Apple Time

Just one step out the back this September morning and I was catapulted back to my school days when the house we lived in had a garden with an apple tree.

I used to detour out to the apple strewn stone wall on those dewy mornings to pick an apple to savour at break time in school. They were red crunchy apples that had a heady fragrance.

Maybe it’s time to plant an apple tree now or could the apples ever live up to my memories of those special ones?


Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

10 thoughts on “Apple Time”

  1. Your story brought back memories of our beloved dog “Ralph” who loved to romp and roll in the apples that fell to the ground..I swear that he got a buzz from the fermented ones as he would seem one happy dog…He was a German Shepherd/Doberman Pincer and was very gentle but don’t bother the family as he also was a protector..

  2. Orchards and apples are making a big comeback here in Jersey. (They were the subject of legislation once as no one was growing potatoes or wheat any more.) This year you can’t give apples away and there will be much cider.

    I think more nostalgic for me are conkers, once every boy’s treasure, now left unwanted on the ground.

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