Friday, October 17, 2008

Apples and October Bliss...

"To appreciate the wild and sharp flavors of these October fruits, it is necessary that you be breathing the sharp October or November air. What is sour in the house a bracing walk makes sweet. Some of these apples might be labeled, “To be eaten in the wind.” It takes a savage or wild taste to appreciate a wild fruit. . . The era of the Wild Apple will soon be past. It is a fruit which will probably become extinct in New England. I fear that he who walks over these fields a century hence will not know the pleasure of knocking off wild apples. Ah, poor soul, there are many pleasures which you will not know! . . . the end of it all will be that we shall be compelled to look for our apples in a barrel."
- Henry David Thoreau


"There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

"She had only to stand in the orchard, to put her hand on a little crab tree and look up at the apples,
to make you feel the goodness of planting and tending and harvesting at last."
- Willa Cather


PhotoStory Friday
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Cecily and MamaGeek

17 comments:

Cecily R said...

Oh, this made me all squishy for fall weather and food and smells and...

WONDERFUL pics by the way. October captured. :)

Weeksie50 said...

Wonderful pictures..
I love the fall and all it offers..

Deb said...

what a treat. thanks for sharing. that's not a lacrosse stick their carrying, i take it?

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

great quotes - love this post!!

CrackerJacks said...

Fall is one of the best photo opportunity's all year! Great job capturing the season! Handsome guys too!

Please VISIT My PSF. Thank You!

Laura@Storytellin' Mama said...

Deb- it's not a lacrosse stick, it's an apple picker :)!

Laura

AVT Coach said...

Now that looks like a cool tool that would be fun for any child to use!! Looks like he got the hang of it. We have had wild apples and wild pears this season..yummy! Can't wait to see your draft!

Hannah Noel said...

I love fall colors and everything-- but I'm not loving the coldness of it all!!

Great pictures!!!

That girl

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Oh I adore those quotes and those pictures Laura! Isn't fall just GRAND?

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Love Thoreau.
Great pictures! We were apple picking ourselves today, but not to that scale. I just love Fall.

CC said...

I love apple picking and was so sad it didn't work out this year :(

Chris said...

Those quotes (and pictures) are so descriptive. Who knew there were such great quotes about apples.
Have I mentioned I love Fall!

Momisodes said...

Those are some wonderful pics! I love the smiles and views of the orchard :)

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

great post. Oh I love that apple grabber -- I NEED one of those ... maybe next year my apple trees will produce. Last year we couldn't give them all away and this year I got 1 apple from 2 trees...
Great pix

Joyce said...

That was beautiful. It looks like you all enjoyed the apple orchard outing. (What varieties of apples grow in your warm climate?)

the Wine Commonsewer said...

Great video. Love the quotes.

grandma k said...

Video is fantastic. It certainly brings back the joy of the day. It was a really great experience.