Thursday, October 7, 2010

Seasons of Mist

From tree, to pail, to tray! Apples galore this time of year! Someone should write an ode!

Paging John Keats:

"With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more..."

-from To Autumn

Who wouldn't want to quote John Keats' words while picking apples from the tree? 'Tis the season for u-picks and my favorite place to go is Gabriel Farm in Sebastopol. I had a plentiful visit there a few weeks ago and am eager to go again before Halloween or at least Thanksgiving. Considering I've been trying to eat an apple a day, I might need to go more than once!


  1. How beautiful! I love the images, so rustic and seasonal. The quote from Keats was perfect.

  2. I recognize that lovely little bowl holding the toasted takes me right back to graduation from Bates! Maybe someone should write an ode to Rachel...

  3. I recently posted the same Keats poem on my blog. Love it! I like your blog!