Thursday, November 28, 2019

Come to the Ithaca Apple Tree #ThursdayTreeLove

Today is Thanksgiving where I live, in the United States.

The turkey will be in the oven soon.  The cranberry sauce, the pumpkin pie and the apple crisp are done.  Soon, the air of my house will be fragrant with cooking scents.

It's all because of trees.  I am so grateful today for the trees that provide food, shelter, firewood and more for us humans.

Our fall season has mostly ended, and there's no snow on the ground right now, so I thought I would give my readers a different treat.

An apple tree.

This one is located in Ithaca, New York, about an hour from where I live in upstate New York in the Northeastern United States.  I took this picture in October.  Our area is an apple growing area, and we are fortunate enough to have many varieties to choose from.  I don't know which variety this one is, except it obviously ripens in October.

Here's a closeup of the apples.

It may surprise you to learn that apples come in various colors - besides the common (in this country) red ones, there are green ones (green when ripe, I mean) and even ones with brown skin (called russets).

I am grateful for the bounty of the season, and I am grateful for Parul and her #ThursdayTreeLove, and all of my blogging friends from all over the world who participate in the various blog hopes I participate in - Music Moves Me, Skywatch Friday, and several Wordless Wednesdays.

I am also grateful for those in several Facebook groups I belong to for music, nostalgia, crochet, and more.

Love trees?  Why not click on the link to Parul's post and visit and comment on these bloggers of tree love?  The next Tree Love post will be the 2nd Thursday in December.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my dear readers.


  1. I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving and I am so thankful for you, smiles.

  2. I’m very familiar with green apples — Granny Smiths, for example — but russet? That’s a new one for me.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving Alana! Green and so called 'golden' apples are available in our markets but I think those are imported.

  4. I believe it was through apple trees that they learned of colorblindness. There was an apple picker who they could not teach to pick ripe apples.

    Pretty tree.

  5. Thank you much for the shout out. I am so grateful that you have been around supporting since i first started out. Hugs! If I get a chance to come to New York, I will find out and meet you.
    I hope to see you tomorrow. <3

  6. those apples look luscious-wish I could bite into one of them. You are indeed lucky to have such gorgeousness around you.. thanks for sharing this


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