No we are not talking about ourselves, the subject we are talking about here are some remaining Golden Delicious apples that are still on the lower branches on the trees in the orchard.
Despite the wind, gales, rain, frost and generally getting older and losing their grip these apples and quite few others are still hanging on for all they are worth, which isn't a lot.
Already the plum blossom is beginning to show so it can't be long before we get blossom and bud burst on the apple trees and then the few dogged apples remaining must fall to the ground.
Down on the ground the rats are feasting on the last windfalls from these trees, I hope they enjoy their hangover because the apples on the ground smell as if they have been fermenting thanks to some of the warmer days we've had.
Stop press. One of the two Jack Russell Terriers nicked them both while he was out on his morning walk, standby for dog wind from the lovely Barney.
That'll knock them off.