Saturday, November 12, 2011

This Is Nuts!!


Some people have been shoveling snow, but we have been shoveling acorns!  There have been so many acorns falling this year it's crazy!  Our old red snow shovel from Maine has been repurposed as an acorn shovel.  And you certainly don't want any of those acorns to hit you.  They can really sting!
That's a lot of acorns.

I saw a squirrel eyeing this pile before it was picked up.  It was one of many, many piles that we have picked up in the past month or so. Courtesy of the tree in the picture below.  I think it's actually a Pin Oak.  We call it a Live Oak here in Florida.  A lovely tree, but I wonder if its called a Live Oak because it often looks like it might not make it to see the next season.  We love it.  This tree is one of the reasons we chose to put our house on this lot.   Such a beautiful tree covered with lovely Spanish Moss.

Maybe the squirrels are throwing them?

 Every two years we seem to get a ton of acorns.  This year seems like a particularly acorn heavy year.  I wonder if this means something?  Maybe I should break out a Farmer's Almanac and take a look, or on the other hand, maybe I'm better off not knowing what may be in store!

When the acorns hit the house, this happens quite often being that the tree hangs over our driveway, we yell, "Acorn!"  I think that comes from the first fall that we had moved in when we would hear a bang on the roof or a window and someone would ask. "What was that?"  Now we just eliminate the question and say, "Acorn!" And wow is it loud when they hit the windows or the glass door!

My version of Florida fall foliage.

Since I was taking pictures outside, obviously before Halloween, I wanted to show you my fall plant arrangement by the front door.  We don't have many beautiful fall leaves here in Florida, so this will have to do.  My Halloween decorations were put away last week and we are now on to Thanksgiving and ordering a new Christmas tree.  Oh yes, I am still putting the binding on a Halloween quilt so that is still out.  Or maybe I'm just working ahead for next year!  Have a great weekend! 

10 comments:

Carol said...

My dad always said "The more acorns, the harder the winter"...it sure was true last winter...

Cheryl said...

Hope Carol's prediction isn't true! The coleus and lime green plant make a wonderful fall vignette.

Shelley said...

I've never in my life seen so many acorns off a tree!! Simply amazing!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

That's so funny! Live Oaks are considered sacred where I live. :-)

Izzy said...

Wow - that's a lot of acorns! :-)

Julierose said...

Michelle--Thank you for your kind comment; I am feeling a whole lot better. Am almost afraid to start stitching for fear that I will ruin this cloth...Julierose

Linda said...

LOL!!!! I laughed so hard with your blog title...but so true! I've never seen so many acorns!

em's scrapbag said...

WOW! That's alot of acorns. Your fall planter is lovely.

Carrie P. said...

wow, that is a ton of acorns. I had heard that it means a colder winter when the tree produces more acorns. We had a lot last year on some of our trees and we did get more snow, even on Christmas day. But living in Florida who can tell.
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PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Sounds like a COLD winter is on its way. Not good. :(