Skywatch Friday: How do You Like Them...

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Adella and I went apple-picking yesterday in Bethlehem, Connecticut. There were plenty of apples, but finding good ones was tough because so many had been damaged by hail in June. We found enough for Dell and Grandpa, though. And the day was beautiful.

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  1. I like the two perspectives! Good photos!

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  2. Both so beautiful! I can't decide if I like the color or the silhouette the best.

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  3. What a beautiful setting!

    My husband and I were just talking about apple picking lately - about how it looks like such a relaxing and enjoyable activity in the movies, but when we look at our local orchards and imagine the poor people out there picking hundred's of acres in the HOT sun... it just doesn't look very pleasant.

    Your photos make me want to go apple picking... they also make me thirsty! I could really go for some apple juice. ;)

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  4. Oh Matt Damon darling, I like em very much especially if they are coming from you.

    I loooooove that movie.

    I enjoy your image very much.

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  5. I'm glad you were able to find some good ones. What a shame so many were damaged by hail. Looks like you had a gorgeous day for apple hunting and picking.

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  6. Marvelous shots, Sandy! Too bad so many apples had been damaged, but as long as you got all you needed! I like both the shots -- may favor the color one just a tad, probably because the other reminds me that our grayer days are coming!

    Have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  7. nice way of pointing out that what we see depends so much on our "focus"!!

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  8. Both nicely frame the idyllic countryside. I can almost taste those apples!

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  9. I love the way you shot the boughed branches filled with apples.

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  10. I like that silhouette of your apples!
    They do look juicy!

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  11. ymmm...looking delicious..good to catch up here Sandy.

    I enjoyed reading your story/post below of one of your students and your books...it is somehow reminding me of Bob Smith, a local from your whereabouts (sort of), and his book Hamlet's Dresser. No doubt you would be familiar with it.

    His and your stories..both lovely.

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  12. Those branches are certainly laden with fruit.

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  13. Those red apples look soooo good.

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  14. It is that time of year...love apples in any form-fresh, baked, dried, stewed-good stuff. Fun photos.

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  15. I loved all your apple shots. You captured the apples just right. Nice job.

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  16. I like it, looks succulent. Great shots Sandy.
    Happy weekend.

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  17. Oh I love the colourful ones, the bring out the freshness and yummy apple out. The only apples I saw are in the supermarket...lol. Nice shot. Have a nice weekend, Sandy.

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  18. Well I like them both but I guess if you MADE me choose I would pick the second one.

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  19. What fun! Nothing better than an apple right off the tree!

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  20. Beautiful shots. Those red apples against the sky look lovely.

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  21. For all the not so good tomatoes this summer, the apples have been simply deliciously amazing! Love the contrast in your two photos.

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  22. The photos are as magical as your description of the day. I like 'em both ways.

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  23. The way that bough bends is simply breathtaking!!!

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  24. The apples made the photo colorful and come alive.

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  25. Beautiful shots. I would love to eat those red apples.

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  26. Anonymous11:19 PM

    I believe Snow White may come waling through and pluck on right off the tree!

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  27. Oh,my! That is so beautiful, with that branch full of apples!!


    LOVE IT!!


    Junie

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  28. I like both pictures. It looks like there were plenty of apples

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  29. beautiful shots!!

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  30. Both very nice images!
    Charming countryside!

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  31. Anonymous2:58 AM

    beautiful work. i prefer the first one

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  32. I LIKE them apples!

    When we lived in Stratford, we'd pick apples, and then I'd spend a weekend making and canning applesauce. With cinammon. The jars became prized Christmas gifts. I taught the kids to toast a slice of pound cake, put ice cream on it and then some unsweetened applesauce.

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  33. Nice shots :) How quaint that you have a Bethlehem :)

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  34. Nice arch of the bough. I like them sweet and crunchy.Or. I like the second one best.

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  35. I like mine under a sugery crust with a dollop of custard... as for the pictures... both are excellent Sandy.. nowI need to find an apple tree. :O)

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  36. Both shots are beautiful! Now I will have to go get some local apples and make a pie....these look so yummy.

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  37. Great photos and glorious looking apples. Make the most of the long apple season, wishing you happy eating and cookingof them,

    Michelle and Zebbycat, xxx and ample purring right now!!!

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  38. What could br grander than apple picking with your daughter. Perfect! Life is good.

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  39. Sandy, how lovely is your view of that lush countryside as viewed through the archway of the apple branch!

    I have great memories of picking apples with my grandmother and my mother and my sisters. Way back when.

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  40. Sandy: I like them sweet and crunchy, neat SWF shots.

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  41. Is there any nicer pleasure than picking fruits from the vine? I think not. I had two beautiful apple trees at my last home, what fun it was to pick fruit for pies, straight from the backyard! If you've lived in a cold climate, you will understand that appeal. LOL

    I LOVE what you've done with these photos Sandy, love it!


    See you Sunday at OSI!

    Hugs, G

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  42. An apple a day will keep the doctor away. I wish my apple tree had apples that looked that good.

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  43. What ana amazinh bough of apples! You are a master photog for sure, Sandy. You words and heart make you a maste blogger and wonderful friend.

    Warm Aloha

    Comfort Spiral

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  44. I'm glad you found some undamaged apples. Apples straight from the tree are absolutely delicious.

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  45. I like apples anyway I can get them : )

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  46. Anonymous11:32 PM

    lovely perspectives ..great photos1

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  47. Oh lovely. I haven't been apple picking in a long time. I do like them apples!

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  48. Beautiful composition in both. It's hard to choose which is more appealing. For eating, I'd say the second, for sure!

    Peace,
    Gina

    P.S. the word verification here is "chorus". :-)

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  49. Those apples are ready to go. Happy cooking!

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  50. This must be an apple year ! we have so many here, that sometimes nobody picks them up !

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  51. Anonymous10:32 PM

    Wow, those apples really look good. Loved the arch of that branch, burdened with such red lovelies!

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  52. I remember apple picking! We did it every year with our kids and I made pies and apple sauce! Yum! Lovely pictures! Autumn is upon us!

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  53. I love apples but haven't been apple picking in far too long. Both are lovely ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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