Simple Sundays

I stopped at the farm market and picked up some apples this week. Gala apples.

I’ll be honest here. I normally don’t buy Gala apples.

Beautiful Gala apples in a vintage mixing bowl - fall perfection in a bowl  via houseofhawthornes.com

I normally buy Golden Delicious apples. I love Golden Delicious. I have dreams about Golden Delicious. Golden Delicious apples are like candy to me.

Did I make it clear that I LOVE Golden Delicious apples?

But you know what? The skin on the Golden Delicious just doesn’t shout Fall to me. It’s a little spotty and a weak blah yellow color.

So I bought apples that I don’t love. That I don’t have dreams about. Because they would look better in this bowl when I photographed them for my Fall porch vignette.

Beautiful Gala apples in a vintage mixing bowl - fall perfection in a bowl  via houseofhawthornes.com

I feel like I’ve cheated on my favorite apples because they weren’t pretty enough.

Beautiful Gala apples in a vintage mixing bowl - fall perfection in a bowl  via houseofhawthornes.com

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Comments

  1. says

    Oh, maligning an apple! Galas beat Goldens hands down in kitchen. But Honey Crisp beat both. The only thing better than any old Honey Crisp is an Ohio Honey Crisp. The Wisconsin ones are OK when I’m there, though.

    And face it, fall is the time to sing the praise of any locally grown apple.

  2. says

    Honey, if that’s all the cheating you’ve been doing, pat yourself on the back. I could tell you riveting stories… The red does look good in that bowl. We bloggers will do most anything for a good photo.
    Brenda

  3. says

    You are funny–these apples are very pretty. I’m such a lazy apple eatter–I like to buy those bags of already cut up ones. Weird thing is they aren’t more expensive when you figure it out. Anyway–hope Max is still feeling well. My kids were sick last week. Hoping everyone will be able to go to school next week. :)

  4. says

    These apples have so many beautiful tones of red, orange yellow – no wonder artists in history loved to paint them. I love to eat them too… i eat at least three a day:) Great still life shot! You might like to share your work on Mandarin Orange Monday too:)

  5. says

    not cheating, actually, just hiring these beauties on to do
    a photo op:)
    (creating more jobs!)
    enjoy your beautiful bowl
    with your eyes….food for the soul.
    and thanks for passing along
    the gift to us,
    Jennifer

  6. Anonymous says

    Love the photos. They do look gorgeous. I too am a Golden Deliscious fan (although I am only a recent convert). Next time, look for JonaGold. It is a mix of Jonathan and Golden Deliscious. All of the beauty of the Johathan and most of the yum of Goldens.

    -Lois in SWPA

  7. says

    LOL! My husband absolutely loves golden delicious too so that is normally what we buy but I’m totally with ya on the Gala’s just looking much more “Fall”. Oh, the things we sacrifice for beauty, right? ;-)
    Vanessa

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