Tuesday, September 01, 2009


It's the first of September. Still summer, but fall is fast approaching. The pommes (apples) on the trees all around us are looking better and better. I think it's going to be a good year for apples.

A golden (as opposed to Golden) apple.

This one is not in our yard, but out on a neighbor's property next to the vineyard. The apples on these trees are much better than the varieties we have in our own yard, so I pilfer a few every now and then for a pie.

The neighbor in question no longer lives in her house; she's in a nursing home. And her children only spend a few weeks a year at the house in summer. They live in the Paris region. So the apples go unpicked and unused and I don't feel bad about taking a few here and there.

I do use some of our own apples, but when these gold-colored ones are ripe, they are very tasty!


  1. Apple Strudel, please. Thanks Walt.

  2. Tart Tatin anyone?

  3. and this weekend is the apple festival in Hendersonville nc

  4. Yum! I can practically hear the crunch.


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