We have a cherry pie tradition in our family that we have maintained for many years and continued it during these challenging times with COVID-19.
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Many families celebrate birthdays with cakes adorned with birthday candles. Both my youngest son and I much prefer a cherry pie for our birthday celebration baking.
Left to my own devices, I’d likely eat an entire cherry pie by myself, as would my youngest son. We both resist this temptation and share our celebratory birthday cherry pies with family members.
Due to COVID-19 we weren’t able to get everyone together this year to celebrate both my youngest son’s birthday. My wife still baked cherry pies for both of our birthdays as is our family tradition. Our in-person celebrations were limited, but still held nonetheless. And, cherry pies were still consumed and enjoyed!
I even remembered to capture a few handheld cherry pie images using in-camera focus stacking.
A family cherry pie tradition is even more important during these challenging times in order to maintain a feeling of normalcy. Many of us may have to hold our family celebrations on a physically reduced or even virtual basis. That doesn’t make them any less meaningful.
Photographs were captured handheld using camera gear as noted in the EXIF data. All images were produced from RAW files using my standard process.
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