Everyone needs a happy place. Mine, for today, is my friend Robert’s house in Stonypoint, NY, which he’s lent to us two weekends running to pick his raspberries and blackberries while he's away. Robert is a master gardener, and his yard is his opus. He’s also a world-class photographer who has a studio-office flooded with natural light. So, if you’re looking for me, you’ll find me in the bramble picking berries, in the studio shooting them, in the kitchen teaching András how to make pancakes and biscuits or on the front porch eating them with mounds of melted berries.
My tip for berry picking: If it doesn’t come off easily, it’s not ready yet.
András' tip for berry picking: If it doesn’t come off easily, you’re not pulling hard enough.