Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sunday Stills : Fruit

The Sunday Stills challenge was fruit.  I went to my archives for this one.
A Crabapple tree, ( Malus species)  with some crabapples, you can preserve these..in some kind of sweet brine.. we called them candied crabapples..my Grandmother served them at Thanksgiving and Christmas.  You can also cook them up and use the juice to make jelly.  Typically birds eat them, especially the small ones..Crabapples vary in size from the size of a marble to the size of a golf ball.  I took this photo at our daughters house in September of 2009.
Another good bird food is these chokecherries,  ( Prunus virginiana). You can cook up these berries and use the juice to make Chokecherry  Jelly. If you eat one of these berries before they are ripe, they are very unpleasant and sour..hence the name Chokecherry.  I took this photo in our yard in September of 2009.
I used to make jars of jelly from both of these fruits years ago..and then I gave them away at Christmas time:)  

16 comments:

  1. Very nice shots. Fruit in nature. :)

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  2. Very pretty Autumn pictures Connie. I am not familiar with chokeberries, but I do love homemade crabapple jelly.

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  3. Very cool, love the second shot with the sun..:-)

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  4. These pictures make we want summer to get here faster!

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  5. Funny how we're able to eat fruits that start with Choke and Crab. lol!

    The photos are wonderful!


    ~Lisa

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  6. Love the pop of color in the chokecherries shot.

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  7. Your post has left my mouth watering! The colors are beautiful...as is the blue summer sky...sigh...

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  8. What I would give for some sunshine!

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  9. Beautiful shots. The blue sky and sun, something we have only seen 4 or 5 times in the last 3 weeks. I know,its suppose to be about the fruit, but I just couldn't help myself.

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  10. So nice to see when all of us are seeing WHITE, white and more white! ha

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  11. That second shot is really beautiful.

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  12. My mom made the jelly out of the apples, but now I have yet to get a crop of chokecherries. The birds take them out before they get too far along.

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  13. Lovely shots of some less common fruit, right on the tree, too!

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  14. Those peaches look so good in the dead of winter;) I still make chokecherry jelly and syrup.

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  15. I love chokecherry jelly and I've made my share of crabapple jelly too. Lovely photos.

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  16. I love the blue sky! I'm ready for fresh fruit!

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I love your comments! I am glad you stopped by! Connie