a stand for apple – blogging for a to z challenge

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.”
Martin Luther

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

17 thoughts on “a stand for apple – blogging for a to z challenge

    • Thanks for visiting … and the support. Don’t really know how it works … on the website it said something about a code – had problems to add the logo on to my blog too. Had to do through google.

  1. What a wonderful approach to the usual “A is for Apple” — so much wonderful information. LOVED the link to the Appletavlan. Here in the USA, in the state of South Dakota, they do a building called The Corn Palace in a similar fashion; but these apple works of art are far, far superior.

    • Thank you so much .. for visiting and for .. the support.
      Have to look up this Corn Palace. Don’t have a clue what I’m doing just now – had massive problems to get the challenge logo on the my blog and I don’t have clue what code they are on about. *smile

    • Yes, wonderful fruit – did you know that the biggest allergy is caused by apples – absolutely harmless, we only get tickling in our month when eating apples.

  2. My daughter stole my apple today. LMAO Had a delicious organically grown gala apple (they don’t get any sweeter) washed and ready. Set it down for a second, and it was snagged. LOL Of course, I’d have just gotten her her own if she’d asked. 😉

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    • Thanks a million … I lost track there after the apple start – should have stayed on the Swedish track and I will back on it in a days time. Great idea with the movie subject. Good luck and see you.

  4. I have 300 apple trees in my orchard with 100 different varieties. Most are varieties that were originally planted because they were good for making cider. Good luck with the challenge.

    • Thanks, 300 apples tree .. and cider, I will come over. Not really a cider drinker – the English cider turned me off … too sour. Swwedish must sweeter, but I haven’t had a glass since back home. The challenge are fun, the brain are allowed to work a bit.

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