Friday, September 11, 2009

Acorns, Whirlies and a Cherry Blossom?

I went looking for signs of autumn the other day and I found lots of “whirlies” waiting to drop off the maple trees. Bunches of acorns are gathered together waiting to fall and be carried off or hidden by squirrels and chipmunks….or just to lie there to sprout next year. I also found something that baffled me. There were new buds on the cherry tree. Hmmmm.

Acorns

acorns

Whirlies

maple tree2

Cherry Blossom

cherry blossom

6 comments:

Kathy said...

How unique that the cherry tree is blooming! Maybe the warm spell threw it off and it thinks it's spring again!
Whirlies! I remember whirlies, that's a great name for it!
Sounds like it will be noisy around your house if more acorns will be dropping!

Madi and Mom said...

Giz your mom has a good eye for a great picture. Good JOB
Madi and Mom

Gloria said...

You sure brought back some nice memories, Thanks!

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

yes--it is certainly in the air..

Dory and the Mama said...

Awesome pictures....

Especially the "surprise" cherry blossom!!

Smileys!
Dory

countryliving said...

Cherry blossoms............strange.
Whirlies.........never heard of them.
Great pics.