abundance by summerfield


the trees lining the don mills road that crosses the creek near my apartment building are rife with these spectacular berries, which look like tiny apples. this particular tree seemed to be ignored by the birds as the branches that reached over the walkways were still full of fruits and stood out amongst the greenery. it caught my eye as the bus sped by so when i reached home, i changed into walking shoes and walked the few kilometres just to take photos around. there was, further down the slope to the ravine, an apple tree. if i wasn't afraid of poison ivy or snakes even, i'd have jumped off the railing and picked some. but of course, i'm chicken with things like that. so this was the extent of my adventure yesterday afternoon. does anybody know what these are? they're not crab apples, are they?

i've been trying to lessen the stuff i harbour out in my spare bedroom. so far, i have emptied a dozen boxes. i have sooooo many clothes, for one who grew up with only one set of uniform in school. i have gowns that i wore only once and i don't know why i'm still keeping them. i have blouses that were still in their original packages, with their price tags on. too late now for me to wear them as i have grown four sizes bigger -- or i prefer to wear bigger size to hide the folds and bumps that were not there when i bought those blouses.

it's a good thing though that the church is having its annual fall fair so i can donate most of the unused clothes and other stuff. i made four piles: donation to the church sale, serviceable office wear and accessories for the drive at the office or the salvation army, light summer stuff for my sister in the philippines and the rest goes to the garbage. and that's why i couldn't do much 365-ing. two weeks ago, i discovered i have two more sets of china aside from the two sets i always knew i have. and i have boxes and boxes of shoes that i either never wore or wore only once or twice. i better get rid of these or i'll go to hell!
A beautiful shot of those lovely little apples. Loved your story which is very entertaining as usual. It sounds as if you are going to make many people very happy with your donations.
September 10th, 2019  
Lovely capture
September 10th, 2019  
Love the photo. Love your narrative. I must do my closet, do you want to come help me?
September 10th, 2019  
Interesting narrative, and lovely low-key.
September 10th, 2019  
Your gifts will be a blessing to so many! You are always such an inspiration with your generosity.

I think you are right about the crab apples too! Are they golf ball size? it is difficult to tell from this fabulous photo
September 10th, 2019  
I think they're crab-apples Vikki. Lovely image, great silhouettes.
September 11th, 2019  
Oh gosh, don't envy you de-cluttering the spare bedroom. I was rummaging round in ours yesterday and found so much 'stuff' that we'll never use.
September 11th, 2019  
Nice POV.
September 12th, 2019  
De cluttering is a hard thing to do but you feel so much better when it’s done
September 16th, 2019  
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