I started Adam's Apples five years ago to learn about apples but also about blogging and writing for the web. Every year I have been rewarded on both fronts.
Predictably, it's harder for me with each harvest to find "new" varieties (some of which are of course quite old) to try for the first time and to share with you. Lately I've spent more time making my existing reviews accessible than sampling untried varieties.
That's one lesson I've learned about blogging. If you stick with it at some point what had been a disparate collection of essays becomes an actual body of work, which suddenly needs all kinds of tending and care.
Such work is interesting too, in its way, but each year also brings the promise of new fruit, textures, and tastes, familiar and strange.