Skywatch Friday: Apple Country

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Though many of the apples we picked on Sunday were dinged-up or pock-marked from te hail storm that had kicked off our summer, they were nonetheless juicy and sweet--and perfect. There's nothing better than a sun-warmed apple straight off the branch--except watching my daughter and nephews do the picking and holding up each apple like a treasure. Every autumn, it's the same old thing around here. Thank God.


Skywatch Friday

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  1. OH .. that pumpkin photo is just wonderful .. poor apple, the worms got it!

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  2. I love that pumpkins too...so interestingly and contrasting with the green grass. Beautiful.

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  3. One fruit prettier than the next. The pumpkins are brilliant (literally.)

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  4. wow! look at the pumpkins! ive never seen pumpkins in a garden yet. i only see them in the market. cant believe it can be a great photo subject.

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  5. Wow gorgeous giant pumpkins.
    Incredible and beautiful shots.

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  6. fall, fall, fall...a great trioi of shots!

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  7. I use to love climbing the crab apple trees behind our house when I was a young teenager. No matter how sour, we always ate a few of them!

    I love the pumpkin photo! It looks like they've been set adrift in a sea of green, waiting to be plucked up and carved.

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  8. Oh, yes! I love the pumpkin shot, too! Beautiful, moody clouds and the apple is beautiful even with a hole in it! Marvelous feeling of fall!

    Have a great weekend, Sandy!

    Sylvia

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  9. At first I thought those were apples on the grass but everyone is talking about pumpkins. . . so why are they on the grass like that? On eposter semed to think that they wee growing there but there are no vines and it looks odd to me.

    Great close up of the apple, even tho it is marred by the summer hail storm.

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  10. The pumpkin photo made my morning, thank you Sandy! I LOVE PUMPKINS...great shot!!!! :<)

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  11. lovely photos celebrating a wonderful season of harvest...fall

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  12. Apples,Pumpkins and County Fairs Great post.

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  13. Awesome skies over the orchard. Wonderful contrast in the pumpkin patch. It almost looks fake! So wonderful!

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  14. You out did yourself with the pumpkin pic-amazing.

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  15. Amen to that...

    The pumpkin photo is GREAT!

    I so love this time of year!

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  16. Appletastic Sky Fantastic

    :O)
    Tom
    Tom
    Wiggers World

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  17. Awesome shots Sandy!
    I just love the one with the pumkins :)

    Have a great weekend!
    Anna

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  18. Heey Sandy,

    Great shot, the last one is allmost art!!!!, great!!!

    Have a nice SWF.

    Eric, Holland

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  19. Wonderful shots that simply evoke autumn!
    The pumpkin shot is picture postcard perfect!

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  20. Sandy: What a neat look at your Fall skies over CT.

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  21. Wow the pumpkin shot is so cool :-) A lovely perspective in that one.

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  22. Beautiful autumn images. I love the one with the pumpkins!
    Janice.

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  23. That pumpkin shot is really amusing! Beautiful also - but it put a smile on my face! Lovely colors!

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  24. Beautiful views to celebrate the changing seasons. The pumpkin field is just too cute, makes you want to take them all home.

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  25. What a beautiful layered sky, and a jolly field of pumpkins. Nice cozy observation on sun-warmed apples, too!

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  26. A very nice showing for Sky Watch. I enjoyed seeing apples vs pumpkins.

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  27. Very wonderful sky.

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  28. I LOVE the pumpkins!! Such a FUN photo!!

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  29. Fantastic clouds and great Harvest shots.



    Eaglesbrother

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  30. hello neighbor (I live in NY),
    Beautiful photos!!! I love the rolling clouds in the first picture, and the pumpkins are so seasonally fitting in the last. happy skywatch =)

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  31. Love this autumn-themed post.

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  32. They are all sonderful photos, but I especially loved the pumpkins and the sky is beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing your skies and for hosting.

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  33. Gorgeous skies, Sandy! And what a beautiful field of pumpkins!

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  34. I have never seen so many pumpkins growing before!
    Apple looks lovely in spite of the little hole! Sky beautiful!

    Nuts in May

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  35. Big DEEP breath I can just about SMELL it! Lovely!

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  36. Wonderful Fall photos ... LOVE the pumpkin field especially ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  37. The apples may have been the stars of the show for your children but I admire the pumpkin shot. Happy SWF.

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  38. Sandy, you are making my innards groan with longing for that autumny, New England feel!

