On a sunny afternoon last week I went to an orchard near Hendersonville, North Carolina to pick apples. The scenery was delightful and I spent as much time taking pictures and admiring the view as I did collecting apples. It was near the end of the season so there were very few trees that had apples on them. My choice was a variety called Pink Lady apples, which were still plentiful and ready to be picked. So basket in hand I started down the hill (a very steep one) in search of these trees.
I walked past row after row of trees, but the only apples left were on the ground. So I continued to walk downhill, and I wondered how strenuous it would be walking back. At last I reached my destination: Pink Lady apple trees! They were so pretty I almost didn’t pick any of them. Of course I overcame this feeling and soon I had a basket full of apples that looked like a still life painting.
Now it was time to walk back up the hill. When I needed to rest I took pictures of the scenery. I also saw a sign that I wondered if anyone noticed…
Here’s where I saw the Charlie Brown Christmas equivalent in a little apple tree. It only had one apple that looked like it was making the tree tip over!
Back at the main building, there were different displays.
After I stood in line and purchased my apples I got one out of the bag and took a bite. It was perfect.