From tiny to giant

Earlier this autumn someone posted pictures of  giant acorns  — perhaps two inches long.  Those would produce the standard northern oak tree.

Here, in Louisiana, we go for giant Live Oaks. They grow from tiny acorns, smaller than a popped popcorn kernel.  This is evidently a banner year for acorns, as the edge of the sidewalk was completely filled with them. DH and I were even being pelted by falling acorns as I took these pictures.

Hope you’re having a lovely fall.  The color is finally showing up in our trees.  Yippee!



  1. Knitnana said,

    November 10, 2009 at 10:44 am

    All our color is past prime and mostly drab now…and with the city’s new policy of basically not collecting leaves, they’re all over the place!
    When there’s that many acorns, the squirrels must be in heaven!!!

  2. Laura Gallagher said,

    November 12, 2009 at 8:11 am

    I swear that house is familiar – or is it just the plantation architecture? Where was that?

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