Monday, August 10, 2009

Acorn Season Begins

"Acorns of Huckleberry Hill" in sepia.

One American Proverb is "From little acorns mighty oaks do grow".
Another is "Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn sometimes".

On Huckleberry Hill our utterances about acorns take a somewhat different tone. Most are oaths not to be repeated here. We are surrounded it seems by the mighty oaks. All of them would cost many thousands of dollars to remove so they .. stay... to plague us day after day after day with their "droppings". It has begun ... the annual rat-a-tat-tat on the roof and air conditioners. To walk in the yard, one feels a hard hat should be a requirement.

(And OK, it's not really sepia. I forgot the flash and just liked the way it looked.)


JackDaddy said...

I'll trade you 10 cacti for one oak! :)

Madi and Mom said...

Wow Giz your mom's Ode to Acorns is very nice!!! Give her a big sloppy good job lick from us.
Madi and Mom

Kathy said...

I like the look without the flash!! Very warm, looks like a Thanksgiving Day Card!
I didn't know there was an acorn season! I do know about walnut season! Let me tell you, they are very loud too! LOL
Watch your step out on the patio! I'm sure it's a clever plot by the neighborhood squirrels!

Gloria said...

Beautiful pic even without the flash!

Dory and the Mama said...

I would so go with sepia with this....Awesome picture!!

I am als with Jack's Dad...and I'll raise him one crepe myrtle!

countryliving said...

Love the way your pic turned out.
Hmmm......I have several oaks that are growing thanks to the squirrels. I think they work for the Oak Tree shelter belt Society.

Ms. ~K said...

Lovely photo!