Red and juicy
Crisp, mouth watering and sweet
Freshly picked apples
Such a delectable treat.
© Julie Rehnelt 2014
One of my favorite things to do in the fall is go to the apple orchard, it’s pretty much been a regular yearly tradition since my daughter was a young girl. I hadn’t planned on going there just yet, but while out running a few mundane errands with my Daughter and my Mom earlier in the week, we all suddenly got the urge to go. It was such lovely weather, much too beautiful a day to be spent just running errands, so wanting to live in the moment and to seize the day, we dropped everything and took a little drive out to the Pine Tree Apple Orchard.
I sent my sister a text at 11:27, as I often do if I happen to notice it’s that time (never mind, it’s just a weird thing her and I do), and when I mentioned we were going to the orchard, she and her husband decided they wanted to go too so they met us there. Gotta love those unplanned, spur of the moment things where the universe just opens the way for unexpected adventures! :D
And it was a lovely time spent together. <3
Here’s a photo I snapped of my Daughter and my Mom as they sat on a bench that was along a path where we were walking amidst some of the trees. Nice of them to pose for me and so fun that my Mom happened to be wearing a red shirt, it goes perfectly with the apples…
Aren’t they adorable?! Gosh, I love them <3
And I love my peace lovin’ hippie sis too…
Also while we were walking amidst the trees I came across this ladder and crate with a few random apples scattered nearby on the ground, it was just begging for me to take a photo, such an idyllic scene. Too bad with the angle I took it from and the bright afternoon sun it ended up being a bit over exposed, but it’s still lovely…
I was hoping there would be a bit of fall color happening there, as the orchard is a little farther north than the city, but there was none really to speak of just yet. Although, I did come across this colorful leaf that looks like the bugs have been enjoying munching on…
And this birch that is just beginning to show glimmers of yellow within a few of its branches…
I’m so anxious this year for the fall colors to arrive, I can hardly stand to wait any longer!
But this post is about apples…
Well… we didn’t actually get any apples. My favorite apple, the Honeycrisp, doesn’t come ready until October. Guess that means we’ll have to take another trip to the orchard later. Oh darn. ;)
But we did enjoy some other apple things while we were there. Omg… the fresh baked apple pie… paired with cinnamon ice cream that they serve in their cafe…
We ended up buying a whole one of those pies to bring home. And some oatmeal apple cinnamon cookies, and some apple cinnamon donuts. Haha what can I say… apple cinnamon is the current flavor crave right now, and we must give in to our cravings… :D
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I’m off to enjoy the Minnesota Renaissance Festival with those free tickets I won! Huzzah!
✿~Peace & Love~✿