269.we went apple picking

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And it wasn't nearly as lovely an experience as I'd hoped. I'm not entirely sure what I'd expected, but the mounds of discared apples smashed on the ground, the dominance of yucky Red Delicious, and the seemingly costly price all made us want to get in, get the apples, and get out.

This orchard had small trees with the apples within easy reach, which we didn't appreciate until we went up the road to a different orchard, and the trees were far older and much taller, and all the apples were up way high, out of our reach.

  1. mintyfreshflavor 55 months ago | reply

    Jason climbed a tree at the 2nd orchard:

    jason climbed a tree :)

  2. knitting by bicycle 55 months ago | reply

    Ok seriously EVERYONE went apple picking this weekend! I did, near Philly, and my Mom did up in Albany.

    Also. All the macs were picked clean where we went, so I ended up with a bunch of red delicious, golden delicious, granny smiths, and something else. Surprisingly, the red delicious at Linvilla Orchards are absolutely delicious. I was shocked!

  3. robyn L. 55 months ago | reply

    Lovely photo, even if you guys didn't have the greatest time.

  4. mikomiao 55 months ago | reply

    it was kinda sad and neglected feeling, wasn't it? i just remembered this morning that another apple that I like is the Gala, which I didn't even see at the orchard.

    It definitely wasn't quite the experience I envisioned although I'm happy to have all these tasty apples at home. LOVE the honeycrisps and the Fujis.

  5. lauren*o 55 months ago | reply

    I swear I am the only person on earth who likes red delicious!

  6. kriegs 55 months ago | reply

    Definitely had a different experience made up in my mind on how apple picking would turn out. Oh well, was nice to get away from the computer for a day :)

  7. Jay Murdock 55 months ago | reply

    Must be some bad red delicious up that way. I've always been a big fan.

  8. mintyfreshflavor 55 months ago | reply

    the red delicious i munched was definitely crisp, which is not always the case with red delicious, but the skin is too thick and bitter!

  9. monica justesen 55 months ago | reply

    love orchards. great shots!

  10. mywayNorway 55 months ago | reply

    I'm sure the pie will be worth the time it took to pick.

  11. ari_nyc 55 months ago | reply

    Great composition! I really want to go apple picking but yeah, maybe it's one of those things we think is going to be much better than it really is. Plus, what do you even do with all those apples? :)

  12. elizabetht 55 months ago | reply

    that's such a bummer that apple picking didn't turn out as awesomely as you expected. i've been wanting to go for a few years now but i never know what i'd do with all those apples.

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