Morning DewPosted: September 15, 2010 Filed under: Adventures in Life, Earth, home, nature, Photography, pond, Summer, Walking, wandering, water, weather | Tags: art, Bountiful Healing, Colorado, dew, leaves, Photography, reflections, stories, trees 10 Comments
I think this must be what the plants are surviving on lately. Morning dew. The dew has been remarkably heavy when you consider how dry it is here. Not to worry, though. They say we will be getting some rain tomorrow.
(Leaf and cloud reflections on a wavy pond.)
You can tell I have nothing whatsoever to blog about lately since I am now giving not much more than weather reports and what might appear to be complaints about the lack of rain. I’m not complaining. Not at all. I am enjoying the beautiful weather. We’ve had tons of sunshine, more than we’re used to seeing around here. Spirits are high. Everyone seems to be in a good mood lately. Must be all that vitamin D cheering us up.
(Leaves, tree, and cloud reflections on an almost-still pond.)
I posted one of my favorite photos from our Colorado trip over at Bountiful Healing. If you’re in the mood to travel a little bit, do me a favor and go on over and check it out: Sitting in Silence. As always, you can click on the picture for a larger view. I particularly like this one because, like the shoes in my last Sunday Signage post, it seems to tell a story, although what that story may be is up to the viewer. It’s a new direction for me, these story prompts. It will be fun to explore it further, maybe even in writing by coming up with my own stories.
What are those cool looking fruits in the first picture?
They’re crab apples, Karma. But somehow they look prettier than crab apples in this picture. 🙂
Those crab apples look like olives to me… funny on the perspective. Love the leaf on the wavy pond reflections. 🙂
Now that I’ve looked at them again, they DO look like olives, Anna. Especially the crab apples towards the bottom that look greenish in color.
Ahhh…so that’s what a crab apple looks like! I wondered what they were in the photo too! Very pretty photo, with the shine of the dripping dew.
My screensaver for the last few months has been a Bo Mackison photo of crabapple blossoms…I love it and haven’t tired of the photo at all. It’s interesting to see what those blossoms turn into. 🙂
Joanne: Bo takes gorgeous photos of flowers and other botanicals. I can understand why you haven’t tired of it. 🙂
Apparently one could, if one wanted, make jelly from crab apples. We have so many this year that I was thinking about giving it a try but I’m just finishing up with the veggies and not sure I feel like doing any more preserving.
When you say jelly, I think you are talking about what we call jam…you spread it on bread?
If you do decide to make it, you must share the story with us here, I’m now wondering what crabapple jam would taste like! 🙂
Yep, you spread it on bread (or biscuits or pancakes, etc.). Depending on how it is made, we call it jam too. Or preserves. Jelly (in the U.S.) is made from fruit juice. Jam is made from fruit pulp or crushed fruit which, frankly, I don’t find much different from preserves which are also made from chunks of fruit in a jam or syrup.
I will be sure to share the story if I decide to be daring enough to try it. I may be too late this year. I was looking at recipes and they all recommend picking the crab apples before they turn red as they become worm-infested once they are ripe/red. I’m going to pick and cut open a few tomorrow just to see.