Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Nuts + Acorns = Autumn

The Black Walnut leaves are falling. They're the first to go around here. When those leaves start coming down, I know that Autumn is at our heels. The ground, under the trees, are littered with black walnuts. I never acquired a taste for them. I've gone as far as collecting them and putting them in the gravel driveway so we could drive over them to remove the outer husk. But the flavor just doesn't move me. I'm more of an English Walnut kinda girl.

Acorns are starting to drop too. Up at Crystal Lake, we have Chestnut Oaks ~ huge trees with acorns to match. I love those trees. When we move up there, I'm going to hang a porch swing from one of the massive side arms of one of those beauties.
I do love this time of year.
Until next time.....


Judy said...

The signs that the end of summer is getting close...I always hate to see it end.

livingglassart said...

It does feel like fall is upon us~the signs are all around even though its still hot. We had a black walnut tree at another house~I really miss those nuts.


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