Monday, September 26, 2011


While the book club gals and I were chatting over tea last week, our husbands and children took a trip to Avalon Orchards to pick some lovely organic apples. It was nice to know that they were enjoying fresh air and exercise while we were enjoying conversation and companionship. On that sweet Sunday of simple pleasures, we all took a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to rejuvenate our spirits. With the daily commitments of school, homework and activities, even our children are often confined by strict schedules. The apple orchard offers the perfect respite, providing fresh air, the beauty of nature and, of course, the chance to sample some delicious apples. All of the children came back happy and proud to show off the apples they had carefully picked. The bonus is, they have been eating them ever since.

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like stars at night.
No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
—W. H. Davies

my little snaggletooth or Nanny McPhee as we like to call her

the apples are coated with clay to deter pests


  1. What a sweet day away! We are sneaking away this weekend to pick some pumpkins...

  2. Great idea! I love the pumpkin patch (almost as much as the kids do, maybe more).