six senses saturday ~ welcoming autumn ~ maiden rock apple orchard, cidery & winery

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seeing- this incredible apple orchard that is showing off it’s naturally saturated colors.Amazingly brilliant and beautiful the apples, leaves and sky are a sight to behold.

feeling– warm sunlight and cool, crisp breezes.

tasting- a variety of delectable wines and ciders, apple strudel, crab apple jelly and Wisconsin cheese curds.

smelling- apples, hay and fresh air

hearing- the bright sound of glasses clinking, people laughing and Patchouli playing familiar songs in the tent for the autumn equinox festival.


There is something in the autumn that is native to my blood —
Touch of manner, hint of mood;
And my heart is like a rhyme,
With the yellow and the purple and the crimson keeping time.
The scarlet of the maples can shake me like a cry
Of bugles going by.
And my lonely spirit thrills
To see the frosty asters like a smoke upon the hills.
There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir;
We must rise and follow her,
When from every hill of flame
She calls and calls each vagabond by name.
~Bliss Carman

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  6 comments for “six senses saturday ~ welcoming autumn ~ maiden rock apple orchard, cidery & winery

  1. Dana
    September 25, 2011 at 7:40 am

    These pictures are gorgeous. The poem is perfect. I am so thirsty now, after seeing those almost-overflowing glasses of what looked like the nectar of the gods! Nature gave you a perfect day for an apple orchard, and you took full advantage! Nicely done, my friend.

    • Melissa
      September 25, 2011 at 7:45 am

      Thanks so much for the compliment on my photos. That means a lot to me! 🙂 I’ve always loved that poem by Bliss Carmen. When you come and visit, maybe we could head over to the orchard again. The wine and cider are awesome! xoxo

  2. September 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    i need to find an orchard out here so i can relive those memories! i’ve always loved the orchard and haven’t been to one in a long time. thank you for reviving the strength of my memories!

    • Melissa
      September 25, 2011 at 12:04 pm

      I wish you lived closer to me so we could go out there together! I’m sure we’ll go again before the snow flies 🙂 You’re welcome. Thanks for commenting. xo

  3. Kimber Dunn
    September 26, 2011 at 10:14 am

    I want to go to an Apple Orchard! I haven’t done that in forever!! Maybe I’ll drag my kids to one this weekend. And grab Dana along the way! 😉

    • Melissa
      September 26, 2011 at 10:17 am

      sounds like a plan! Have fun, ladies! 😉

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