An Apple a Day


Few things taste as good as an apple you have plucked from the tree yourself. It is best eaten while wandering through the orchard with friends. Life is even better if the friends have a three-year-old who is thrilled with everything. Even the teenagers got over-excited and ran around madly filling bags to overflowing with all different varieties of apples. I see apple pie, apple crisp, apple bread, and applesauce in our futures.



There is something so satisfying about something as simple as apple picking. I don't know why. It isn't as if we grew the apples but you watch your bag fill up, you chat with friends, you wander down the rows of trees and watch kids having fun. It is basic in the best sense of the word; "forming an essential foundation, fundamental." Isn't that what we all need in life-food, fun, friends?



 Unfortunately, you don't get any photos of the cute three-year-old since her parents haven't asked for her to be plastered all over the internet. However, I offer a few photos of Celia instead. Just as cute but a bit older.



There was also a cutting garden where you could pick your own flowers. I didn't buy any but one of my friends did. The flowers were so pretty even at the tail end of the season.





Maybe for us in this modern world, it isn't the apple a day that keeps the doctor away. Maybe it is picking the apples that benefits us. We all need to escape from stress sometimes. I recommend a wander through an apple orchard. Enjoy the quiet, the scent of autumn and apples, and the time with friends. May you find a bit of peace in a hectic life. That alone should help keep the doctor away.

Then go home and bake a pie because no one said your apple a day couldn't be encased in pie crust and dusted with cinnamon.

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  1. What gorgeous photos!

    There's nothing quite like spending a day in the environment we were created to inhabit to clear the mind and satisfy the senses. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. There is certainly something about being outside and enjoying nature that brings tranquility.

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  2. Such lovely photos. That sounds and looks like a perfect afternoon out. We don't have pick your own apples here, just soft fruit farms, mainly strawberries and raspberries. Celia's looking good!

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    1. We have a lot of pick your own farms. Apple orchards are one of the most popular and apple picking can be a bit of a tradition for some families-mine included. I like to go strawberry and blueberry picking as well but we didn't make it to those this year.

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