Thursday, March 24, 2011

Apple Pressing with Bob Magnus and Tribe

I thought I had been to paradise already, several times. I have seen pristine nature, incredible sunsets, dolphins swimming around my canoe, amazing thousand year old farmhouses, the unbelievable vegetable gardens of Chateau Villandry and some tropical forests of orchids that took my breath away. But one warm, calm, sunny morning recently I stood here.....

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and thought that, of all the places I have been, this must surely be the most beautiful of all. It must be very satisfying to have made such a rich, fruitful, lovely space and to work in a garden with a view like this. Vegetables, flowers and hundreds of fruit trees flow from one to the other, in a glorious garden setting that invites you to go further, to look around the next bend and walk through the trees, never losing sight of the water.

I was there to experience the Magnus's weekly apple pressing ritual where, during the many months of the apple season, Bob and a young tribe of family helpers crush apples and make juice for the extended family's following week.

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6 comments:

africanaussie said...

oh my that does look like heaven, and I could almost smell the sweet apple smell.....

Melinda said...

What a lovely tradition to have.

Pattie Baker said...

love the collage!

Michelle said...

The Magnus's have such a beautiful garden - you're right it is total paradise!

amanda brooke said...

Wow such a beautiful garden with stunning views. I wouldn't tire working in this garden!

Anonymous said...

I live there. Its pretty boring sometimes. Alex