Monday, October 13, 2008

Apples and Pumpkin Time

We have had the most fabulous four or five days here in NY. The weather was crisp and cool every night last week and during the day the sun has shone brilliantly. The result? An absolutely breathtaking fall. Color just explodes everywhere and the days are warm so it is pleasant to be out. On Saturday we went apple picking at our favorite local farm. I'm sorry to say that many of the apples got "nipped in the bud" so to speak back in the spring when we had some freezes. However, we picked some really nice Ida Reds and I bought some previously picked Crispins and Empires.

Today we took the kids back to have a field trip with the local MOPS groups in our council. Over 60 moms, kids, and a few dads came out to enjoy another superb day and we took turns picking an apple and watching the cider press or going on a hayride to pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.

I'm telling you the leaves are just brilliant this year. I snapped this shot while under a huge maple tree on the hayride.

Getting a look at what is left behind when they press the cider.

We got a turn in the corn fun!

The view of the pumpkin patch today...just look at those colors!

Every paying person gets to take a pumpkin from the patch as long as it fits in the bag they are given and they can carry it. This one didn't fit in the bag, but she could lift it. We ended up walking to the barn so I carried it the longer way.
All in all a wildly successful field trip to the pumpkin farm. We got to enjoy another indian summer fall day here in NY. Tomorrow we'll take some time to measure the circumference of each pumpkin using string.


Anonymous said...

Looks like you all had a great time. The pictures are fabulous and I love the one you took of the Maple!!!

Sue S (RI)

Alana - The Mommy said...

I simply love Fall!!!! We never get enough variety of color change, as most of the trees here are evergreen pines. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures! WOWZA!

I love the one of R-8 carrying that pumpkin! She got a good one!

Anonymous said...

Heather, it looks like the colors are peaking now in your area...whereas I think I have another week or two before peak down in TN! Your pictures are all the pretty trees!! :)

Lynn said...

Heather, it's really gorgeous!! I've always wanted to see New York in the fall. You got some great pictures and it sounds like you had a wonderful time. We're also enjoying cooler nights and beautiful days. So much to be happy about!


Kerry said...

Lovely pictures! We are in NY also and have been enjoying the weather and color as well.

rainydaymichele said...

Great photos of a great day, Heather! The leaves are gorgeous! They are just beginning to turn here in OK and I am already excited. :)