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Picture of the MonthThis month's picture is unlike anything I have attempted before. It is primarily a journey in memory, stimulated by recall of an incident in my childhood. We lived in a small and very primitive cottage in Norfolk, and the garden did include a fruit tree. I have a distinct memory of helping my mother to pick the fruit. In fact I believe that the tree might have been a plum tree, but there have been several reasons for changing it to an apple. One of these, of course, is the reference to the picture of the same title by Stanley Spencer. This is the second occasion on which I have attempted to paint something based upon memory. The experience in each case has been very instructive, and I might well try something else along the same lines.