I got a message from my painter friend Elaine on Facebook. She was inviting me to tag along on a plein air painting excursion to the Minnetonka Apple Orchard just west of Minneapolis.
In Minnesota, we love fall, and we love apples. And I thought, “What could be more autumn-ish than a trip to an apple orchard?”
We ended up having such a wonderful time that we made a second trek out to the apple orchard. Trip number one was on a Wednesday. Trip number two was the next Monday. I was amazed how many apples were on the ground compared to a few days earlier. Maybe it was the cool weather over the weekend, or maybe there had been a whole slew of orchard-goers leaving fallen apples in their wake. Either way, it was great autumn fun getting to paint the apple orchard twice.