Pliny, adopting the distinction of Theophrastus, says, "Of trees there are some which are altogether wild, some more civilized." Theophrastus includes the apple among the last; and, indeed, it is in this sense the most civilized of all trees. It is as harmless as a dove, as beautiful as a rose, and as valuable as flocks and herds. It has been longer cultivated than any other, and so is more humanized; and who knows but, like the dog, it will at length be no longer traceable to its wild original?
Henry David Thoreau, 'Wild Apples'
Jockum Nordström: Back to the Land, 2008. Color spit bite and sugar lift aquatints with aquatint and soft ground etching.