Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Wordless Wednesday (The Hot Orchard Edition)

This is Week One of the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge. This week's theme was "green." On a late September day when it was reasonable to expect an "autumnal" feel in the air during a visit to a Connecticut orchard, we got, instead, weather that didn't seem all that different from Florida's! The vista seemed to be holding back on the fall colors that will surely arrive soon:


Green was not the only star of the day:



But the promise of natural foods, bursting with potential:



Tartness:



And blushing beauty:



Gave me something to "fall" for despite the heat!

These pictures were taken at Lyman Orchards in Middefield, CT.

The Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge is hosted by Kristi of Live and Love Out Loud, Alicia of Project Alicia, and Rebecca of Bumbles & Light. The challenge welcomes photographers of all skill levels. Next week's theme is yellow! The linky for yellow week will be up starting on Friday, October 14 (if I have the schedule right!).

7 comments:

alicia said...

Beautiful pics! We have also been having some unseasonably warm temps. We were at the orchard Sunday sweating. lol. But the peak autumn color was last Friday. :( Thanks so much for linking to WW and Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge!

Jaymi said...

great pics! Apples definitely remind me of fall!

Satakieli said...

These are lovely! We, too have been having quite warm weather here in Chicago!

Thanks for linking up with the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge, I look forward to seeing what you come up with for Friday's new challenge!

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Paula, these are such pretty shots! I love the apples. I also love your clever play on words. You do it so well.
Thanks for joining us in the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge. I won't even bother telling you what the next theme is since you're obviously on the ball! lol Have a great day, friend.

Velva said...

Love the days like this one...Love strolling through an orchard too.

gotmycamera said...

Wonderful photos...amazing apples..

Dana said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your link. It looks like apple orchard experiences are similar all over the place. Did you buy a ton like we did? A week later, we still have some waiting to be cooked, baked, fried or composted if I can't get to them fast enough. Lovely shots!