There was an old abandoned orchard with a few apple trees that always bloomed in the Springtime. I loved the smell of the apple blossoms and I loved the fragrance of the apples that had fallen from the trees. I also liked to stick a green apple onto a sturdy stick and throw the apples, using the leverage of the long stick. I could throw those apples a whole city block when they were leveraged this way. I also liked to climb up into the lower branches of the tree. I guess all kids are tree climbers at one time or another.