24 September 2013 Comments Off on apple season
Almost every year we go to a local orchard to pick apples,
this year we went on the first day of autumn,
the branches almost breaking with the heaviness of fruit –
gala, golden delicious, macintosh, jonagold, empire.
A large batch of applesauce made while the crisp fruits are at their peak,
slow hours of chopping and simmering,
pressing and spicing.
jars lined up,
waiting to be eaten,
alone or turned into cake for tea.