weekend snapshots

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we seem to have gone right from summer to fall weather over the weekend
although the sun was warm, the air was fresh and crisp
perfect for apple picking
and warm apple cider donuts

35 Comments on “weekend snapshots

  1. Hi Susan, This is perfect! Good weather, an apple farm, family, nature, the fall colors and traditions, New England, and a great photographer! Thanks so much! Take care! 🙂

  2. Reblogged this on A Really Full Life and commented:
    This beautiful post made me a little homesick 😉
    One of the wonderful things about being an American is the experience of Fall, Winter, Spring, & Summer! It’s a blessing of geography that those near the Equator never experience. I’m looking forward to returning home to see family and friends, to the creature comforts of hot & cold running water, reliable electricity, and to Fall. It was hot when we left home in early August and by mid-October the mornings will be crisp and cool. I can’t wait to see the Ginkgo tree adorned with bright yellow leaves that quiver in the wind, finally letting go and drifting out across the lawn and street. The two ladies who walk a Corgi in the early morning hours will be wearing sweaters and the fellow who roller-blades in the evening will wear his knit cap.
    I’m looking forward to a big slice of pie from Apple Hill and maybe a drive through Napa to see the vines turning red. It’ll be time to shop for pumpkins and drink tea while I begin my Christmas list. There’ll be football on TV and folksy Family movies set in New England will flood the Hallmark channel.
    I’ll come home to America and find kids walking to school and Starbucks’ stocked with Fall offerings like Anniversary Blend and Thanksgiving Blend.
    In 1992 we went on a ministry trip to Russia and took our then 14 year old daughter. The trip was tough and we rationed our food and water. When we touched down in the US my daughter turned to me and said, “We live in a great country don’t we Mom, America is a great country!”
    I feel that every time we come home.
    God bless America,
    Land that I love.

    • What a wonderful comment, Kelly and thank you for the re-blog. We here in America tend to take things for granted, don’t we? It really is a great country and we are blessed to enjoy all that the seasons have to offer us…and that includes apple cider donuts! Enjoy your time at home!

  3. It’s coming quickly Susan! Lovely images…I can smell and taste the hot cider from here…the apples look great…and that little girl in the second photo is too precious!

    • that little girl was so cute…every time she saw me, she would stop, pose and smile! I’m sure she has been in front of a camera often! I would have taken more pics but not knowing the family, I didn’t feel comfortable doing that.

  4. Glorious colours! Wisley is selling loads of apple varieties at the moment. Mum stocks up every time she passes 🙂 We have a few good farm parks nearby too which are always such to go to with the kids! Really lovely post Susan 🙂

  5. The weather really did change very quickly. We’ve had frost warnings for the past couple of nights, and our leaves started falling in mid-August. A very strange time indeed.

    These photgrphs are really wonderful, Susn!

  6. I studied the menu cards really closely, and I couldn’t find the hard apple cider. That’s MY favorite apple recipe.

    Nice shots Susan – looks like fun.

  7. Such a precious capture of all that’s so good about autumn. Makes me quite nostalgic for the New England I left behind.

  8. Lovely images! Fall is in the air…and I can feel it even here in Florida! The apples look so delicious, have to reach for one…

  9. I love the pumpkin and apple season and the smell of autumn. A lovely series showing the atmosphere of this time of the year. My favourite is the one of the proud parents taking a picture of their adorable baby sitting in the grass. Such sweet moments captured!

  10. Wait a minute. That’s the hay ride? One lone bale of hay in the middle of a flatbed truck? And you sit on wood-plank benches instead of frolicking in the hay? Man, that was definitely not my fantasy.

    • I agree! Unfortunately, we got to the orchard at the end of the day (to avoid the big crowds) and they were cleaning up and emptying the hay trucks.

  11. Those apples look so crunchy! I bet they taste delicious. It’s always fun to spend a day at the orchard/farm. It sure looks like fall in your neck of the woods already.

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