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The Season of Plenty


The other day, the Husband and I drove around Pajaro Valley in Santa Cruz County (next door to our county) just because we felt like it. The fertile Pajaro Valley has fields full of strawberries, cages full of raspberries and blackberries, and still a few orchards full of apples.

We stopped at Gizdich Ranch, which is well-known for its apple juice and homemade apple and berry pies. You can also pick your own apples and various types of berries, if you want.  Our mission. My mission (the Husband was a captive audience) was to purchase hollyhock seeds. Unfortunately none were to be had yet. But, we did come away with four cobs of corn for a dollar and a look at a bunch of fancy buggy-looking Bugatti's that one of the guys said were each worth $2 million+.

The Bugatti guys (5 or 6 of them) caused a traffic jam at the ranch. Not because they couldn't find parking spots, from what I saw, but because the drivers and passengers stood in the path of us, drivers, trying to find parking. I almost didn't want to stop. If the Bugatti people were this arrogantly ignorant about they being in the way, what would they be like in the gift shop and restaurant. Fortunately, the drivers hung around their cars, while their passengers disappeared into the antique store.

I'm glad I sucked in my temper, otherwise I wouldn't have seen the display of Gizdich's biggest and tiniest apples. We'll stop by Gizdich again for hollyhock seeds and maybe one of their pies.


Time to link up with Seasons, a weekly meme hosted by Jeanette at Artworks from Jeshstg. Click here to check other participants and possibly link up as well.


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  1. Ah the self centered are always with us, Lol!

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    1. I tell myself that without the self-centered, I wouldn't know what is the better way to behave. :-)

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  2. I love the biggest and tiniest apples - I wouldn't mind a big bag of those sweets either :)

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    1. The woman filling the apple display had just found this biggest apple, while I was standing there. That was neat. I'm easy to please.

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  3. I read a Bugatti oil change was 20 grand, lol. I complain if I can't find a coupon for my Toyota. Good for you keeping your temper but wouldn't blame you if you lost it. Is it really that time for apples already? I LOVE the photo. So cute.

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    1. Double wow! I just read that sentence about the oil change to the Husband. He couldn't believe it either. That cost more than what my parents bought their house in 1964. Apple season seems to come earlier each year. I harvested the apples from one of our trees yesterday.

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  4. Amazing variation in those apples . . But - wait . . . only One Pie? Not one for the road, one for today - one for tomorrow? What restraint you have. love & love, -g-

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    1. Not restraint, just being older, G. lol. Once upon a time we could've ate a whole pie before we got home.

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  5. My mom has tons of hollyhick plants. One of my favorite flowers.

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    1. I like it when they grow "sky" high. I think it was a hollyhock that Jack climbed.

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  6. That sounds like a great day out - apples and a shop...heaven!

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    1. We needed to purchase some of Molly the Cat's food. Since we were out, we figured we'd roam. "Where do you think this road goes?" one of us would ask. "Don't know until we take it," the other would answer.

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  7. Hello, I like the shot of the biggest and smallest apple. Sounds like a good price for the corn on the cob. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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    1. Thanks, Eileen. Hopefully, I'll remember to cook two of the corns tonight.

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  8. Am glad you decided to forget about these rude customers, and see this news worthy apple difference! And many thanks for sharing it with SEASONS:) Have a great week! (without rude people:) )

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    1. It was a good thing a parking space had opened up nearby, and I took a deep breath. :-)

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  9. Love the apple image! Too sweet! Yes, you get people like that everywhere...

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  10. What a difference in the size of the 2 apples.

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  11. I love the image of the big apple next to the small. Now if you could take those small apples and ping the heads of those drivers...that would be fun

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