Welcome, one and all, to the 2012 A to Z Blogging Challenge! Are you as excited as I am? My challenge, and yours, if you signed up, (if not, there’s always next year), is to blog every day this month using topics that start with the letter that corresponds to the day, with the exclusion of Sundays. Since this is April 1st, the challenge begins today and will be the only Sunday that applies. The letter for today is A. Should you choose to accept this challenge, you will receive a badge at the end of the month that you can display on your site. (text from Holly)
Wonder if I know what I’m really doing here – but I’m always up for a challenge – so let go.
A stands for Apple!
“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces,
I would still plant my apple tree.”
There are more than 7,500 known cultivars of apples, resulting in a range of desired characteristics – At least 55 million tonnes of apples were grown worldwide in 2005, with a value of about $10 billion.
In Sweden, my county – Skåne stands for the biggest production– specially in area called Österlen, East coast of Southern Sweden – also called the “Äpplekusten” = the Applecoast
In Kivik, in September since 1998 are they displaying a picture made out of 35.000 apples, using 8 different kinds of apples, called “Äppletavlan” = “Apple Picture” (only in Swedish, but you can see the pictures)
Then we have the apple in “Snow White” – we have “The Big Apple”, NYC – we have the forbidden apple in the Garden of Eden – Newton’s Apple is an educational television program that sent for 15 seasons, 1983-1999 – Apple Records, Beatles record label – Apple computers.
Photos provided; flickr.com (kenny-lex)/endusr.com/danielsguin.ca