DSC_0690Give me the splendid silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling,

Give me juicy autumnal fruit ripe and red from the orchard,

Give me a field where the unmowed grass grows…

– excerpt from Walt Whitman’s Give Me the Splendid Silent SunapplesDSC_0815fieldsDSC_0702apples+tractorDSC_0695_2Our family made its annual trip to the orchard in Wisconsin where we have picked apples and pumpkins for the last nine years.   We couldn’t have custom ordered a more magnificent day for taking a hay ride, gathering apples, and enjoying hot cider and doughnuts.  Ida Reds, Macouns, Granny Smiths, Cortlands, and Jonathans now sit in two overflowing half-bushels on my kitchen counter.  I can’t wait for the first crisp to come out of the oven, filling our house with the scent of warm apples and cinnamon!

2 thoughts on “Splendid

  1. I love all of your family traditions Wendy. Inspiring as always! Thank you for sharing your amazing talent of capturing the most beautiful photographs and writing so eloquently. I always feel blessed to read your posts.

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