It's that time of year!
The pool has settled in for winter.
And the chess nuts are arriving.
Haha.. not really. The first year this is what I thought and boy was that embarrassing. When mom said they'd be falling out of the tree soon, I was a bit... umm.. freaked. You know how shy I am around people and imagining them falling out of my trees was a bit too much!
Let me show you what really happens. Are you ready?
Okay, this way.
Okay look up.... see that tree?
It's a chestnut tree and is LOADED with nuts packaged in the prickliest of packages.
As fall gets closer, the packages start to turn from green to brown and open up...
Dropping shiny brown chestnuts to the grass below.
My job is to help mom find all of these little treasures.
A lot of times the entire prickly package falls to the grass.
Look at this one... triplets!
Little Phoeny helps too. Even more than I do actually!
Cali mostly supervises. She likes to watch mom collect the chestnuts from the pricklies. Mom will sometimes yelp when she gets poked so Mama Bear Cali wants to be close in case mom needs her. Phoenix and I find it a little silly actually. If it hurts, why are we collecting these things?
My nemesis obviously doesn't mind the pokiness! Here's a half eaten nut.
He will even sit on the edge of my sandbox and chow down... right where he knows we can watch him from the sliding glass door. That little devil.
Look at all of these... and they were just from today!
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