer is in full swing. That means I always have my camera ready to photograph as many flowers, roadside stands, and corn fields as possible. These are images I recently took at a roadside stand in Kentucky using a Canon 5D IV.
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Yesterday we spent the day exploring Lancaster, PA. If you aren’t familiar I with the pastoral town in the heart of PA’s Amish country, it is home to the largest Amish population in the United States.
The community has the most wonderful farms surrounding the villages that dot the landscapes. Roadside stands fill the highways and buggies and horses are often seen scattered across the hills.
We were in town in the perfect cloudy day. The greens came to life through the fog. The freshly filled soil was ready for the summer planting season to begin. A few of our images follow....
These images were created with a Canon 5D IV from BH Photo
Today I wanted to share something I am really proud of. My friend Jo, the editor of Where Women Create asked me to photograph a story for her newest magazine Where Women Work. I was especially excited because the subject was a friend of mine from college. She, Emily Riddle has recently opened a shop and coffee shop in Versailles, KY. If you’re in the area you must stop in for a coffee or a nibbly sweet treat. You can read the full story in this seasons issue of Where Women Work....which is on newsstands now.
Where Women Work is dedicated to women in business sharing their own stories and own journies in their own words to other women around the world.
The Where Women Create titles (Where Women Cook, Where Women Create, Where Women Work, and What Women Create) are available at Lowe’s, Barnes and Nobles, Michaels, Books a Million, and Costco locations across the country, as well as select Walmart and Kroger locations.
Emily’s shop is located in downtown Versailles, KY.
I love bread pudding. A delicious treat perfect for any season. I had some extra loaves of apple cinnamon bread and a beautiful piece of Farmhouse Pottery to shoot. Bread pudding is one of the easiest desserts to make. A perfect way to use day old biscuits or bread or a cake that simply came out of the pan all wrong.
When making bread pudding you can basically get away with anything. Add raisins or nuts if you’d like. You’ll need a sauce, but it can be a wide variety of things. My recipes is my favorite, but by no way diffenative.
Loaf of bread
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Add 1/2 cup raisins or nuts for additional flavor.
Cube loaf of bread into 2” cubes. Mix all other Ingredients together and pour over bread. Allow mixture to sit for an hour or so for the bread to absorb the liquid.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for up to one hour. Remove when the bread pudding is golden brown.
The sauce is truly the most flexible part of this recipe. Sometimes I make a basic caramel, sometimes I make a cream cheese icing, but my go to is an apple butter sauce that is a prime source of diabetes. (Diabetus)
1 pint prepared apple butter
1 stick melted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
Mix all ingredients together. Pour over hot bread pudding. Serve hot or cold.
Refrigerate if not serving right away.
You've seen our San Fransisco Guide to Nature, but we only had room to share just a few of the images. We wanted to share a whole bunch more of them....
Huge thanks to Aviate, Makers Market, and Buck Mason for sponsoring many of the props and outfits in the images.
A couple of months ago Buck Mason made the jump from the sunny west coast vibes of Los Angeles to frigid New York City with the opening of their first east coast location. The day before they opened we popped in to see their cold weather inspired pieces and the super clean and modern style of the store.
Every few years we like to have a dinner to bring together friends to celebrate the harvest season. Back in 2017 we teamed up with American Field to host a delicious wine and pork filled meal at Cannibal Beer and Butcher in New York City as part of American Field's annual Brooklyn pop up market.
These images were shot with the X100F and its amazing low light abilities.
On Monday Gina and I did our Christmas tour of Lexington. After college we both moved away from Lexington, so on occasion we like to go down memory lane. Here are a few images from our day in and around Lexington.
Our first stop was to the Bluegrass Stockyards outside town. I apologize that these photos are out of order, but they are largely self explanatory as to what is what. From there we hopped over to Versailles....pronounced Ver-sales...for coffee at our friend Emily's new shop...I'll have a full story on that place next week! We continued on towards Shaker Village and Danville to pick up birthday pastries from Burk's. We ended our night we a stop at Lexington staple Hillenmeyer's Christmas Shop. (be sure to check out our story from last year's Christmas season)
If you're interested in more about Lexington...we have an entire City Guild section dedicated to our favorite Kentucky city.