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Turkey Tracks: Winter Apples on Trees in Camden, Maine

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Turkey Tracks:  December 8, 2015

Winter Apples on Trees in Camden, Maine

During our first winter in Maine, I was enchanted with how apples clung to their trees after the leaves were long gone.

I stopped many times to try to take pictures, and, later to paint them.

This year has been a banner apple year.

Just before Thanksgiving, I stopped to take this picture.  The sun is very low in the sky now; yet it caught these apples with a light that made them glow.

The picture does not do the experience justice, except for the gorgeous sky.

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Here’s a close-up:

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I refrained from trespassing into the yard to pick one of the apples.  They look delicious, don’t they?

Later in the winter when the snow is deep, we will see turkeys perched in these apple trees, devouring the fruit.  I wonder if the apples will be fermented at that point, so that the juice has alcohol in it?

 

Written by louisaenright

December 8, 2015 at 4:07 pm

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