1. More acorns than usual? and earlier? What does it mean? I heard on some talk show recently that you're supposed to be able to predict the severity of the coming winter by how soon oaks drop their acorns and the quantity of them as well. Actually, that isn't true. It has more to do with what the weather was-not will be.
patterns and behaviors of all plant life is highly dependent on the
preceding few months. It has nothing to do with what's down the road.
In fact there's very little about nature that could be a predictor. For
example certain animal activity, the amount of black on woolly bear
caterpillars or even the emergence of leaf colors are all due to other
factors. Plants and animals can't sense what kind of winter we're going
to have. Ocean temperatures and air current patterns are far more
So there you have it. (Still don't believe me, do you?)
2. I just finished putting together a garden arbor for the flower garden we're currently redesigning.
will be surrounded by deer fencing, stained 4X4 posts with cedar post
caps and the arbor. Should look pretty good. When it's done, I'll post
pics on my web site.
In the meantime here are two pictures. One is my driveway with the acorns and the other is the arbor.