Boy, I love this photo. I found this guy on my first fall ride through the mountains this past weekend. It is of an old wooden cigar or tobacco Indian. They are still occasionally used for their original advertising purpose, but are more often seen as decorations or advertising collectibles, with some pieces drawing sales prices of up to $500,000! I found this one outside a small antique store not far from the Sautee Nacoochee Valley.
I love this apple better than any other. These are Arkansas Blacks—the jelly made with these apples is wonderful but I love just to eat them. Crispy but a little sweet. I also read that they used to make “hard cider.” I won’t know anything about that!