The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is PROLIFIC.
There is an oak tree on the edge of the community ball park near us. The ground beneath its branches was covered with acorns, wall-to-wall (or should I say shell-to-shell?) acorns. It just goes to show you how prolific one old oak tree can be. Our squirrel community was overjoyed with such abundance.
John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014.
He lives in a retirement community in Matthews, NC.
I love oak trees. I well remember yelping as I would walk barefoot over the acorns shed by our old oak in Autumn. They were a much smaller variety and tremendously sharp. We had to take the tree down a few years ago, and I miss it still.
Kid memories of gardens and trees and critters are always some of the best…even with the sharpies in our tootsies.
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Maybe one of them will be a new tree one day 😊
My guess is there will be many; those pesky critters have taken them far and wide.
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Hurrah for oaks.
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Huzzah as well.
Wow! The squirrels (and others I’m sure) must have been thrilled!