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Posted in autumn, Nature, Plants, Trees by joncrispin on 19/11/2015

acorn top

Olive and I had a nice walk in the woods today.  There are so many oak leaves on the ground, and lots of acorns.  It looks like rain later today, and then another sunny day tomorrow.

labrador in water

If there is water to be found, she will be in it.

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  1. sidwaters said, on 19/11/2015 at 2:28 pm

    I recently heard something about oak trees and acorns that sounds plausible. Most years the amount of acorns produced by trees are almost completely consumed by woodland creatures. In order for oak trees to reproduce, every seven years (not sure of the interval) the trees produce many more acorns than usual satiating the creatures that feed on them and allowing the bountiful surplus to produce new trees. This is certainly one of those years at least around my area. Tons of acorns have dropped.

    • joncrispin said, on 19/11/2015 at 2:44 pm

      Sid, so great to hear from you! I really like your idea about the acorns. They are so thick on the ground this year that it is difficult to walk in some parts of the woods. It is like walking on ice.

  2. lyndarwh said, on 20/11/2015 at 5:06 am

    I picked up an acorn and cup in London the other day. It now lives in my coat pocket. I love to touch it as I’m walking along.

    • joncrispin said, on 20/11/2015 at 10:04 am

      It is so funny that you mention picking up an acorn in London. I have several conkers (buckeyes in the states) from London that I have been carrying around in my pockets for years. I am happy that someone else does these sorts of silly little things.

  3. Gardenwife said, on 23/11/2015 at 2:57 pm

    We had a labrador who, when he got loose, would run to a nearby apartment complex and swim in their pond. My parents would drive over to find him swimming with the ducks. Good memories. 🙂

  4. Gardenwife said, on 23/11/2015 at 2:59 pm

    I found your page via a link a friend posted about your suitcase project. This photo of your lab reminded me of the lab we had when I was a kid. Every so often, Bubby would get loose and we’d find him over at a nearby apartment complex, swimming with the ducks in the pond there. Good memories. 🙂

    • joncrispin said, on 24/11/2015 at 3:29 pm

      Dear Garden, thanks for your comment. Olive is our third Labrador, and we just find them to be the best dogs. I am pleased that you came across the site, and happy to have you as a follower. Best, Jon

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