I love fall! Fall, fall, fall. My favorite season. I realize, of course, that it is not yet fall (minor detail), but I will be away for a good chunk of autumn, so I decided to jump the gun a bit on apple picking. My dad suggested we go and I readily agreed!
We went to a local farm that does apple picking and couldn’t have asked for a better day!
They mainly had McIntosh apple trees. We searched all over for different kinds of apple trees to no avail…I think. I probably wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.
Various things on wheels on the farm! I remember taking hay rides in those kinds of wagons as a kid!
This makes me want to crawl under the tree with a blanket and a good book.
Some crates. I guess the farm supplies various fruits and veggies to stores! This also marks the first time I’ve actually seen a pear tree. I am sorry to report that I saw no partridges in any of them.
A beautiful apple tree full of apples!
Our haul at the end of the day. I’m glad that these weren’t the apple trees from the Wizard of Oz because that would have amounted to a lot of fighting.
The farm also had beautiful sunflowers! Along with the flowers, there were tiny residents who popped up to say hello…
The bumblebees really loved the sunflowers. Like, a lot.
There are two bumblebees!
I found this lovely lady hanging out on an apple I plucked from the tree.
And finally, there were a lot of honey bees. I found a hive that the farm was maintaining as well as various stray bees traipsing among the flowers. I probably looked a bit strange lying there in the field with my camera, but I love taking pictures of bees!
I should probably get started on my next project….baking all of the apple pies!