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  39. Woderful clouds! I also like the clouds

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  40. Great pumpkin patch shot.

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  41. Hello my friend sorry if i am not being around here in your blog for such a long time... I have so many important things to do, we are affected by Typhoon Ondoy whoi attacked the Philippines recently, Im helping my dad in fixing the damages brought to us by that natural calamity, I know every thing will be back to normal... Its nice to be here again in your blog
    Hope you have a great day and God Bless

    By the way i got a new site, hope you can visit me there if you have time
    Blue Dreamer
    ^^

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  42. The pumpkins are BEAUTIFUL! That is such a perfect fall picture!

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  43. That storm seens to be so big that one could hurt his neck just trying to see it all.

    A grest set of photographs

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  44. That is such a dramatic sky! Love the photo of the pumpkins too. I'm glad you all had a wonderful time apple-picking. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  45. A very fine Sky Watch, Sandy!
    I enjoy very much all the beautiful pictures!

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  46. Beautiful picturus ! ! !
    The last one is great!
    Gr.
    P-TER

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  47. Sandy, my teeth are itching to sink into that apple and I'd love a couple of those pumpkins too.
    Here the pumpkins are not even flowering yet.

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  48. Anonymous5:55 AM

    Wow, what a dramatic sky, followed by some wonderful colour of the apple and those pumpkins! Great shots all.

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  49. I agree, the pumpkins are wonderful!!

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  50. I'm tired of the heat around hear so I enjoyed your apple picking journey in cooler weather.

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  51. Sandy, I love those sweet juicy apple bites straight off from the tree. There is one sign I could tell if the apple is very sweet. Just look at the core of the fruit and the crystalline-like being formed inside will tell you to bite it without delay.

    On another high note, goodness! Look at those pumpkins!

    Years ago, I used to bake Pumpkin Cake and take them to church for our after service expanded fellowship we call here Afternoon or Morning Tea which in American term is simply Snack. What a word!

    If I'll find the recipe, I'll share it with you if you like. :)

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  52. Hello Sandy! Love the sky -so calming! That apple is perfectly IMperfect! :) And the pumpkin scattered along that green is art itself!

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  53. Oh, that sky shot, with the clouds rolling across like waves coming in at the seashore... Thank you for sharing.

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  54. Wow,many many pampkins.
    Wonderful shots!

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  55. Sharing in the harvest and bounty of nature is a wonderful way to spend the day!

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  56. i love the apple picture...the redness is perfect against the blue sky...feels very welcoming!

    eng

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  57. Beautiful! And those pumpkins look like bright boats bobbing on a sea of grass!

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  58. Awesome pictures... almost makes me like this season, which I generally find depressing. There's something encouraging about the apple. Despite the blemish, it's still a good apple. Maybe there's some kind of metaphor for people in there.

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  59. Such a gift -- the delicious apples and the wonder in the children's eyes. You've captured them both.
    Happy weekend!

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  60. The first pic looks rather angry. Is it?
    Thanks for dropping a comment on my page.

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  61. those are yummy looking pumpkins great shot

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  62. I love the pumpkin pic as well....oppsy, too bad for the apple....:)


    this is my first time...here is mine:

    http://demcyapdiandias.blogspot.com/2009/10/skywatch-friday.html

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  63. Picking apples, picking pumpkins. It's what we do! :)

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  64. ah, great shots..love that apple!

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  65. I just love the photo with the pumkins. Great colours in the picture. It looks almost like a painting.

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  66. Beautiful skies over your pumpkin patch! We bought apples and peaches (both got hit by hail in June) from orchards, but our pumpkins came from the grocery store.

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  67. The sky is magnificent! The apple looks a wee bit neglected but that field of pumpkins seems like a painting. :)

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  68. That pumpkin patch image is PERFECT! Just beautiful!

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  69. The pumpkins are perfect, the apple perfect in its imperfection. Nicely done!

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  70. Anonymous12:51 AM

    The pumkins are amazing!

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  71. wow a lot of pumpkins here! lovely photos Sandy!

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  72. we had the pumpkin festival in half moon bay this last week. i have not been there before as to go means you have to leave early in the morning as the traffic takes hours. they showed it last weekend and many of the patches were flooded. hoping they got it all cleaned up by this weekend!

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  73. Love the sky in the first one and the pumpkins in the last one... Apple's not my favorite fruit off late but the details in the capture are amazing! Is the pumpkin photo, a HDR?

    - Pixellicious Photos

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