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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Apple Picking Memory

Last weekend was filled with wonderful memories. Wishing to relive my children's autumn excursions, the family traveled to the Virginia countryside. I was expecting to see fall through the eyes of my twenty-eight-month-old granddaughter.

Our first stop was Sky Meadow State Park's fall festival. Upon entering the park we followed the windy road to the top of the hill. We immediately went to the children's playground that was piled high with haystacks in the form of a little house. She enjoyed the peek-your-head through wooden signs and the farm trucks. Sierra gleefully played before scampering through the pumpkin field, then off to listen to the banjo player strumming his country tunes. The only sight that was not readily accepted by her were the hens that pranced freely around searching for dropped food.  

Remembering our annual childhood apple and pumpkin picking trips, we drove to our second stop, Hollin Farm Orchard. The apple orchard was set in a slightly hilly area near the Blue Ridge Mountains. When reaching the top of the orchard, I looked out to the magnificent expanse while my granddaughter hung on to her little bag waiting to find the just-right apples to pick.  

I am including the above image poem in the Poemtober/Inktober 2019, day 17 challenge. 
The prompt is ornament.
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You can read more about my fall getaway with photos and poetry here
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I am excited to announce the winner of Michelle Schaub's book, Finding Treasure, that I reviewed last week at the Last Stop of the Blog Tour.  Congratulations Irene Latham!

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Join me at the ever joyful Jama Rattigan's blog site here where she hosts  the
Poetry Friday Roundup for this week.

12 comments:

  1. Enjoyed hearing about your fall excursion (and I have to say I love the name Sierra)! Your pink ladies poem and pic are lovely. Thanks for sharing, Carol!

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    1. Jama, my daughter and son-in-law love hiking in the mountains so they wanted their daughter to have a name that reflected their loves. Thanks for hosting and commenting on my fall getaway.

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  2. You've captured the excitement of apple picking in your photo and poem--very nice!

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    1. Thanks, Buffy. I had the most wonderful time apple and pumpkin picking with my granddaughter that I had to capture the moments poetically.

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  3. Lovely play with ornaments as "pink lady" apples in your poem and image Carol! You've captured the season well, thanks.

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    1. Thanks, Michelle. If you can believe this about the season-a couple of days ago when we had gusts of wind and rain, the meteorologist actually used the word winter. Yikes! I thought but today was back to fall and tomorrow is supposed to be a wonderful example of a fall day.

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  4. Oh, we LOVE pink ladies! We discovered them here in Virginia. They are so delicious. Perfect ornaments.

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    1. I never heard of Pink Lady apples until I went to Hollin Farm in northern Virginia, Linda. They were such a beautiful color. I have not tasted them yet-was holding the bag of apples to make a pie. Glad to hear that they are delicious.

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  5. Those Pink Ladies are wonderful EDIBLE ornaments! How fun that you are capturing so many memories of your granddaughter!

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    1. I am having so much fun when I am with Sierra. Her family photo album is filling up with wonderful memories. Thanks for joining me, Mary Lee.

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  6. What a lovely excursion! Your cherita is lovely, too.

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  7. Lovely, timely, poem, Carol. We just took our granddaughter to an apple tree farm a few weeks ago :)

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