Fall is the season for apple bobbing, a popular children’s party activity. Colored leaves and chrisanthemums are more signs that autumn is in the air. This still life collection is a reminder of the coming of the fall season.
British author W. H. Davenport Adams, who saw connections between a popular belief in the prognosticative power of apples and what he called “old Celtic fairy lore,” described the bobbing game? as it existed around the turn of the 20th century in his 1902 book, Curiosities of Superstition:
[The apples] are thrown into a tub of water, and you endeavour to catch one in your mouth as they bob round and round in provoking fashion. When you have caught one, you peel it carefully, and pass the long strip of peel thrice, sunwise, round your head; after which you throw it over your shoulder, and it falls to the ground in the shape of the initial letter of your true love’s name.
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm.
Edited and composed in Corel Paint Shop Pro.
Location: southeastern Connecticut (USA).
Season: fall, Oct. 17th.
Dedicated to keeping traditions alive.
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