Monday, September 23, 2013

monday motivation - the joy of apples

"Like golden apples in silver settings are words spoken at the proper time." (Proverbs 25:11)

Yesterday morning, I gathered up these apples from my apple tree and thought about the joy of apples.
An apple a day keeps the Doctor away, an apple in a lunch box, or gifted to a teacher or friend.
A good apple is very much like a compliment which brings joy to whom it is given.

Now on this monday, I am baking a French Apple Cake  adapted from 
Around my French Country Table by Dorie Greenspan and David Lebovitz.

Give three compliments every day and feel the joy of the Autumn season.
Do apples bring you joy?

11 comments:

John said...

So glad to see you blogging again, Patricia! Nothing says fall like apples.

When I was in fifth grade, I took a teacher an apple once. But I kind of had a crush on her, so I don't know if it really counts. :)

Pigtown*Design said...

we're picking apples next weekend and making apple butter.

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

They look delicious! The apples from our apple tree are not edible and are not nearly as pretty.

Have a happy Monday! xoxo

LPC said...

You have a tree? How fun. Yes. I love apples. Honeycrisps are the current favorite:).

Karena Albert said...

I would love to go and pick fresh apples from a tree in the yard!!
Beautiful!

xoxo
Karena
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Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Patricia, I could not agree more with John, Fall to me is apples and pumpkins!

I am a huge fan of Dorrie, how did the cake turn out?

Have a great week!

MJH Design Arts said...

And it's true--an apple a day HELPS keep the Dr. away. those are gorgeous apples!!

La Petite Gallery said...

Love this time of year, I give parties and pick apples at the apple farm in Maine. Haven't heard from you for a long time, I remember your art. You are a wonderful artist.
yvonne

DEBORAH PETERSON MILNE said...

Apples represent so much of our lives now that your great post makes me think how. Bringing an apple to a favorite teacher, bobbing for apples as a child & making caramel apples with my children; then there is the apple pie mom baked to her wonderful apple cake with thick icing. I grew up in Washington State and we are famous for our incredibly tasty apples. They represent home to me. You are right Patricia, apples do represent joy!

pve design said...

Thanks everyone. I wish I could personally give each one of you an apple! JOY!!!!
pve

vicki archer said...

Lovely thoughts Patricia... and yes, apples are very happy... xv