Thursday, November 22, 2012

AlphabeThursday - A is for Acorn


Here I am again.  Starting another round (this is 6!) of AlphabeThursday on Thanksgiving Day, with the letter A.


And here are some acorns.  DH picked these up for me outside the post office, but there's also an oak tree across the street.  I love acorns.  They are so intricate with very pretty patterns.  We were thinking of planting a new tree in the front yard.  That's on the west side of our house, which needs shade since our lovely mimosa tree died.

Some oaks are very majestic, with pretty leaves that fall in autumn.  Oklahoma is home to 21 species.  There's lots of shrub oaks in our part of the state.  But if we were to buy a tree, I want something a little different.

Red Oak
The Shumard Oak is hardy throughout Oklahoma and grows 50-75 feet at maturity.  A Bur Oak is good for sites that don't get a lot of water, like ours. And the Red Oak would be nice for fall color.  We have all winter to decide and get ready...

There's a few negatives that do come to mind about oak trees:  
1.  They will drop their leaves every autumn.  That's a lot of leaves when they get big.
2.  Because of the acorns, the squirrels will come and forage.  But we have squirrels already, so it shouldn't be too much different.  
3.  Mowing!  You either have to rake up acorns or keep the lawnmower set high, if you're going to mow.    


Let me shout out a "Happy Thanksgiving" for all you Americans.  And I'll give you a link to our leader (and teacher) Jenny at ...off on my tangent... so you can visit other bloggers who have written about the letter A.

13 comments:

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Yay for a new round of Alphabe-Thursday! And for acorns!! Noli loves to pick up acorns, sometimes she gets them before the squirrels....

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Acorns are so cute :) And the red oak is such a beautiful tree!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love the journal page and lovely choice for 'A' ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

BeadedTail said...

We have an oak tree in the front yard and it dropped tons of acorns this year. I need to find something crafty to do with them! Happy Thanksgiving to you, your DH and Buster!

sandra tyler said...

I love collecting acorns in the fall. They're like little heads with hats and my boys would paint faces on them.

aimee said...

adorable acorn page! AlphabeThursday looks like lots of fun!

Nimue said...

I didn't know about acorns. They are indeed pretty things :)

Zia Blue said...

love the journal page :D i like the way the photo is slightly obscured.

Zia
singing-blue.blogspot.ca

Pondside said...

The Red Oak is a beautiful tree. I like an oak or a chestnut - the acorns and conkers are such a bonus and they come just in time for fall decorating.

Claudia Willison said...

I love fall foliage, so, Red Oak would be nice. However, since I would not want to rake leaves... no oak for me :)

Visiting from Alphabe- Thursday - mine for letter 'A' @ ImagesByCW is about 'my' Australia

Catherine OurVillageIs said...

The oak is such a beautiful tree - but how true! They make an awful lot of work, don't they?!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Oaks are such pretty trees! and acorns are lovely.
Your journal page is quite fun!

Jenny said...

I miss acorns.

Especially because I had a fall craft I wanted to make with felted balls that used them.

Sigh.

Maybe next fall.

And in the meantime I will tell you how much I appreciate your amazing link to the letter "A".

That collage is fAbulous!

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