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[personal profile] asakiyume
Apples--they are coming ripe, and they taste good. In sunlight, they feel warm in your hand.


When I doubt my contributions to the world, I look at this apple tree and feel proud.

Here are some cosmos flowers. Did you know they have a fragrance? I didn't until I tried sniffing one just today. Then it was me and the bees fighting for who was going to get to put their face in each flower ... You know, they are so much prettier than this photo. They grow by the road, but when you look at them, there's no road. When you're looking at them, they're abundant and graceful, more than this photo shows. How can I put it. The photo tells the wrong truth.


One of my favorite views. When [personal profile] osprey_archer was here, she recognized it because (I am guessing) I take a lot of pictures of it. If I could lucid-dream on demand, I'd go flying over it.

view from the boardwalk

And a drawing! I'm not sure if it's a girl or a boy or a someone who isn't either, or who's both.


Date: 2017-09-01 03:36 am (UTC)
zyzyly: (Default)
From: [personal profile] zyzyly
Malida is so proud of her apple tree. She goes out and talks to it. Most of the apples are gone because she likes them green.

Date: 2017-09-01 01:38 pm (UTC)
amaebi: black fox (Default)
From: [personal profile] amaebi
It is a Somerset tradition to wassail the apple trees in January.

Date: 2017-09-01 04:16 am (UTC)
sovay: (Haruspex: Autumn War)
From: [personal profile] sovay
When I doubt my contributions to the world, I look at this apple tree and feel proud.

It is a splendid apple tree.

Here are some cosmos flowers.

Is that really what they're called? I didn't know!

Date: 2017-09-01 08:39 pm (UTC)
sovay: (Haruspex: Autumn War)
From: [personal profile] sovay
The first time I remember seeing cosmos was in the movie The Color Purple. I asked my mother what those beautiful flowers were, and she told me cosmos.

I've seen them my entire life, but never known their name; I think I thought of them as some kind of windflower. Thank you!

Date: 2017-09-01 04:37 am (UTC)
pameladean: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pameladean
Oh, these are lovely. And cosmos are splendid. I haven't managed to plant any for several years, but maybe I'll manage next spring.


Date: 2017-09-01 08:20 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] khiemtran
Cameras, in my experience, lie all the time. The trick is not what's in the frame, but what they leave out...

Date: 2017-09-01 01:39 pm (UTC)
amaebi: black fox (Default)
From: [personal profile] amaebi
And two things they all leave out are the third and fourth dimensions.

Date: 2017-09-01 09:24 am (UTC)
cmcmck: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cmcmck
The russets are ready for picking here now!

And I love russets! :o)

Date: 2017-09-01 01:38 pm (UTC)
amaebi: black fox (Default)
From: [personal profile] amaebi
I think that may be a dandelion person.

Date: 2017-09-01 02:58 pm (UTC)
missroserose: (Default)
From: [personal profile] missroserose
Jamila went apple-picking last weekend, and brought us a bag of delicious Zestars. Brian made an apple crisp with them...and we discovered that Zestars don't hold up to cooking well, so it turned out to be more like applesauce with topping. But it was still delicious.

I once snapped a photo of the Hancock Tower, one of the tallest and most impressive buildings in Chicago, from a perspective standing on the street a block away. It looked magnificent, a shining black obelisk rising up literally a hundred floors into the sky...and I sent it to a friend, commenting, "What you can't see is the homeless man with a sign asking for help sitting just below frame. This seems an appropriate summary of Chicago." The camera really is a far more limited instrument than we like to think.

I love your idea of going flying over that view. Perhaps I shall join you sometime.

Date: 2017-09-01 08:55 pm (UTC)
osprey_archer: (Default)
From: [personal profile] osprey_archer
Flowers seem so impossible to photograph sometimes! There seem to be masses and masses of them, and then you take a photograph and there are just little tiny dots of color surrounded by - green, or roadway, or whatever. Do human eyes enlarge flowers somehow?

Are the apples pie apples or just plain eating apples?

Date: 2017-09-01 10:20 pm (UTC)
kore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kore
Aw it's like that Randall Jarrell quote

And even if the world should end to-morrow
I still would planet my little apple tree.


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