The first apples of this year, and very early. Usually these little Lady apples don't ripen until around the middle of October. They're small, but they make delicious apple butter.
When I looked at the date of my last post I could not believe that a month had passed! Life has been hammering me with both good and bad for the past month. Good, in that I received a lot of commissions for portraits, bad in that I had some health issues that put me in the hospital for a couple of weeks, so now I'm behind on those commissions. Everything seems to be OK now though (knock on wood). I'm going to have to hustle to get those portraits done by Christmas, but I'm so grateful to have the work, especially in this economy.
This is the last rose of the summer, and what a beauty! I don't know what kind it is; I bought it on sale last year at the grocery store. It didn't bloom last season, but it certainly made up for it this season. Maybe it's some sort of floribunda? It has more than one bloom per stem, so that's why I'm guessing floribunda instead of tea rose. It also has a nice strong rose scent, but don't ask me to break it down into categories like 'lemony' or 'cinnamon.' My sister is always saying, "sniff this rose, it's gorgeous! Peach with a touch of vanilla!" I always answer, "Really? Peach and vanilla? 'Cause all I smell is, uh...rose!"
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