last weekend we took the long route to duluth to see family - stopping in wisconsin for a meeting with new {architecture} clients along the way. we drove through some of the most brilliant fall colors i've seen in a long time: golden yellows and bright/burning reds - stunning. but i was most impressed by this little apple that i picked from one of the apple trees on their property. my son and i picked a couple to eat - YUM - they were crisp and sweet with a bit of sour ... certainly best tasting apple i've picked from a non-orchard tree! but this one {in the picture} i couldn't eat right away, because i was obsessed with its nearly perfect proportion, and look at that leaf sticking out from the little apple's stem! i grew-up making drawings of apples with leaves - but none of them looked this perfect .. even in my mind.