It’s apple season here in New Hampshire, and since Mr. C can eat two or three apples a day we always make a few trips to area orchards every Fall.
Here are a couple of very old apple trees, they might be some of the oldest at the farm.
The farm’s chickens like to look for the worms in the fallen apples, or maybe they’re just eating the apples and not the bugs.
Recently, a local radio show interviewed a botanist who specializes in trees. The station asked listeners to post photos of their favorite tree to the station’s website. I meant to send in a photo of the tree below, but didn’t get to it in time. It’s a huge old Maple in the apple orchard nearby. In a week or so the leaves on this tree will turn bright golden yellow and red before falling. The drought we’ve been having will most likely mean that this year the colors won’t be as dramatic. I’ll have to find a photo from a previous year and post it.
Apples and Mums at the farm stand.