Tuesday, January 5, 2010


apples, originally uploaded by mhall209.

I work in an inner city school, and live in a very rural mountain setting. Between the two lie miles and miles of agricultural land. Rangeland, orchards, poultry and dairy farms, vineyards, and finally as I near work, row crops. If you have seen my photostream in Flickr (which you can view by clicking the picture) you have seen some of the pictures I capture in this ag land.

In the last couple of weeks I have noticed this particular apple orchard. It stands out because it seems that the fruit was not harvested. The leaves have dropped, but there is a lot of fruit still clinging to the branches. It has a sort of Charlie Brown Christmas feel to seeing the trees with all of these yellow green balls hanging from the bare branches. As I walked through it, I could really feel the depth of the place. It was a strange experience.

A few weeks ago I was working on a grant proposal that focused on developing the literacy skills of my students. Today I learned that the grant was funded. I am getting some apples for my classroom!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on being awarded the grant. I really enjoy looking at your photos.