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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Imagining Myself Outside

I had grand plans to begin this week after Memorial Day with a series of blog entries about my recent commercial shoot for a local letterpress printer. But this rainy, gloomy, disgusting Tuesday just doesn't seem right for that occasion.

Instead, I'm going to imagine myself outside in the sun, enjoying beautiful weather, by sharing with you images from Mother's Day in Chico. We took Molly's mom, Nancy, out to the locally famous Llano Seco Rancho for a tour of the grounds (which she had already visited and fallen in love with) and an amazing Slow Food brunch that celebrated local farmers and foods. It was a bit chilly in the morning, with the sun teasing behind clouds and a brisk wind. But the vast fields and forests of the ranch were mesmerizing, with a vintage bus, cows, barns, and tons of fencing.

While we rode on hay bales on the back of a flatbed trailer, some nestled into this bus.

Nancy with her two daughters on the beautiful Mother's Day morning.

But what was really to love about the whole adventure was the food. It was fresh, local, and delicious. And we had great company - a husband and wife duo that grows blueberries in the foothills above Chico. Here's a bit of what we had to taste.

After watching a few kids take a swipe at a piƱata, we headed back to our cars on foot at good ol' Barn No. 8.

Eric Lovelin Photography


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