Acorns

The oak tree

The oak tree

The photo shows the oak tree whose branches spread over our roof.

There are many other oak trees nearby of a similar size, but none of them quite as massive as this one.

It has a quiet presence, suggesting companionship.

Its progeny is not quiet, however. It likes to make a great deal of noise with each impact, and to masquerade variously as pistol shots, explosions, breaking china, heavy feet, armies of wild boar creeping up – anything, in fact, which the imagination can conjure up.

One of the downsides of this exciting performance is that the rainwater downpipes get choc-a-bloc with a sort of acorn cake cemented with soggy leaves, something which comes to light when the rain starts, as it did today.

 

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