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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Two Weeks in Autumn Photo Challenge - Day 3 "Autumn Fruits"

September 25 Day 3 Subject - "Autumn Fruits"

This is the Honeycrisp apple and I was so excited to walk into our local market and see them piled up in the bin a week ago. The Honeycrisps have a short season, only available from mid-September through October. Like anything that doesn't last long, you really appreciate them while they last. These apples wouldn't win a beauty contest, but the taste is just delightful--clean, sweet, and almost icy crunch. And the Honeycrisp cider is equally delicious.

Re photo - I played a bit with Photoshop special effects, this one to make it look as though the apple was painted with watercolors using a dry brush. Fun.

If you'd like to participate in the Two Weeks in Autumn Photo Challenge--and I hope you do--it's simple. Just grab your camera and take a photo of your interpretation of the day's subject. Post on your blog and then leave me a comment so I can visit you and include your link on the player's list below.

September 26, Day 4 Subject - "Soup Weather"

Here are today's possible players:

Pamela @ The Dust Will Wait
Janis @ As Jan Sees It
Joangee @ Musings n Waffle


Jan n Jer said...

Love the way this turned out! I see your having lots of fun with PS Faye! It can very addictive!

Pamela said...

those are my favorite apples, too. I'm always watching to see if the price drops anywhere close to the fuji's at the market.

The weekend my daughter is getting married in Portland, the nursery close to her apartment has the "apple festival." They set up a table and you can stand in line forever and then get your turn at the many varieties of apples and pears. Then they set up huge bins in another area and you can buy your favorites. But let me tell you... the honeycrisps and other such are usually empty when I get there.

Debs Carr said...

That apple sounds delicious, but I don't think we get them here unfortunately. I'm watching a programme about apple growing right now and they're mentioning ones eaten by Henry VIII. Shame I missed what they were called though.

EG Wow said...

Honeycrisps? I LOVE the name and I just bet they are the kind of apple I like to eat.