All good things must come to an end. Or at least a pause.
Remember the crop with fondness. And tingling taste buds if you were lucky enough to sample a few. I had a small sample — decent for an afternoon snack and I could taste the potential of a cooking apple. Mmmmm. Pie.
A rest will do the apple tree good. I can picture it now, sap retreating from fine twigs to small limbs, to sturdy branches, then trunk and into the roots. Cold is coming. Mind those roots!
Keep them hydrated. Enjoy the late fall rain. Hoard the snow with insulation as well as moisture.
I’ll be checking in during the winter. Waiting for spring, warmth, buds and blossoms developing into the delicious fruit again.
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