Thursday, May 1, 2008

What Is It XI Final

I have posted so often on the Buckeye Tree in my front yard so I thought it may be an easy guess. I have two things in my front yard. The Ohio Buckeye Tree (a deciduous tree from the Horse Chestnut family) and three varieties of squirrels, Black, Grey and Red (Fox). The squirrels go into the Buckeye Tree in the fall and bury the nuts from the tree to dig up during the Fall and Early Winter. The ones they forget become little Buckeye Trees the next year. I cut at least 30 trees down when I cut my grass this year. The Ohio Buckeye Tree has a yellow flower and the shell of the nut is brown with some small spikes that don't hurt when touched.


So my little plant was not a weed, but a new sapling from a Buckeye a squirrel planted last year. Here is the progression of the buds this spring.

The Buckeye Tree is blooming now and the bees are working on the tree.

16 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice shot. I love the buckeye tree and the nuts even more.

Old Wom Tigley said...

You should dig them up and repot them... sell them on of give them away.. I'll have a dozen please.:O)

ellen b said...

I loved this post. The buckeye blossoms are wonderful. I took a trip to Ohio with my son's baseball team in the mid 90's and bought buckeyes to bring home to my other kids so they could see what they looked like. Have a great day...

quintarantino said...

I'll have two! :)

SandyCarlson said...

These are marvelous images of spring! The music is fantastic here, too.

imac said...

Nice post.


Please come visit mine.

luiz.ramosforest said...

Beautiful shots and great subject.

Daniel J Santos said...

Beautiful photos, wonderful details in the two last photos.

Me & my puppies said...

Signs of Spring are everywhere. Enjoy!

John said...

What a great compilation of photos here Fishing Guy!

Champ Townboy said...

Beautiful photos!!

Gina said...

Wow, stunning tree...and such amazing flowers, are you going to replant the seedling elsewhere? I have a horse chestnut tree here but it seems rather slow growing..I'm wondering how old yours are? :O)

Jack and Joann said...

Oh, being from Ohio I wish I could have slipped into your yard and dug up a little seedling to plant in my yard. You tell those squirrels to start a tree for Joann.

dot said...

I enjoyed this post and your pictures are great! I think I've seen buckeyes before but I don't know if they grow around here. I bet that is irritating when they come up all over the place. Mimosa will do that here.

Sandpiper said...

Beautiful! I like all the details you captured. Great shot of the bee, too.

jedijawa said...

Those are pretty awesome, especially the last one!