We enjoyed going, as always, though the apples liked the most weren't quite ready. So we figured we'd get back or I would in a week or so. Right ~ Last Friday we drove up the mountain again and it was closed. No sign posted as before and we left thinking maybe they left early that day. We, the we being my husband and me, also drove to another little area so I could find some acorns. That was also fruit less, and I really wanted to try them out since they are edible. On my venture out and about took a few interesting shots with my cell.
|On the way to pick apples I found my Dad of 79 up in the tree to take care of the dead limb that was bugging him!|
|Something hunters use.|
|You guess? lol|
|Ah Mistletoe getting ready for Christmas!|
So now heading home went into town and to my surprise (not really) I grabbed 35-40 lbs of Hatch chili - you know not to go home empty handed. It was the seconded batch this year first being the first and last time we picked apples, LOL. Since the chili was fire roasted I left them wrapped and steaming until they cooled. Which turned out to be when I felt like tackling them. Next day!
I worked on them cleaning off the outer skin and laying them in bowls until I decided what I was going to do. This took the good part of the day and in between I thought I'd do an "apple run" one more time. You can guess my disappointment to find them again closed; knowing now for the season.
This time for me wasn't a waste of time as some might think. True I missed out on apples but today was blessed with a box from Angle Orchard given to my Dad from the owners. My time on the mountain and even only a short drive up this time, is always a blessing to me. This year I haven't taken the time until now to go and listen to quiet. In fact, it's so quiet I had to stop my walking (when taking the few pics above) I was making to much noise over the broken twigs and leaves that I could hear the quiet. I truly can't describe the beauty that I see, smell and feel when I'm there.
I realize I probably gone overboard with the pictures this time. I'm taking the liberty to do so (:D) I do love this time of the year. I love the leaves and colors they change, I'm happy to soak it in. All of the pictures were taken surprisingly enough with my cell! I did save the best for last a few video clips that you at least can view and hear. They're a bit shaky but I think you'll get the idea. Still nothing - not pictures or clips can truly give us the taste of what we can experience first hand. I'm hoping you take time from all the noise and find a quiet place.
Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him. Psalm 62:5 NIV