Still life with fruit.

I have been known to buy things from the fruitsellers just to be able to photograph their other wares, but yesterday I actually did need pie apples. It was only while I paid for them that I saw all these reds and oranges, all this roundness, all this taut gloss.

After nearly two months of mostly springtime weather, we have snow in our forecast for the next few days. It's a second stage of spring, I suppose--the stage where the bloom is off and the next round of hard work begins.