Saturday, November 11, 2006

Bigger nuts

No, this is NOT a post about the standard male fantasy that "size matters."

Several weeks ago I posted about "Nuts on the golf course," referring, as you no doubt remember, to pecans and acorns. At the end of the post I showed you this picture to demonstrate the size of Texas acorns -- in contrast to the wimpy acorns found in other parts of the country.


Well, today as we were making our way around the course, I happened to find myself wandering around in the shade looking for my wayward tee shot.

Acually it wasn't my only wayward tee shot of the day, it was my second one. We were on the second hole. There are trees along the right side of the fairway. Most of these are pecan trees. But a bit deeper in the trees I found some other species including a quite mature Texas oak.

Scattered around beneath its canopy were many, many large acorns. Some of these impressed me as being significantly larger than the one I had shown you back in October, so I scooped up two nice specimens and brought them home.

In the photo below you'll see in the center the same acorn and quarter I had in the picture above. Dwarfing that acorn are the beauties I picked up today


Texas can be a fun place, sometimes. Today, finding nuts on the ground was a lot more fun than searching for those wayward golf shots.

8 comments:

Karyn Lyndon said...

Are you trying to say nuts are bigger in Texas?

Duke_of_Earle said...

Some say EVERYTHING is bigger in Texas. I'm merely claiming acorns are.

John

r.e.wolf said...

I wonder what kind of traffic you'll get with that post title... And not to get personal, but you're nuts are scary.

r.e.wolf said...

And really, that was supposed to be "your". Keyboard gremlins attacked.

Peter said...

I'm not going anywhere near a post that has to do with big nuts on a golf course.... no way.

kenju said...

I'm with Peter.....wouldn't touch that with a 10 foot pole!


Re your comment: for all the pleasure that you and other bloggers have given me over the last 2 years - you deserve a big box of Sprungli!

Christina said...

Don't really care about your nuts, but do know for a fact that you're nuts!

M.E Ellis said...

They look like featureless faces wearing little hats.

Story idea...thanks!

:O)