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.