Recently, I noticed this quaint backyard in a small town in Madison County. Looking old, yet a bit lonely, with its mature apple tree and a vintage two-car wooden garage, it enticed me to stop and snap a few pictures. Scattered on the ground, dropped from its mature tree, were lots of apples that I could tell had not been sprayed this year.
The gnarled apple tree had lots of bare branches that looked like old grey bones.
Sitting together, the apple tree and garage, reminded me of how backyards looked before plastic swimming pools, large garages, patios, decks, and all other types of outdoor paraphernalia came about.
I let my imagination kick in -- I could easily see my great-grandmother sitting under this tree peeling apples into a large granite dishpan.