Black and White Wednesday - "The Vineyard"

June 23, 2010

Walking BW BLOG
Saturday night after dinner we decided to take a walk up the street to the local vineyard!
{Love this picture, hate the powerlines...but didn't have it in me to try to photoshop them out}

Grapes BLOG
Where we live we are pretty much surrounded by cornfields, but less than a mile away is a local winery!! I thought it would be fun to go and check out the rows and rows of trees that are growing the grapes that will eventually be turned into wine!!

For Grandma 2 HAZE blog
I thought it was smart to wait until after dinner to head up there, but it was brutally hot and humid so we decided to "cop a squat"{I always loved that line in Pretty Woman}in the field about half way there. It was the perfect place for a little water break.

Looking at each otherBLOG
By the time we made it all the way up to the rows and rows of beautiful trees, someone was a little grumpy and did not want to stand up on her own two feet......she was tuckered out from our walk{Even though I carried her a good part of the way}

Looking at each other BW TEXTURE BLOG

He makes me smile GLARE BLOG
I didn't plan to have a whole barrage of photos of Nick and Sarah sitting in the same place, but they looked so cute, I couldn't help but continue to capture the interchange between the two them.

He makes me smile GLARE BW TEXTURE BLOG

Swept Away GLARE BLOG
It was hard to narrow down my selection this week, so I just decided to post them all in color and black and white{By now, I am sure you figured that out}

Swept Away GLARE BW TEXTURED BLOG

Silly Faces BLOG
They both gave me the "Mom, please put your camera away" look:)

Sarah Up Close LB BLOG
And while big brother was fixing her sandals, I got one very big and beautiful smile before I slipped the camera back in my bag for the trek back home!!

The whole time we were up there, I kept looking at Sarah in that ruffly dress and the flower in her hair and all I could think of was the "I Love Lucy" episode when they were in Italy. Do you remember that episode?

Luckily all the grapes remained on the trees and none of them were under their feet.......although they probably would have loved to stomp the grapes like Lucy did when she went to visit the winery!!

57 comments:

Mom2Isabel said...

Wow. I just LOVE that last shot. You can catch a glimpse of the spunkiness of he personality.

The second to last B+W one makes me smile. Sarah;s expression (and her hand on her hip) are delightful.

Love Letters To China said...

Gorgeous Lisa! I loved that episode of I Love Lucy... so funny! Your trek was well worth it. You got some really awesome pictures of your two little cutie pies. Your so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the NE. Love the first one of them holding hands. Looking at these makes me want to open up a bottle of vino and enjoy!

Mary Lou said...

Those are two beautiful children! What, you already knew that?
Wonderful photos.

Wanda said...

Delightful series Lisa! Your two are so cute together - love the one where Sarah is cradled in Nick's arms. But the last one is stunning. I think it's my all-time favorite of Sarah. Her expression - everything is so perfect.

What a great place to live in and be able to take a stroll right down the middle of the road. I know what you mean about the power lines. I try so hard to not include them in my backyard. Still that road shot is great!

(Psst.....I've been shooting in manual lately. It's coming!)

Have a great Wednesday my friend!
xoxo

Christy said...

I love the first picture! wonderful shots!

Kim said...

Great pictures! I love Sarah's dress. She and Nick are both looking tall in the picture of them walking. They are growing up so quick.

Mrs. Deputy said...

I really REALLY love that first photo of them walking down the road. its adorable. So are the others as well

Cherees said...

I always love your pictures! These are beautiful!!

Kayce said...

Stunning pictures Lisa! I've been wanting to wander to some of our local vineyards to take some pictures and realllly need to make the time to do it! Maybe once we're home from our trip.... :)

Lynn said...

What a beautiful location! You must live in an absolutely beautiful area. I do remember the I Love Lucy episode very well and you are right on with the similarity. Enjoy your week. I am already looking forward to your next week's post.

Karli said...

Oh my, just glorious photos! Beautiful location, ultra-beautiful children! :-) Lovely as always!

Serline said...

As usual, great shots of Nick and Sarah. I hope Andre and Narelle will develop that kind of bond too...

Amie said...

I love the ones of them together. They're beautiful!

May said...

I went through a lot of your posts and I am glad I found you. You have adorable children and you are one very strong mommy!! I know the put the cam away look!! I get it all the time too....:-)

Raymonde said...

I am so glad I have found you in blogland. It is always a pleasure to stop by and look at your photos.

What a beautiful setting, I love vineyards. Your children are gorgeous.

Have a great week. xxx

www.everydayiwalkwithyou.blogspot.com

Alyson and Ford said...

A long, strolling walk is a great way for everyone to relax and get some beautiful shots. what a wonderful neighborhood to be surrounded by. Beautiful photos, beautiful children.

Alyzabeth's Mommy

fleur de lis cottage said...

Oh, I would love that to be my back yard. I would have an outside dining room and live out there :) These are some of my favorite pics of Nick and Sarah!

themaddychronicles.com said...

The sun is so glorious in those shots :) They're the best looking brother and sister duo I've seen! And you're right, every picture has a different, but awesome exchange between the two! Love it!

Jodee Leader said...

How fun to have this vineyard so close! I love these pictures and the sweet expressions on Sarah's face!

Happy Hump Day!

Michelle@BornInOurHearts said...

