Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Fall on the farm

One day this past week we woke to a cool, foggy day. The dew was everywhere and what it did to the landscape of spiders was amazing. The dew drew them out. Popping out right before our eyes, what we didn't see the day before now was glistening on every pine bough, tree limb, needle and leaf. It was truly amazing. I feel blessed to have captured some of it on my camera.
I cannot believe how well they turned out. Be sure to click on the pictures to see them closer.

The one above is a close up and the one below, I hope, gives perspective to how tiny that little web is. It was so amazing.

With fall we have harvest. As Mr. Paradosis spoke about yesterday, apple pie, we indeed harvested the apples yesterday. I love this picture of Charissa picking apples.

And we did bake an apple pie, probably the second one in all my life, but the first with my own apples. I didn't have white flour or even WW pastry flour so I had to use my 100% hard whole wheat and it turned out surprisingly well. The crust was denser and quite flavorful.
It probably wasn't "as good as grandma's", but how can I compete.


Liz in Seattle said...

Love that first shot :-)

And my guess is that Grandma would be darned proud of all you've accomplished in your first year out. WTG, FarmGirl!

PS: I use cheater crust...

JamesoftheNorthwest said...

I found the pie to be positively delicious.

And the pictures of all the webs are an iconographic testimony to my changing ways.

Mimi said...

It's been such a spider year, hasn't it?

Yum. The pie looks good!

Michelle Melania said...

Beautiful photos! And that pie looks wonderful.

Bluecanopy said...

mmmmmmmmmm tasty. i think apple pie is my all time favorite dessert.

those webs are pretty cool...i like the close up on the little one on the curved blade of grass.

grammafaithie said...

absolutely wonderful photography, Sue! And I would give ALMOST anything for a piece of that yummy looking pie!