Wednesday, August 6, 2008

It's a fruit pie thing

In the summer we eat many fruit pies. Blueberry. Peach. Cherry. You know . . . summer fruit pies.





But this summer the old, old apple tree in our yard produced apples for the first time since we have lived here. We pruned it pretty hard a few years ago because it never did anything but provide shade. As if by magic, blossoms appeared this spring followed by apples this summer.





So, lucky for us we got to enjoy our first apple pie in the summertime.




I dare say it makes me hungry for fall.

-dana

23 comments:

The Coopers said...

Nothing like an apple pie!! Love them...oh it makes me want to go and bake one now

sarah, rsm said...

I went to bed last night thinking about the 38 sleeping bags for Licious' pets ~ how cute is that? And today's pie look YUMMY! I'll be over after lunch for a piece. (Wouldn't you s--- if I actually showed up one day? :) Me too!!)

Amylouwho said...

Apple pie is hands-down my favorite of the pie family. Yum!!

The Powell Family said...

Can you make those apples and pie look anymore delicious??? My mouth is watering.....oh and you are definitely a woman after my own heart.....I'm soooooooo ready for Fall!!!!!

Amy said...

Oh my! I have seen pie after pie all over blogland and all I think about lately is pie!

bizzy mommy said...

oddly enough , I too might be starting to think about fall! your pie looks divine! i may have to bake one too.

KZK said...

Nothing beats a homemade apple pie made with apples you pick yourself! Nothing! :)
KZ
(Dave, my Guide Dog for the Color Blind sent me. :) Thanks for visiting their blog!)

Artfulife said...

We used to have an apple tree in the back yard. It grew the yummy yellowish green tart kind of apples. My hubby had to cut it down because part of the tree was burned in a fire before we had purchased the home. Such a shame. The pie in the last picture makes me long for fall also. I think it's one of my favorite times of the year. Enjoy all your yummy pies!

Christina Joy said...

Wow! Those are beautiful pictures of your pies! I'm setting out to plant an apple tree, right now!

Jodi-SugarPlumStitches.com said...

DANA!!! MY oh MY! how yummmy delish! that looks SO GOOD! I have two VERY old apple trees in my yard, however the apples aren't quite ready yet. I also have two VERY old cherries and an apricot! i LOVE them all!
You pie looks AMAZING, and i imagine that it tasted just as good! OH YUM!

Misty said...

us too, with the pies!!! I can't wait for fall. Cooler days, Apple pies, Apple butter...

Samantha said...

Mmmm...apples are one of my favorite things about fall! I'm definitely ready, and your pie makes me long for the change of seasons!

Tipper said...

Looks delicious!!

Blue Yonder said...

Mmmmmmmm! Did someone say PIE????

Tine said...

YUM! I love applepie! And yours looks delicious :-)

hunnybunny said...

That looks divine! My husband was trying to push me for a while to move to a more rural area and I wasn't feeling it, until I realized I could have apple trees. Then I decided I didn't need apple trees that bad. LOL
This post is really making me rethink that.....

Jaimee said...

Wow, nothing better than fresh baked pie AND from your own backyard! Our apple tree isn't doing too well, it caught some kind of fungus from our Juniper bushes...at least that what the books are telling me. It should be back to normal after some help in the Spring. My fingers are crossed!

The Mommy said...

Gawd I love apple pie!

Mr. Tweety "Oooh what kind of pies?"
Mrs. Tweety "Apple"
Mr. Tweety "My favorite!" (Oh how I love his face here)
Mrs Tweety "Chicken pies you great lummox!" and she bonks him on the head...poor poor Mr. Tweety!

Scottish Nanna said...

MMMMMM apple pie and Ice Cream yum yum.
Hugs Mary.

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Oh yummmmmm! We use to have a large apple tree when we lived on the mainland. Made pie, cobbler and put up lots of applesauce! Your pie looks devine!

Bloggy Mama said...

It is makin' me hungry, too!!

Pony Girl said...

Oh goodness, I can smell that pie!!
I am ready for fall....almost. It's in the air already, ya know. I can smell it! Summers almost over....

Robyn said...

Hi Dana...i know I'm a bit behing in replying to this...but...I wanted to say...'Woohoo' on the apple tree, pies etc.
It is most rewarding and very satisying, picking and eating your own stuff.
We have a very old orchard on our farm and every summer we go mad picking fruit and then try to use it for the next year...nothing nicer.
Enjoy your bounty!