Still hanging on

      Despite all the high winds, named storms, gales and the attention of the fieldfares and redwings there are still some of the Golden Delicious hanging on to the trees. Maybe because there was a huge crop of small apples on the trees they aren't as susceptible to the effect of high winds as readily as the larger and later apples like Jonnagold.
      There are still plenty of windfalls on the ground around the trees and all manner of birds are feasting there and, inevitably the rats are too.
      Amazingly nature's bounty just seems to go on and on.