Apple Picking...

Monday, October 19, 2009

Last Monday, we did something I said I would never do again...

Apple Picking.  

The last time we went was five years ago.
It was 90 degrees.
The Colonel was working.
I had to carry two huge bags of apples.
The kids were no help.
I had a miserable time. 

But life goes on and a certain somebody asked to go again...

Beautiful farm...
Beautiful mums...
Beautiful barn...
Beautiful red and green apples...
Beautiful Colonel...

Beautiful Son...
Beautiful friends and a great mom...
This time it was PERFECT.
The Colonel was home.
The weather was beautiful.
And I didn't have to carry the boxes of apples.  
I had the best time. 
Well, except for the bus ride to get to the orchard, but I won't go there, okay?
I can't wait to go again next year!


  1. Looks like you had FUN, lol! We didn't have any apples on our trees this year due to a late spring freeze, and the orchards in our area didn't either, so you are a lucky girl, and they look DEE-LICIOUS, love that barn too!!! Enjoy your day:)

  2. The pics are gorgeous and you have such a beautiful family!

  3. Good Morning~
    Yes~ I made it to my speaking engagement. I had just felt bad Monday and by Tuesday evening I was better. By the next morning I had a horrible sore throat.I have had every symptom of swine just not at the same time! I am heading to the Dr. now~ I think I need a Z-pac.
    Thanks for your well wishes!
    Looks like great fun picking apples!

  4. I LOVE getting apples at the Orchard. But going without the hubby or someone at least to carry them, not so much I'm thinking, haha...Glad you has a good time. Enjoy your week. Blessings to you, Debbie

  5. GOOOOD Morning Lois!! I think apple picking would be absolutely divine!! I am so glad that since you honored Michael's wish YOU had a great time!

    Love the pic of you and the colonel! You remind me a lot of my pretty sister in law!!

    May God's face shine upon you and your week be filled with GOOD stuff!!
    Love ya,

  6. We had a great time picking apples when we visited our relatives in CT. The best part was eating them. There is nothing like fresh apples. I'm glad this trip went better than last for you!

  7. Glad you had fun! I love the pictures!

  8. It sure does look like you had a nice time. The apples look so yummy.
    The photos are all just beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing.

  9. Sometimes it is truly amazing how an experience that was once unpleasant or difficult can actually be enjoyable the second glad you gave apple picking a second chance (altho I can see why the first time was not so much fun).

    blessings and hugs,


  10. Morning Sunshine,
    So glad you had such a fun time apple picking. So glad all your family was able to go, how neat. Great pic of you and the Colonel, very nice!!
    Lovely pics, and lovely looking apples as well. Yum!
    Have a super day hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

  11. Oh, that looks like fun! I wish we could do something like that! Have you made apple pies yet? Yum!

  12. Sounds like fun girl...and Oh the pies you now now bake...You all looked so happy and I want to know about the bus trip ha ha!! May you have a great day on your side of the mountain my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  13. Yay for a good time this year! It really looked like a pretty day; and your company was great, too! That pic of you and the Colonel is precious! You two are so sweet!


  14. So glad it was a whole different experience for you this time! Apple picking can be hard work under the wrong conditions like 90 degree heat! So what will you be making with all of those wonderful apples? Pie, applesauce, apple streudel???? Hugs, Loretta

  15. Tell about the bus ride! Tell! Tell! Now we're in suspense.

    Glad it was a FUN time this time...what a difference having a bit of help and some cooperating weather makes...

  16. Glad you had a good time! beautiful pics of your family!

  17. How fun! I have always wanted to go apple picking, but Georgia doesn't have a whole ton of apple farms. I need to look into that though.

  18. And beautiful YOU! Great pictures... I'm so glad you had a good time this year. (I won't ask about the bus ride.. lol!). -Tammy

  19. That sounds like such fun to me!! I need to find an orchard - and there are lots around here!! Any plans to make something yummy with all those apples?!?

  20. Looks like you had a great time! Glad that this year's trip was more enjoyable for you!


  21. looks like the perfect fall day, you all look so happy and relaxed.

  22. Apple picking always sounds like so much fun! I've never been. Glad you all had so much fun!


  23. what wonderful pictures. My favourite time of year. what a blessing~

  24. Oh what fun. I am going to have to go. Your family is gorgeous.

    What are you going to make?

  25. Oh, that looks like such a fun day! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself this time. What could be better than a day with family.

  26. I haven't been apple picking since I was a kid. Looks like you had a great time! :) Karen

  27. I have a 'thing' for barns & churches ... your pic is gorgeous!

    Can tell you had a lovely time this time. Our orchards here are very full. Our pumpkins are very small this year.

    Have a warm wonderful week. TTFN ~ Marydon

  28. OH! Lois, how I would love to have been there that orchard looks so inviting. Our apple trees did not produce one apple this year. What a wonderful time you all must of had. Thanks for sharing. I am looking forward to seeing what you do with them.

  29. That looked like a lot of fun! Great pics of you and your family.

  30. Gorgeous!!! :>)
    Apples are SO amazing
    and delicious!
    You have inspired me to
    go apple picking!!!!

    Love~ Miss Jen

  31. What a great time!Beautiful your smiles!

  32. oh fun!! I am so bummed i didn't get to go picking this year!! I was given about 3/4 tons of apples already picked. I'm grateful - really grateful, but i miss the orchard experience and freshness! You are a lucky girl :-)