If you smile at me
I will understand
cause that is something
everybody everywhere does
in the same language.
~ David Crosby
Text & image source: Contemplative Monk
“To appreciate the wild and sharp flavors of these October fruits,
it is necessary that you be breathing the sharp October or November air.
What is sour in the house a bracing walk makes sweet. Some of these apples
might be labeled, “To be eaten in the wind.” It takes a savage or wild taste
to appreciate a wild fruit. . . The era of the Wild Apple will soon be past….
I fear that he who walks over these fields a century hence will not know the
pleasure of knocking off wild apples. Ah, poor soul, there are many pleasures
which you will not know! . . . the end of it all will be that we shall be
compelled to look for our apples in a barrel.”
Henry David Thoreau
Art Joanna Westerman
Text & image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook https://www.facebook.com/Snowwolfswoodlandnook/
Photo credit: Purple Flowers A-Z https://www.facebook.com/PurpleFlowersAZ/