Size: 30,3 x 22,6 cm
Materials: Watercolour on watercolour paper
These apples are from our apple tree. When we moved here, we had two trees. One of them was really old and not looking healthy, so the following year we had to cut it down. The other tree had to come down in 2016. That first year we got 30 kg (~ 60 lbs) of apples, and I made both wine and cider, plus gave away two bags full to a neighbour, and some to the neighbourhood cows. Since then we haven’t had that kind harvest because of wind blowing them off, a cold summer, and then a lack of pollinators because of a late spring. This kind of apple is called winter apple by most people here because they aren’t ready before the end of October. These ones were on the tree in 2014. One of the few years we’ve had apples hanging on the tree long enough to get a red tint. I love seeing the apples ripen, and although I won’t get my own apples this year, I hope for a bountiful harvest in other ways.
Take the opportunity to enjoy this reminder of a bountiful Autumn harvest in your own home or office, and share the story with your loved ones. An Apple a day is good for so many things 🙂