Today was a beautiful day to pick apples with several friends and their children at Carter Mountain Orchard. I love this mountaintop orchard and have been going there since my children were small.
This tree makes me think of a giant wreath. The apples were beautiful! If you didn't want to pick your own, you could buy them at a higher price already picked.
The big red barn at the orchard has a snack bar and a gift shop. We bought some raspberry wine.
I have to share this with you. I told my friend when we were picking apples not to touch a vine that was growing around the tree trunk because it may be poison ivy. Her reply was, "it's not poison ivy, it's a plant called "Virginia Creeper". The funny part of this story is that I am a "native Virginian" and she is from South Africa!
It was hazy but this is the view of Charlottesville from the orchard.
There are beautiful vineyards on the property also.