Monday, September 19, 2011

Apples

Apples  by linfrye
Apples , a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

Saturday's field trip to Historic Bethabara Park was fun - though cool and wet. Two years ago when the Arboretum made the trip, the festival was canceled due to excessive rain and ground that was too soggy to hold up the vendor tents and stage. This year, though overcast with scattered showers, the festival went on - music, old-fashioned games, crafts, and apples. From dried, to fresh, North Carolina grown varieties, pies, sauce, cider and more - the festival, and the cool of the day - the mood and feel -was apples! My favorite variety - Pinova - wasn't there again this year -so I settled for an apple that comes close in taste - the Honey Crisp ... a bit of sweet-tart, firm flesh and thin skin -- fall indeed!

The rest of the weekend was filled with grant reading and grading, taking down my exhibit and rehanging my paintings elsewhere, finishing the cooking for my class on Wednesday, packing the car ...after ten days away - it feel like three more days 'away' ...

And leads to a similiar busy week ahead with a meeting or class each and every night this week. Whew ...

Mike continues to do well. He returns to Charleston for stitch and drainage tubes removal later this week. We continue to be ever grateful ...

I'll probably be scarce because of work obligations - but will catch up as I can. Meantime, have an apple -- it's just about fall!

3 comments:

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

I LOVE NC apples I'll have to try your favorite, sounds like an apple I'd love. Great painting of apples. Glad to hear Mike is doing well.

Joan T said...

These look great...ready to bite. Sounds like you are busy!!! Enjoy!

Lorraine said...

I too love apples, all varieties, so this is my favorite time of year for that reason also.

Your painting is so colorful and cheery, especially on this rainy all day day!

Pace yourself with your busy week and stay well. So glad Mike continues to improve.
Big hugs,
Lorraine