Late summer in Seattle is one of my favorite times of the year. The weather is pretty much 75degrees every single day, the sun shines until 8PM, and berries grow wild on almost every corner. Each year, Jared and I head down to Discovery Park in Magnolia, where the blackberries take over to create a maze of nooks and crannies just waiting with bunches of fruit. The pricks are a bit gnarly, and if you're girly and a little cray-cray like me, you wear a dress and sandals anyways, but man oh man are the berries worth it.
This last one is my favorite pic. Miss Tootsie Roll in yellow booties munching away at the berries straight off the bush.
I've already got some blackberry brandy steeping in the closet (2 months of patience. EEK!) and can smell the blackberry crumble in the oven. This time of year is gone in the blink of an eye, but I so adore the few weeks that it's here.
What are your August traditions?