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15 November 2022

What's in a name? An apple blossom by any other appellation would attract as many bees.

A Bowl of Apples. iPhone 6 Plus at f2.2, 1/628 second and ISO 32. Processed in Adobe Camera Raw.

We have no idea what kind of apples these are. The tree, grown from seed, was a gift from a neighbor a few years ago. It has been producing fruit the last couple of years and now and then we've shown how it's doing.

This harvest was edible.

A Long Shadow. iPhone 6 Plus at f2.2, 1/534 second and ISO 32. Processed in Adobe Camera Raw.

So we plucked the ripe ones before the blue jays could get to them. We had a bucket full that we brought to the wash basin in the garage and gave a bath. Then we set them aside in a colander perched on the bucket to dry.

We seemed to feel the presence of our grandmother who kept chickens and had fruit trees and a dark, cool basement where wine was made.

Later, we brought them upstairs and scratched our head.

We couldn't leave them in the colander. And we couldn't put them back in the bucket. We would have to find a bowl.

It seems we have a set of mixing bowls from our other grandmother. 1930s vintage Art Moderne Bauer Pottery Ringware, apparently.

The green one was just the right color, just the right size.

We set them out in the middle of the dining room table, itself graced with an apple-themed tablecloth. It was late afternoon by then and the bowl threw a long shadow across the cheery tablecloth.

We couldn't resist. We took a photo.

Someone else couldn't resist either. And it wasn't a blue jay. But several days later the bowl was empty, washed and back on the shelf.

We won't name appellations, though.

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