Out walking with the baby yesterday - something I spend a lot of time doing these days - and I became (possibly irrationally) annoyed.
Walking down a posh private road some distance from my own slightly less salubrious area, I spied a big house with several apple trees dotted about the large front lawn. They were smothered in unpicked fruit. I am not an apple expert but I do know they should have been harvested long ago. What a waste! I guess it seems like a lot of work, but how rewarding to eat (or juice, or cook with) your own fruit harvest.
On the upside - the apples will be a welcome food source for many birds and insects this winter. I wonder how long they'll stay on the tree for?