What a lovely backdrop. Such great pictures of your two adorable cuties, Lisa!!

Kelly And Allison said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Denise said...

Today I can only see one picture and no links! Ugh...my brother promised he is coming this weekend! Can you link me up when you have a chance. We had an awful storm and our yard is littered with limbs, etc...so I will be cleaning that all day! Have a great day Lisa~

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

I miss such beautiful scenery! These shots are so lovely and calm...I can almost hear all the little critters, too.

Cracking up thinking of Lucy!

xoxo~
Lisa

carolinagirl said...

What an awesome setting! Love these - esp in B&W!

Briana's Mom said...

That vineyard is amazing! What an amazing backdrop for pictures. Your pictures are amazing as usual! Your kids are just so stunning!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Absolutely beautiful Lisa!!I'm alwasy awed by your photos. My kids are older (10 and 16) and I get that "don't even take the camera out look" so enjoy the photo ops when you can!

heather

Jboo said...

Wow -- lovely photos in color and black and white!

Have a great Wednesday!

Janet

Eboix said...

gorgeous photos! Can't decide if I like the color or black and white better!

a Tonggu Momma said...

She IS Lucy! Heh. That made me take a second look, then laugh out loud.

Courtney said...

The pictures are gorgeous! Your kids are so sweet together.

And I love the "I Love Lucy" reference. Too funny!

k said...

stunning, as always :)

Jboo said...

Love your photos -- commenting again because they are so cool and so are you! And I finally have a B&W Wednesday up too! :)

Rebecca said...

this is my first time here. can't wait to read more and continue participating in B&W Wed.

Victoria said...

your photography is beautiful - very inspiring. Black and Whites are so classy and timeless - beautiful.

Christine said...

What a great series of photos! I wouldn't have been able to pick either... and I'm actually glad you posted them all since the progression is just so sweet!

(And I'm back in the game after a very long hiatus...)

Shelle said...

it is hard to pick and choose sometimes when you end up with a lot of good shots...these are wonderful and the grapevines & cornfields make a wonderful backdrop.

Maryvel Friesen said...

Love, LOVE, every single photo! Amazing! My family has a special thing for vineyards so I really enjoyed looking at this! Beautiful!!
Thanks for sharing!

Kate said...

Your photography absolutely takes my breath away.

Robin said...

I LOVE that location ... love it, love it!! I would have a hard time picking just one picture as well. They all turned so crazy cute. Love the last picture of Sarah.

Sorry we keep playing phone tag. I will try to touch base with you again.

Take care
xo - Robin

Sharon Ankerich said...

So beautiful!!!! Soft and lovely!
I need to take EK walking near our corn fields! :)
Blessings!

Carolin said...

LOVE the pictures!!! AWESOME!

Amy said...

Beautiful photos, as usual! I particularly love the one in which they are looking at each other and the one that Sarah is laughing. It reminds me of playing with my older brother when we were kids. We only had a year and a half between us, so we fought a lot. But when we played together, we had so much fun.

Kimberly Chorney said...

Lisa I miss your work so much on flickr, I am so glad I finally made a blog so I can follow your work. You are such an inspiration,your blog is incredible. This is such a beautiful series, love the location, beautiful in everyway!

Marla said...

Girl, they are so photogenic it is ridiculous! I love each and every one of these, especially the one where he's holding her, how precious is that?!?!?

Have a great rest of the week!!

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

we got married in a vineyard... It's such a great place for pictures.. .color or b&W

Becky said...

Love them!! I am in awe of your photography skills!! Sigh.....

Well, I posted a picture of Miss Sophia for my participation this week.

Happy Wednesday!!

Love ya!

Virginia said...

Wow! I love every one of these photos. Beautiful setting, great models. They seem to have a very sweet bond, too, that shows in your photos.

Gin =)

Ellie said...

You're so blessed to live in such a beautiful area!

Love the last two shots - so cute!

patty said...

just lovely~ love the shot of him looking at her and she is looking up! hopped over from another blog! happy i did... might try to join your black & white weds next week. 'til then!

~findingserendipity.com

dot said...

Your photos are just wonderful, especially the B&W. Beautiful little models your have. I remember the Lucy shoe about the grape stomping!

Dita said...

Lisa,

I am speechless! These images are so amazing that I am going to have to come back at least 10 times today to drink them all in. I am in LOVE with them..the setting, the colors and those gorgeous children.

You have outdone yourself once again!

xoxoxoxo
Dita

Kim said...

Sooooo BEAUTIFUL..
Love the photos..
Hugs..
Have a great weekend..
Love ya..

wife.mom.nurse said...

Gorgeous...gorgeous...gorgeous

i love the way your handsome young man looks at his sis~

~Julie

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Gorgeous simplicity! Yes, I remember that episode of Lucy...loved it!

The Byrd's Nest said...

You know when I first began following your blog..she had such a little baby face...it seems her precious little face is becoming a little girl now. They seem to do this so quickly! These pictures are beautiful.....big hugs!

Kristy said...

Every single one of these pictures absolutely takes my breath away!!!

Love and blessings, Kristy

3 Peanuts said...

Love love love these!!! You have such talent and such beautiful kids too!!! I am SO incredibly envious of where you live. There are a million great locations for shoots. In my city...there are no vineyards or orchards or corn fields or barns. it makes it very tough:)