Apple Pickin’

There is nothing like a drive on a crisp fall day through beautiful autumn foliage up to an apple orchard. Sometimes life is best at its simplest, and walking through rows of trees looking for that perfect apple to pick and sink your teeth into is one of the best parts of the season. Autumn is absolutely my favorite time of year.


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Apple Orchard

Feeling, smelling, and tasting the Fall…

I’ve always wanted to visit an apple orchard and this fall I finally got the chance to wander among the grounds of Alldredge Orchards. There was something wonderfully organic about the experience of picking an apple and then taking a big crispy bite out of it. I have to say, this braeburn apple was the best variety I’ve ever eaten, a beautiful combination of sweet and tart. I’m hooked…

The Apple Orchard

~by Lisa Bells

When sky rises high
and turns ever blue
Melodies in the orchard briskly fly
Who turned me into a musician
that can play the notes of apples

Muses would be amused by the picking rythem
and gods will enjoy in this season for their poems
with such a good reason –
Muses will admire me
for I have the orchard and the apple feasts

Who can organize such a band
of top players in my apple orchard?
Who will be a good listener of the music?
Autumn askes the grasshopers in the orchard
and the autumn insects hiding in it

Picking apples makes me into a dancer
accompanied by the musician of nature
The apple trees turn into a singer
Appolo driving his chariot over the orchard
shoot the performance into my head for ever

Alldredge Orchard, Platte City, Missouri