In just a few hours, it will be Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year (5776, to be exact). And to bring the holiday in right, we continued a tradition we started a few years back of picking fresh apples for the holiday. This year we did our picking at the Homestead Farm in Maryland, which had an impressive selection of apple varieties. We picked Fuji, Red Delicious, Empire and Crimsoncrisp. And supplies (except for Crimsoncrips) were quite plentiful. We'll almost certainly be going back next year!
They also had a plot of Zinnias that you could purchase fresh cut flowers from. That made for a great spot for me to shoot pictures while Shira did the actual work of picking and schlepping apples.
Here's to a sweet, healthy and prosperous new year! May you have plenty of both kinds of sweetness this year!