Apples of our own

One of the many things we were excited about with this new home is the abundance of wild apple trees strewn about its land.  Nearly every night, after checking on the garden, we amble up to the apple trees for an evening snack.  Silas usually forages under the tree for apples while Poppy and Daddy seek out the perfect apple on the higher branches.  Mama usually stands back marveling at the beauty of her family picking apples grown from our very own land.

I have grand plans of apple pies, apple butter, apple crisp, baked apples and apples sauce.

Oh, how my heart swells with autumn.

go gently + be wonderful


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  1. Posted August 18, 2011 at 6:12 pm by Alex Toll | Permalink

    I read your blog from time to time and am always drawn in by the simple beauty of your photos. Back in April when you did a post on "lens flare" you inspired me to experiment with the phenomenon (today I posted some of the results on my blog)…
    Just wanted to let you know that in the wide world of blog-land you are providing inspiration.

  2. Posted August 18, 2011 at 8:54 pm by The Knitty Gritty Homestead | Permalink

    Mmm…we were just appraising our apples today! They're getting nice and rosy and I always think about the people who planted them so long ago. I make beautiful red apple jelly and want to try sauce this year. Last year a late frost killed all the blossoms, so I can't wait to use them this year! Beautiful photography!

  3. Posted August 19, 2011 at 3:05 am by Johanna | Permalink

    sounds wonderful and yummy all at once!

  4. Posted August 19, 2011 at 3:16 pm by Karen | Permalink

    Ohhhhhh, you should try cider!
    For years, when my girls were younger, we would forage apples from trees here and there. We borrowed a cider press from a friend and jingo jango, we were in business! We froze the plastic jugs of cider until market day (to prevent fermentation from starting prior to purchase). We probably sold 200 gallons of cider, kept 50 or so, and fed the pulp to our pigs. I love apple trees. They are keepers of some of my happies memories.

  5. Posted August 24, 2011 at 4:00 am by sunny smiles | Permalink

    Such pretty pictures!

  6. Posted September 5, 2011 at 5:03 am by Greer | Permalink

    Beautiful photos. I spent some years of my childhood on an apple orchard. Dreaming lately of having apple trees again. Love your blog – been reading for a while xx

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