One of my favorite places to hike to is an abandoned orchard near the top of a hill about a five minute drive from my house. Usually I bring only a few garbage bags and pick up litter, or a large pail to fill with the plums and pears which grow in abundance there. Until recently I had never even brought a camera along to take photographs with. Much of the hike is underneath the power lines or through woods scarred from recent brush fires. I’m surprised the orchard trees have survived at all.