Saturday, October 27, 2012

A Trip to the Orchard

On day a day when we had no school, my friend and I went fruit picking in an orchard. The owner of the orchard invited my friend and I to pick fruits from their trees. They had red apples, Granny Smith apples, lemons, avocado, oranges, and tangerines.

Apples all over the ground
Most of the trees were dwarf trees so we were able to reach the fruit and pick it right off the tree. Many of the of the apples fell on the floor, and were bitten by squirrels and other animals.  When we were finished picking the apples, we had a bag full of them. The apples were much sweeter than the ones from the store. However, the avocados weren't  ripe enough to eat, but we still still picked them and brought them home to ripen. When they were ready, my dad made guacamole from them. we made some lemonade with the lemons that we picked. The lemonade was  was very sour, but adding some sugar made it taste delicious. As we were walking back to our car carrying all the fruits, we saw tangerine trees. Tangerines are one of my favorite fruits and we get some too. When we started picking them, we realized that we were extremely hungry, so we ate almost all the tangerines that we picked! 
picking apples

Granny Smith Apples

    Look at all that we collected!
    All the trees planted in a row

    Have you ever picked your own fruit or vegetables? 

    Did it taste better than from the store?

    Monday, October 15, 2012

    Fun in the Sun

    Our pool
    The teachers at our school had a staff development day, and all the students had a day off from school. In the summer, it was really hot, and we went to the beach many times. Surprisingly, the weather has still been very hot, and we decided to spend the day at the beach.

    When we arrived, it was already noon, and the tide was high. Usually, the weather at the beach is colder, and there is a nice breeze.  Today, however, the sun was shining and the air was very still. We spent most of the time in the water to cool off . Soon the tide went back and left us with soft wet sand. This left us plenty of room to make a pool large enough to fit everyone. We also went boogie boarding on the waves.  I practiced some gymnastics and played frisbee with my mom and brother. Best of all, we laid down on the cool sand and let the sun warm us up. It was a splendid way of spending time off of school.

    Laying out in the sun

    The weather has been really strange. Just last week it was raining and my aunt took this fabulous photo of a rainbow.
    Photo by my aunt Elana

    What do you you like to do on your day off?