I know it’s still mid-summer, and we’ve had a hot one here in the northeast. The garden vegetables are loving it and the blueberries are ready to pick earlier than usual, but the ticks have been bad this year and I have yet to find a small air conditioner that will help with the afternoon heat that builds up in the house.
Today is a less humid day that reminds me of the Fall season that will be here before we know it. I savor every day in fall and I hope it is a good one without rain and wind to whisk the foliage away before it’s time.
My main store at Zazzle contains mostly seasonal photography and I took a break from making fall wedding items to add a few “apple ties” to my shop.
I drew this little apple last year and have messed around with it in the paint program to make a few seasonal ties. It has taken some practice to create decent looking ties since they are tiled and can look blocky if not made the right way.
My favorite place to pick apples is in Hancock at Norway Hill Orchard on top of a hill – which is where many orchards are. The view is fantastic and there is nothing like a crisp, juicy Macintosh apple right off the tree.
Whether in the valleys of life or high up on the mountaintop, staying on the narrow road is most important to me.
I enjoy living in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire where I have been inspired to draw, write and take lots of photos.