Friday, April 16, 2010

I love Autumn - Walnuts & Apples

Today it was fresh and cool with a new dusting of snow on the tops of the mountains.  As the day warmed up, we have had blue open skies, no cloud, no wind, and it is clear and beautiful.  All the trees are turning yellow and losing their leaves.  I saw some Japanese tourists taking photographs of Jacksons Orchard, with their rows of yellow trees, all looking absolutely gorgeous.

It really is a very beautiful season.

Foraged today!  both walnuts and apples.  I have been working away on shelling walnuts and the apples are destined for apple jelly.

My heartfelt thanks to Linda who gave me 6 Quinces, which are now a clear, bright jelly in 3 jars on my bench.... a very guava-like colour.  They almost look too jeweled to ever eat.