In late summer each year, the Rifftides staff photographer puts a camera in the bike bag and heads out to orchard country to see how the apples are coming along.
It seems there will be a crop.
Some apples are taking on color sooner than others.
In six weeks or so, that gorgeous fruit will begin showing up in your neighborhood grocery store.
Do I miss New York (and all those other places)? Well, yes, but there are compensations.
Speaking of apples, here’s your bonus:
Charlie Parker, alto saxophone
Charlie Byrd, guitar;
Bill Shanahan, piano
Merton Oliver, bass
Don Lamond, drums
Howard Theater, Washington, DC, October 18, 1952