Old Apple Series
The old Cortland apple trees on our farm are 80 or more years old. They have been through a lot, from tornadoes that knocked some of them down to ice storms that broke them in half. There were beavers that gnawed of limbs and took some trees down. Yet the miracle of their blooming every spring is amazing and their endurance is so hopeful. We transplant the saplings of the old trees so they will live on in their children. Now the vines I have been painting from the sides of roads are encroaching on what’s left of the apple orchard so the two series combine. The trees still flower and produce apples in the fall, they show their energy and beauty in their decline.