We have five lovely apple trees on our property. Three of those apple trees run along the drive up to the house.
The apple tree in the foreground is the oldest of them all, believed to be about 200 years old. It was most likely planted when the house was built.
There are so many nourishing qualities to an apple tree. Their bright red fruit tell us that Autumn has arrived and soon we will be bundled in wool, sipping hot apple cider and enjoying baked apple goods.
I also like being in the middle of conversation or playing in the yard with our children and hear an apple fall to the ground with a thud. It makes you pause, even for a second, just to process all that that sound means.
A summer ripened fruit, a turning season, cooler nights, and the coziness to come.
The apples vary in size and color and I'll have to do some research on what varieties they might be. The arborist that came to the house encouraged us to prune them of all their dead limbs. Over time, they should become much healthier with that alone.
Image via Pinterest
So that's what we'll do.