Autumn isn’t ALWAYS about leaf peeping.  Farms are also in the midst of harvest season. While pumpkins might wait a few weeks, apple orchards are prepared for pickers, and corn mazes invite an adventurous spin in dating and…character building.  Join us.

The  setting of Apple Annies Orchard looks at the Dos Cabezas Mountains, in Arizona. The valley presents itself with acres layered with blossoming sunflowers and is the perfect welcoming  committee to begin our day.

fullsizeoutput_4e

I heed the warning while he wonders how anyone could possibly get lost in rows of corn. I chuckle knowing, he believes that, so we opt to take the overachiever’s entrance on the right. He lets the owners know we will be back in a few minutes, and I ask them to please come find me if we aren’t back at sunset.

There are riddles and clues to help you along the way, and when that doesn’t work, stand by as there WILL be an attempt with explicatives.  It’s all in good fun.

fullsizeoutput_25b4

I am happy to wander around in circles with my camera, while he is determined to find the way back to the farm stand. Soon enough the mighty, military strategies will be put into place.

fullsizeoutput_25b5

To his dismay, and my delight, we are in the middle.   

fullsizeoutput_25b2

We eventually found our way back to the sunflowers, and learned of  another harvest down the street.

13653480_10208361176085363_7766796846394191358_o

This time it is grapes.  Cheers.  Happy Autumn from us to you.

Grateful again for that gift of time.

Wind Kisses.

 

The Daily Post: Leaf Mighty

WPC: Layered