A brief interlude to celebrate the apple harvest occurs in early September. Friends come to pick our harvest, sharing in the bounty of organic apples. Most are not perfect but they are delicious. This season, the Yellow Delicious and Jonathan trees in our back yard have a good amount. In their honor I baked two cider/apple pies. Yum.
Fallen apples litter the garden causing the Canada geese to visit for nibbling and sending an aroma of cider into the air.
Unfortunately two of the apple trees in the chapel garden are not doing well. Our son Dirk is planting new trees to take their place, probably the dwarf varieties which produce so well. The Red Delicious above is a dwarf that was an anniversary gift from my mother over 15 years ago. The fruit is a seasonal reminder of heritage.