The Photo Gallery 206: Light

apple on a tree

I have a romantic vision of apple picking. And this isn’t it!
I imagine it to be all Somerset splendour with ladders and baskets and large, juicy apples which are perfectly formed all ready to be harvested.
I imagine the sun on my back (or on the back of the straw hat I’m wearing) and lashings of cider after a day of hard graft.

This is not a true reflection of apple picking.
Or it’s not the version I experienced last weekend.

Dan and I offered to help his Scout group raise money by picking as many apples as they could for the local cider maker.
A Saturday morning helping the community and ensuring that lovely golden drink gets to our fridges.
What could be nicer?
But our Saturday morning consisted of scrumping apples off the leaf-strewn orchard floor – apples no bigger than a plum. Back. Breaking. Work.

There was a silver lining to all of this however. The light was amazing.
As we arrived at 9am, the light hung low around the gnarled branches, barely peeking through the mist which was still clinging to the outskirts of the orchard.
Everything looked otherworldly. Like a mythical creature could burst through the mist at any moment.
This time of year has much to recommend it; the colours, the chill in the air. But the light is something else.
It made this shrivelled old apple on the branch look really quite magical. Mother Nature can do that.
She didn’t product a mythical creature though. Or a glass of cider!

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12 Responses to The Photo Gallery 206: Light

  1. Sarah says:

    Love this image and your words,
    "This time of year has much to recommend it; the colours, the chill in the air. But the light is something else.
    It made this shrivelled old apple on the branch look really quite magical. Mother Nature can do that.
    She didn’t product a mythical creature though. Or a glass of cider!"

    My recent post The Photo Gallery | Light

  2. libprice says:

    So – where exactly can I buy this local cider?!?!? xx

  3. sarahmo3w says:

    Beautiful photo – the light certainly is lovely at this time of year, especially on cold, misty mornings.
    We used to have a massive apple tree at our old house. It had hundreds and hundreds of apples – and not a single one was edible!
    My recent post The Gallery: Light

  4. suzanne3childrenandit says:

    Gosh what happened to all the decent apples this year?! I can imagine that must have been pretty disappointing. Makes for a gorgeous photo though – shrivelled apple or not!

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  6. Mummy Barrow says:

    Sorry you lost me at cider. What did you say about the light?

  7. SusanKMann says:

    Wow a beautiful picture and gorgeous. And that cider sounds amazing x
    My recent post Light – The Gallery 206

  8. That poor apple…but what a great pic!
    My recent post {captured} Light

  9. Beautiful words and image
    Oh my I do love cider

  10. kaowen2013 says:

    Love this picture, sums up the warm autumn we've had. Our apple tree wasn't so bad but they weren't pie (or cider) quality this year.

  11. lauracymft says:

    Gorgeous photo. I'm not a fan of cider or I wasn't a fan until I tried a blackcurrant cider. Can't remember which brand it was but it was yum!
    My recent post Light #TheGallery

  12. jacq says:

    That's a beautiful ugly-apple.

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