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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Plenty of Apples . . .

 

 
 
  


 
 
 
Apples 2013
An orchard, not far from our home, has their apples ready for sale,  
so I took off this morning to purchase some Honey Crisp for us and for the gals where I volunteer.
A beautiful day, bought some apples and then asked the owners if they would mind if I drove up the hill to take some pictures of the apples and the orchards.  Kooistra Orchards, Twin Lake, Michigan is a small apple orchard which has many of the favorite apple varieties for sale.  Last year the spring weather was impossible and fresh apple availability was zilch.  This year it is the direct opposite which is making Western Michigan apple growers very happy.  I enjoyed driving around the farm to get some photos of the trees and apples and of the barns and out buildings surrounding the farm. 
 
I appreciate and thank each of you for staying in touch and visiting
Irish Garden House.
 
remember
an apple a day keeps the doctor away.
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19 comments:

Pondside said...

I am so glad that I bought some apples this afternoon, or I'd be very envious of your purchases. There's nothing like the first apples of fall. I bought McIntosh today.

Margaret Adamson said...

I am glad the farmer let you takes these photographs of the apples and Orchard. great shots.

eileeninmd said...

I love apples, especially honey crisp. It looks like fall, wonderful shots of the apples and farm. Have a happy day!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Aren't the apples are amazing this year? Our house is surrounded by orchards on Lake MI drive. Josie and I made caramel apples this weekend. Yum!

From the Kitchen said...

Thanks for the beautiful photographs this morning. I pulled out some apple recipes yesterday, knowing it was apple time again.

Best,
Bonnie

Lois said...

Great storyboard about apples. We wait every year for the first Honeycrilsp apples.

Barbara Lilian said...

It's nice to see so many different varieties of apples we don't get here in France. It's apple & blackberry pie time of the year, take a look at Daphnes blog she shows a great step by step recipe.
http://ivyphyllisandme.blogspot.com

babs said...

Awesome photos. The honeyrcrisp apples are so delicious.

Willow said...

Beautiful apple fresh photos Lynne .
They now make me want to bake a pie !!

TexWisGirl said...

it is just gorgeous, lynne. *sigh*

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Pretty shots - I can just smell the apple orchard - I need to go!

Sarah Huizenga said...

How wonderful that they let you go around and take pictures. Looks like an awesome orchard. Thank heavens for the bounty this year after last year's dismal failure. By the way, we never went at all to the Irish Festival, it was raining here the whole time, we chose not to be wet and cold.

Pamela Gordon said...

These are beautiful photos Lynne. I love the last view of the barn and fields. The apple crop here is not a good one this year due to all the rain, late frost and lack of bee pollination. Last year it was an excellent crop. One just never knows. I hope to get out and pick some Macs or Cortland later in the week, and honey crisp if they have any. We had our first frost last night and it feels really fall like today. Pam

missy said...

Tis the season..Can't wait for those Adams County apples..Apple Harvest cake...Apple Harvest festivals..

Bonnie said...

Lynne, I have an apple picking trip planned in a few weeks. So many wonderful apples this time of,year.

At Home in English Valley said...

Beautiful photos Lynne. My favorite thing to do is pick apples, oh yeah, pumpkins too...leaf peeking, cozy fires, oh fall...I love it all! Thanks for sharing Lynne. Love, Penny

PlantPostings said...

Yum, yum, yum! I need to get me some Apples, too! The Wisconsin Apple growers are very pleased with this year's crop, too--same story. :) We are fortunate. Enjoy!

Cindy said...

Your pictures are amazing, it is almost as good as being at the orchard, now I want to return. We were there early this year and couldn't pick but purchased a bag of red free. I shared the last one of the bag today, time to go back.

Rural Revival said...

I love how Mother Nature may deny us some years, but will eventually make amends. : )