Every year, a bunch of Carleton students pile onto yellow school buses and drive to Fireside Orchards, where they buy bags of various sizes and spend the next half hour or so filling their bags with apples.
Upon exiting the bus, this is what they see. There is also a little garden area and a gift shop to the right, but the photographer was at this point facing the most important direction: toward the apples. The apples you see here are just the ones in the front row; the rows continue quite some distance back.
This is an apple- the eventual goal of the journey to Fireside Orchards. You might think that it would be easy to pick some apples and leave but...
There are a lot to choose from. If you have limited space in your bag and so many apples, you want to make sure you get the best-tasting apples there are. Or at least the shiniest ones you can find.
And, of course, the real problem then presents itself: the shiniest ones are really high up. People have already picked the low-hanging shiny ones, so if you want the high-quality product, an uptree venture becomes necessary.
As is clearly evident from this picture, climbing an apple tree is awesome.
...and so is the view from inside an apple tree.
This has been a Short Shout Story with Pictures. Thanks for watching!