Saturday was a lovely day to go
for a little drive and get apples.
You can see the cliffs in the background,
they are not clear because of the forest fires
to the west and north of us.
The air is hazy with smoke.
It looks like the hot summer
did not hurt the apple crop at all :)
This apple started it's life in Australia in 1868.
It is named for Marry Ann Smith who
propagated it from a seedling.
It made it to the USA in 1935
and is a very popular apple.
Great to eat and marvelous for pies.
On the drive home, we stopped at a park to let Butchie play.
The water is so calm today,
the reflections were intriguing.
We are just starting to get our first
sightings of Autumn color.
If you look to the right of the photo,
you will see desert.
Without the Grand Coulee Dam
and the irrigation that waters our desert,
we would not have these lovely parks or our
world famous apple crops.
Not to mention the millions of acres of wheat
and our large potato and onion farms.
Our state is blessed with rich soil,
but without the irrigation
it would be dry desert.
We're back home and it's time to do a taste test.
Honeycrisp - Golden Delicious - Fuji
"At our house Fuji won"
I hope that you are having a lovely weekend.