Sunday, October 18, 2009

We're (Wal)Nuts About Fall!

Having a large mature shade tree is great. But why do they always have to be gumball trees or walnut trees? We spent yesterday morning on hands and knees picking up walnuts from the yard. It has been a great year for walnut crops! At least Amos the Amur Maple is a more cooperative tree. No offensive fruits and a very pretty shade of red for fall.What better way to spend a cool fall evening than with a campfire and friends? We didn't camp this fall, so we did the next best (and maybe better!) thing with a campfire at Krista's. She recently bought her dream car - an El Camino. And no, I'm not kidding about it being her dream car. She's been talking about getting one as long as I've known her. It''s...well, it's just beyond words. David fired it up during his tour and one of the kids in the backyard wanted to know whose motorcycle it was. :)

I love Krista's decorating style. Her backyard looks like it's straight from the pages of Better Homes and Gardens. And the table for our little wienie roast was SO cute! Here's a sample:

And now I'm off to enjoy Silver Dollar City with Christina on another lovely fall day! :)


Keetha Broyles said...

Do you crack any of your walnuts to eat them or use them in baking? We used to have a black walnut tree in our yard when I was a kid - - - I LOVED eating them, and they were GREAT in cookies and brownies.

Erin said...

Sadly, we are not fans of black walnuts, be they in my cookies or breaking my ankles. :)

David said...

I like the FEMALE version of cookies, brownies, ice cream, fudge etc, etc, etc….

Corey said...

My Grandpa used to send us black walnuts (I think he had a tree). I thought they were disgusting, lol!

It would be awesome to have a walnut tree if they didn't taste yucky. And if you weren't going to get a concussion or break an ankle during harvest time.

Thanks for inviting me to your blog! I've put you in my Reader!

PS Cute puppy!