The apple tree complex !!
Remember those English Prose and Non-Detail Textbooks from middle and high school ? Of the stories that really sticks to my mind is "the apple tree complex" and if it has indeed stuck right, it was by a guy called Giovanni ..
We have an apple tree in our backyard now and I keep thinking about that story every now and then. Two weeks ago, I go to the backyard and on inspection there are close to 500 or more apples on that tree !! (of course this is based on crude statistics of 10 apples in a branch 50 or so branches).. but still..
Two days ago, I go the tree and we can see the tree is turning red with the apples ripening. Sundar licks his lips and goes to do the plucking only to find that "Salim the Squirrel" has already tasted every ripe apple. (He is called Salim the squirrel because the Karadi Tales kids book CD has Ousa the Owl, balu the bear, Hari the hippo and of course Salim the squirrel !!)
Still thought I would post pictures of the tree and Salims handiwork !!
I did say 10 apples in a branch !
ps. I wrote this on saturday night, before the throwing up sessions started. Took me almost a week to get back to it!! I have recovered enough to go to work today.. and that means recovered enough to blog again as well !! Jr. is also recovering.. still wondering how her pants suddenly keep dropping from her waist !! Have to wait a while before you see Jr.'s pictures in this blog (let's just say she is not her photogenic best right now ). Thanks to all of you for your wishes !
pps. An apple a day keeps the doctor away, is a highly over rated proverb!