Friday 7 September 2012

Harvest season

This picture was taken by my parents back in September 2003. I am not into those kinds of basket displays usually, but this one, which I found in Dropbox, I find particularly charming. It is a sort of horn of plenty and an embodiment of autumn and harvest. You can see in there apples, crabapples and apple and crabapple jellies. And some flowers. All home grown and home made. For years, between August and September, this is what my brothers and I used to do: pick apples and crabapples, clean them and make them ready to turn into jellies, or apple sauce, or apple pies. I have never been much of a cook, but being the fruit gatherer, that is something that comes naturally to me. Your hands smell lovely afterwards. Anyway, I am missing doing the harvest like this.


tao.owl said...

I am not into basket displays either, but this one is very lovely and the perfect autumn basket. The fruit looks really fresh and I have always loved apple sauce.

Anonymous said...

Looking back at old memories can be very comforting. It reminds me of summer mulberries we used to pick for my grandmother to make jam. I too can remember the smell:-)

Guillaume said...

@tao.owl-It is a perfect autumn basket indeed. And I think the fruits were daily fresh.
@Anonymous-You made me hungry for home made jam now.