Monday, November 21, 2005

Pecan Trees.....

We have about 17 pecan trees in our yard. Each year they produce these wonderful little nuts that we collect both from the tree and off the ground. The deer love them too, and will come up to the house and eat them. Which can be rather disconcerting at 2 am in the morning when you hear "thunk thunk --- crunch crunch crunch --- thunk thunk --- crunch crunch crunch."

This is what is currently left on the tree. To see an earlier version of the same branch look here.

This is what fell out of the husks on the tree.

And here you can see a pecan still in the outer husk, fallen from the tree probably before the freeze. The freeze stimulates them to open and drop out.


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