Monday, May 12, 2008

Orchards in Blossom

Todd and I visited Indian Ladders this morning. The farm store was not open (no coffee or fresh cider donuts, boo hoo) but we walked around a bit so I could photograph trees and enjoy my favorite smell in the world: apple blossoms!

I was reminded of that scene in Excalibur where Arthur drinks from the grail and is renewed: the knights ride through the blossoming orchard, with petals raining down, as the Carmina Burana of my favorite scenes in all of cinema.

These orchards have been farmed by the same family for several generations, and sit at the base of a huge mountain in a gorgeous area in New Salem, NY. There was a house for sale up the road. I would love to live near this place!


Bo said...

That's gorgeous!

Peg said...

Indeed it is. :)

Luna said...

This reminds me of the book, Thomas the Rhymer, by Ellen Kushner. When the Queen of the Elves takes Thomas to her lands, they pass through an orchard whose description seems to fit this pictures beautifully. I wish I could be there!

Peg said...

There is a similar large old orchard in Peabody, Mass., Brooksby Farms. Also magical and amazing when in blossom, I had two friends who got married there in May, it was beautiful.