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Monday, November 10, 2014

An Apple a Day.....

Happy Monday to you all!!  
Hope you are enjoying the fall season quietness before the holidays set in. I told myself this year I'm not overdoing it & not stressing this season. If it doesn't get done, then it wasn't meant to get done. Just saying that to myself was a bit of a relief...holidays should be enjoyed and not so stressful you wish them away right?

Thought I'd share my Apple Orchard pictures with you all today.  The hubs and I went a couple weekends ago to one out in the foothills of the Shenandoah Mountains & it was a gorgeous day.  We spent a few hours there picking apples, enjoying some warm apple cider donuts and walking around enjoying the day.  I'm STILL eating an apple every day from the 1/2 bushel we picked...and gave some to Alexa at college and my mom too!  They are so yummy!

The hubs in the land of apples...I mean look at those loaded trees...beautiful!!

Look at this wonderful antique apple press they had...I'm not sure where I'd put it but I'd love to have one. Vintage machines that like are gorgeous works of art.

We picked a variety of apples including Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Nittany & Rome.

If I lived near or on an apple orchard like this you would find me out underneath the trees with my camera, a good book and probably enjoying an apple. It was beautiful!

I loved the red apples against the brilliant blue sky...gorgeous colors!

Gorgeousness right?

I would've loved to have brought an apple crate home but I'll settle with a picture ;)

This pic was taken with my iPhone but I love it so I had to share it!

The trees were just hitting their Fall peak of color when we were there.  Now half the trees have lost their leaves and are looking bare. (Winter is a'coming..sniff sniff)

The fresh, warm apple cider donuts were mmmmm....need I say more!

This photo was snapped with my iPhone too but this is only a small part of the orchard and these are all baby trees. As you can see it went on and on and on!

Something about this scene made me think of the Wizard of Oz...I could so live out of the hustle & bustle and enjoy some more of the quiet life these days.

Hope you enjoyed....and hey, go enjoy an apple...they're good for what ails you!



  1. Great photos! Loved them all!

  2. Hi Suzanne! Loved reading about your trip to the orchid. It brought back memories of my home town in New Zealand. We lived surrounded by apple orchids and vineyards. It was so nice to have fresh apples and also having our own apple trees in our backyard. Today we live on the Sunshine Coast of Australia where it is semi-tropical and too hot to grow apples. Instead we have tropical fruits like mangoes and bananas. Oh for a fresh crisp apple. Your photos make my mouth water.
    Hugs Maz

    1. Thanks so much Maz! If I could send you some I def would LOL! Sounds like you live in a beautiful spot though..I can't wait to visit Australia one day! Hugs~


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