Friday, December 17, 2010

My First Apple Crop...



SOMETIMES IT’S THE SIMPLE THINGS IN LIFE
THAT MAKE YOU SMILE OR CLAP YOUR
HANDS TOGETHER LIKE A LITTLE CHILD.




Today, on this rainy, cold, California day
we picked our first crop of apples from our
tiny, gallon container, Granny Smith apple tree.


Tonight, we’ll celebrate 
with a bottle of
Trader Joe’s Finest Red
a wedge of French Brie
and a fresh Baguette...


and call it dinner.




Because it’s the little things.


the breaking of bread


the laughter of friends


or a tiny seed that becomes a tree
that produces such beautiful, edible things
that sustain and nurture us.


HOW WILL YOU CELEBRATE TODAY?






19 comments:

Chris said...

How wonderful! Your first apple crop should be celebrated~
I'll celebrate today by hunkering down during this big storm, gazing outside at the blowing trees and pouring rain. I'll smile and thank God that I can enjoy it!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I'm so excited for you!! Wish I could be there for a taste. I actually love brie with green apple slices on a sandwich - yum. Tonight we will go to our friends for our weekly game night and the best part is my daughter is home and will be joining us. Be sure to let us know how the apples taste!

Jacqueline said...

It really is amazing when you can pick your own home grown produce isn't it Cynthis ?
I wouldn't mind sitting down with you to eat that wonderful combination.
Enjoy the fruits of your labours and have a glass for me. XXXX

PK Studios said...

Beautiful photograph!! Cynthia, you're going to crack up.....I have an almost identical breadboard and knife that my mom brought me from England!!! I hope you enjoyed your lovely apples, wine and cheese : )

My Grama's Soul said...

How great is that .......that you raise your own apples......I raise oranges.....wanna' swap? (O:(O:(O:

Have a wonderful weekend,

Jo

Pam said...

I'm raising tomatoes - it's a shorter wait! Your apples look wonderful! Such a pretty photo.Enjoy.

oldgreymare said...

How adorable they are and you have pictures! Have you tried TJ's Chariot Gypsy? The 06 was the best I have 2 bottles left but the later years are ok too. Great everyday...my fave and guests try to steal bottles home.... : D

xx

z

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

How wonderful!
Having a fruit tree is such a gift. I'm thrilled that our new home has a peach tree. :-)

Hugs, my friend!
Anne

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

We are getting a RARE rain tonight...that is worth a celebration.
It has been SO DRY in Southeast Texas in the past months...we need EVERY OUNCE of rain we can get.
It's chilly outside...but warm and comfortable inside or Victorian Rose Cottage.

Your apple photo is delightful.

Rose

Debra She Who Seeks said...

It's like seeing your kids graduate from college! Little apple seed is all grown up now!

Riki Schumacher said...

Don't you love having fresh fruit in December. It doesn't get much better. Enjoy! Hugs, Riki

Fire Byrd said...

Perfect supper to go with the first crop! Although the apples look more like russet's to me!
xx

Kath said...

A very Cosmopolitan meal! here in Somerset we are famous for apples, especially cider apples, how nice to have that link between us (especially after we discovered our Amercian floorboards):-D

Saz said...

thanks for dropping by...
lovely blog and beads you have here!

saz x

Joanna Jenkins said...

Ohhh, that's my kind of dinner. Simple and delicious!
We're actually hitting the movies so popcorn will be on the menu for us.
Love the new header photo!
Cheers, jj

URBANDON (Don Pezzano) said...

Beautifully styled.

koralee said...

Now I so agree...that is cause for celebration...I so would love a crisp apple from a tree right now.

Sending you oodles of Joy for a blessed week ahead of you. xooxoxoxoxoo

Thank you so much for all the sweet comments you always leave me. xo

kelro said...

Beautiful photo. Although the knife looks like it could use a bit of a hone... LOL

Congrats on 150! You missed a good show the other night...

kelro

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Cynthia!
Oh how lucky and to be picking such beautiful apples in December...amazing! Congratulations! My favorite apples are MacIntosh and Granny Smiths so I'm almost tasting it. Have a wonderful week my friend. Maura :)

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