We moved into our house in the spring of 1996. In the side yard, visible from the window where I stood to wash dishes by hand as the well had not enough pressure to make our dishwasher function, was an old, leaning apple tree in spring blossom.
Except it was never the last season and now 7 years after it fell, I have found that some of the branches which were driven into the ground as it fell, seem to have rooted there and this worthy old tree seems to be setting itself in for reincarnation. It appears as if this tree is like the tree in the old kid's book, a true "giving tree" that never quits. This year the harvest was more bountiful than ever and I'm excited to see if the bear returns as well.
|Some picked last week, 2013|
|what the tree looks like this year|