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Apple leaves that had fallen on a white table were the inspiration for this still life.

Apple leaves that fell from my Baldwin apple tree onto a white table inspired me to add garden flowers and windfall apples to create this still life.
Keeping the leaves exactly where they had fallen, I experimented with the addition of a small garden bouquet of freshly picked flowers.
Windfall apples added contrast in keeping with the theme.
A gravel “frame” was a simple addition.
Baldwin apples trees usually bear fruit every other year, but this will be the second year in a row I am looking forward to harvesting Baldwins for applesauce, muffins, pie and other delights.
Central Massachusetts holds a special affinity for apples, as Johnny Appleseed was born in Leominster, Massachusetts.
Close-up photography highlights different aspects of the artwork.
The Baldwin apple is one of New England’s oldest, and was first discovered in Massachusetts.
Apple season is coming soon to Central Massachusetts!

About the author jmankowsky

This photo blog features the seasonal changes in nature observed in my own backyard and a variety of local environments. The Wachusett Meadow Audubon Sanctuary in Princeton, MA is often highlighted as a model for the positive effects a small nature preserve can have on the larger environment and the local community. Local sites of historical, cultural and recreational interest are spotlighted as well. All photographs were taken by me. Thank you so much for visiting.

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18 Comments

  1. So pretty! And lets hear it for apple pie.

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    1. Yup. And let’s not forget the apple muffins and apple cake, either!

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  2. These are great! I really like the top one.

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    1. Thank you! I feel lucky to have “found” that artwork in the yard.
      -Julie

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  3. What a delight these photos are! I can tell you had a lot of fun with this post, Julie. You really had your creative juices flowing – Baldwin Apple juice for sure. Best, Babsje

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    1. Thank you, Babsje. I did have fun with it, and as you can tell, I love fall in New England. Bring on the pumpkins and more apples!
      Cheers,
      Julie

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  4. These pictures are like paintings. Really lovely, especially against the white! I’d not heard of the Baldwin Apple so looked it up and see that it was originally called Pecker or Woodpecker and found c1740 on the farm of John Ball, Wilmington, Mass. so my apple book says!

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    1. I love that I have the old-fashioned Massachusetts Baldwin in my yard. Fun to have a plant with so much history!

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  5. Nature is such a wonderful muse. The results of your inspiration are lovely. Apply pie is my favorite and I envy you your apple harvest. 🍎🍎🍎

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    1. Now that blueberry time is over, I say, “Bring on the apples!”

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  6. Really liked the addition of the bouquet. Beautiful concepts for the photos.

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    1. I had fun, and the white table was new, so it was fun to include that “yard update” in my pics. 😉

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      1. They are beautiful pictures – inspiring. I might have to keep trying my still life photography. It has been a while.

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      2. I like still life, because, well, things are STILL, unlike when the birds and critters keep moving on you! 😉
        -Julie

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  7. Most enjoyable art with apples. The table provided the perfect canvas.

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    1. Thanks. It was a old table with a new top added. Reduce, reuse, recycle…;-)

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