Nestled in a bit of a hollow just below the Blue Ridge Parkway, way in the distance, you can see the Altapass Orchard...from the Bear Den Overlook.
That's because the trees are pruned and round and green against natures brilliance of early autumn (a month ago).
Helen and I enjoyed our fresh home made apple pie in the sun out of the wind...on a porch overlooking much of the orchard.
We were entertained by the owner, Bill Carson, who shamelessly solicited our support to keep the Orchard going, as it is now a non-profit trust.
The many apples were certainly delicious...as well as other apple related products. I just wasn't too thrilled that the golden delicious apples were left on the trees for "you pick um" rather than being in a half-peck or bushel for me to take home.
I'm not exactly one of the "you pick ems" these days. I'm a "you eat em."