Oct 6, 2010

 

Bountiful harvest

We have lots of large oak trees in the front and back of our yard.  We’re used to them dropping acorns in the Fall.   This year, however, there seems to be about 100x the number of acorns falling.   I guess it’s due to all the rain we’ve had.  For the last few weeks we’ve been listening to them hit the roof and roll down onto the patio, table and chairs out back.  They make a loud pop when they hit the roof or the skylights.   In the 4 years we’ve lived in this house, I don’t recall there being this many, making such a racket.   You can hear one hit the roof from across the house.  They hit pretty hard!  I’m starting to wonder if our homeowner’s hail-damage policy will cover the damage these little babies are making.  🙂

It’s going to be a big year for the squirrels.

Aug 25, 2010

Acorns

It got down to a chilly 79 degrees last night, which is putting me into an Autumn state of mind.  For as hot as it gets here in Austin, when Fall decides it’s finally ready to appear the weather sure changes very fast.   That won’t be for another month or so.   Even so, the big Red Oak in the front yard is loaded with acorns.   The squirrels are going to have a big year.

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