oh my!!!this is _the_ emblem of late autumn, everything is captured here, the initial richness of gold, the fruit, the slow decay, the fading of colours... marvelous!(i was away for a while, i have some catching up to do :-)
thank you dear! the quince such an archaic fruit with it's dense flesh, saturated taste, ahhhnot even mentioning the jams and jellies they make. i smile . . .preceding the apple culture, perhaps.