“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden, or Life in the Woods
I'd heard that this year the apples were ripening early. Last year, we'd waited a little late. As a matter of fact, you might remember that we didn't get out to them til some snow was on the ground.
Well, this year we weren't going to let the same fate befall us. We instead packed up a few of three cars, and drove out to Harvard, MA to get the good stuff before everyone else had.
Coming back into town we had to hit up Walden Pond. I've read Life in the Woods, but surprisingly enough I hadn't been to the cabin or the pond or anything, which is surprising since we've been to Concord quite a bit.
So we looped it. Soaked it up. Caught the front end of the trees changing, and welcomed a rainy, cloudy New England afternoon.