Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The acorn in the moon

Hey, that's one heck of a zoom lens! Ok, it's not the moon. It's the dirt road out back that runs through the vineyards. I'm pretty sure there are no acorns on the moon. But there are plenty under the oak trees all around. They're competing for space with the walnuts, hazelnuts, and chestnuts.

This acorn had probably just fallen. Then next day I noticed it was crushed. Probably by a tractor tire.

And the squirrels are competing for the nuts with the humans. We've pretty much given up on our hazelnut crop these past few years. The nut weevils and the squirrels get most of them. I don't want to give you the wrong idea; we're not overrun with squirrels. I see one or two at most every now and then. But when I see them, they're in the hazelnut trees.


  1. For some reason, I think French walnuts are especially good!


  2. I love acorns, I love oak trees; I wish there were more.

  3. They get all our blueberries. :(

  4. bettyann, especially when you're in France!

    vtt, technically, yes. But not many people actually do.

    michael, there are places where there are! Alas, Phoenix isn't one of them.

    will, frustrating, isn't it?


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