Apples and Late Summer Garden Pretties...


This year spring came very early in Minnesota...trees blossomed early...and my apples are ripening early now, too.  Apples were falling off the tree, so I picked one and tasted...and it was sweet!  I picked a couple of big bowls...



There's such a change in the garden...even though it is REALLY hot and humid right now, the garden is showing that fall is on the way... The Mountain Ash berries have turned orange...


the coneflowers and brown eyed susans are in full bloom...



It's been such a hot summer, that I'm welcoming the late summer with open arms...the last half of August and the month of September have always been one of my favorite times of the year!

Until next time...
Linda

39 comments

  1. I sure know how the hot summer feels...it has been too hot most days...my boys do not even want to leave the house at all this week. OK for me...I caught up on my blogging. Your apples are of abundance...do you bake or can? They look great!

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  2. It's so hot...Fall is sounding pretty good!

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  3. Wow! Sure seems early for apples. I, too am really looking forward to fall, since it's been hot & muggy most of the summer here in Michigan, too! My purple cone flowers are almost kaput since they bloomed so early this year. But my black eyed Susan's are gorgeous like yours are!

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  4. It certainly has been very hot and humid here on the east coast as well. I live about 2 miles from the ocean, but it's been one of the hottest most uncomfortable summers that I have experienced. Oh, maybe I'm just getting old and cranky!

    Lovely to have such a bounty of apples right within your own reach. Enjoy!

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  5. It has been way too hot this summer and I too am looking forward to some cooler air. Such pretty apples and flowers.

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  6. Today has felt like fall here. We get like one month of summer it seems.

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  7. I know what you mean about knowing summer will be ending soon. Despite the hot weather, the garden is acting like fall is on it's way. I hate to see it end but fallis such a great time of year. your apples make me realize what's coming soon.

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  8. I know it has been hot and I love the fall, but come winter I look back and wonder why I was in such a hurry for it to end! (ok, I kow why...time for the kids to go back to school!) Your apples look scrumptious!
    :)Heidi

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  9. Love any fruit trees and I adore cone flowers! Happy Harvest!
    Lezlee

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  10. Your post today just sings the praises of fall. Those fresh picked apples are so beautiful and the touch of fall color is such a nice reminder of what's to come.

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  11. Dear Linda, here it startet to show a bit of autumn ,too, -today it is really raining,and we can so use the water :)so the drops against my window,is a wonderfull sound.
    Love your apple photoes, uhhmmm looks so great,and full of sweetnes,and juice.
    Have a great sunday, dear.
    Hugs Dorthe

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  12. The weather has been unusual here this year also. We went from heat to a/c within days. Your picture of the apples and the cherub is pretty enough to frame.

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  13. I am so ready for Fall....and apples always remind me of Fall.

    Hugs,
    Donna

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  14. Linda,
    Love the apples. I know fall is around the corner when our local orchard has their apples for sale!

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  15. This really is a beautiful post,so loved reading all about the apples,and the weather felt as thoguh I was walking,there with you bless you for taking the time to visit my piece of blog land,love hugs cheryl xxxx

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  16. Fresh apples ...yum. We had figs but the hubbie and son wont eat them...
    Smiles and Happy Sunday,
    Kim

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  17. How nice to have your own apple tree! Those look really good!

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  18. We hardly see fall arrive here. It's here just a glimpse and then what we consider winter, which isn't very cold most times. Lovely to have your very own apples to pick and eat!
    Brenda

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  19. Linda, your photos are beautiful. Those apples look so refreshing, as do the flowers. Fall will be so very welcomed here! ~ Angela

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  20. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog. I am so glad because I found yours and I've enjoyed looking around. I envy you August and September! That's our hottest time so I will live fall vicarioulsy thru you for a while.

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  21. It has been hot, it is warmer here in Fargo today than where my daughter is in AZ!
    Nice apples. Things have been ahead this year a bit, hope the snow will be way behind!

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  22. Minnesota sounds so "cool" compared to here in Florida. Our cool today was 92 and overcast, so it felt like a humid heaven. Love your photos and your pretty blog. I love junkin', too. Thanks for stopping by Gail-Friends today.

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  23. Love love your blog! Very hot here too :)
    You are so talented and love your creation!
    Thank you so much for your visit and follow. Doing the same.
    Hugs
    Frenchy

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  24. A neighbor brought me some apples and I made a pie today. Love the smell of cooking apples. Love your finds of the week. That winter scene is wonderful. (cooled me off just a little) Mimi

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  25. All those apples make me want to bake! I love summer but I am ready for fall too. I have actually been thinking about decorating my mantle for fall already...crazy huh!

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  26. Thank you for visiting my blog Linda which enabled me to see yours...wow what great pictures, love your blog. Enjoy the week ahead. Annette x

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  27. Hi Linda...your apples and flowers look beautiful! I'm having so much fun peeking around at your blog. Great ideas, like always :) Laurel

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  28. Just look at your beautiful basket of apples! I love this time of year too. Jacqueline

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  29. Apples all ready??? Wow! We have a spot near us called Oak Glen, famous for it's apples. I'll have to see when the season for picking begins!! It has been unseasonably cool here. But I am never, ever ready for the end of summer!!
    xoxo
    lynn

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  30. Hi...visiting from Frugal Missus! I miss picking apples in my backyard in WA!!!! Have a wonderful week! Aubrey

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  31. Linda I would kill to have apples growing in my back yard! You are so lucky. What a beautiful harvest. Enjoy and have some apple cobbler for me!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  32. I love apples straight off the tree & I love making apple pie!!! I think it's time to go pick some & surprise my family with a scrumptious dessert!!!
    Smiles,
    Susie

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  33. Those apples look beautiful!

    It's been a horribly hot summer just about everywhere it seems!

    Manuela

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  34. Oh Linda, Thank you so much for the great advice and encouragemant! It really helps me alot.
    You are so lucky to have the change of seasons. It will be hot here until Nov-Dec.
    Enjoy yours!
    KarenSue

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  35. I got some apples for a neighbor and made the best pie. Love the smell of apples cooking. Smells like fall for sure. Mimi

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  36. Oh wow, Linda--how breathtaking!!! Beautiful pics--it looks like a magazine!

    I bet you're getting excited about the wedding...I didn't get to ask you--what color are you wearing? I'm sure it will be a wonderful, blessed event--it sounds so special!!!
    Hugs,
    Cindy
    xox

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  37. Pretty flowers and apples. My hubs eats an apple daily. Thanks for following I will do the same as we llok to be kindred spirits. hugs♥olive

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  38. Hi Linda,
    Oh to live somewhere where you can pick an apple from your tree. Love it. :-)

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  39. I have 3 apple trees. Only one tree has ONE apple! How old do apple trees have to be before they produce? But on the bright side, I don't have apples dropping on the lawn!

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