The 2013 Rifftides Crop Report And A Bonus

 

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.

 

Apples #1 2013

Apples #2 2013Apples #3 2013

 

 

Some apples are taking on color sooner than others.

 

 

Peaches # 2 2013

Peaches # 1 2013

Most peaches have been harvested, but there are exceptions in the higher elevations.

 

 

 

Pears #1 2013Pears #2 2013

And, then, there are the pears.

 

 

 

 

 

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
Unknown, bongos

Howard Theater, Washington, DC, October 18, 1952

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