Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Buckeye Trees

The Buckeye Tree Flower went over well on Monday and my friend Joann of the 'Joann and Jack' Blog wrote a poem in the comments I wanted to share. This is an interesting site with a lot of interesting stories from Virginia. They have an Ohio connection so we visit quite often. Here is her poem:
(I changed one word (has from is) and capped all the Buckeyes but it's her creation for sure.)

Come to Ohio to see
Buckeyes thicker than flies
Many kinds you will see

One is a nice green tree
That grows up to the skies
With blossoms for a bee

One is a football team
Scoring touchdowns way high
And winning with a scheme

One has a wild fan club base
When red and white colors fly
All Ohioans keeps pace

Here's to all the Buckeyes
Columbus is the place
Let football fly her skies

And when the game is done
And Buckeye leaves do fall
The Bucks are number one

Thanks Joann. I do hope the Bucks are number one again.

This is my Ohio Buckeye Tree today in my front yard. We planted it when we first moved 35 years ago as a 6 foot tree. Ohio Buckeyes are slow growing and very sturdy.
This time of year the nuts are the important part of the tree and they loose their leaves first.
This is an Ohio Buckeye I planted at the rear of the property. It will be three years old next Spring and you can see the new buds are growing, it is one foot tall and I have to keep the weeds down through grass mulching around the tree. It has lost all its leaves for this year and during Winter will be covered with snow. Tipper of 'Blind Pig and the Acorn' had planted an Ohio Buckeye Tree in the Appalachian Mountains and thought it looked poorly. If it has new buds like this one it should be fine.


Luke Wiley said...

I lovely type of tree!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Great poem and pictures. I love buckeye trees. I haven't seen one since I left WV.

Lawstude said...

lovely captures and a beautiful poem. looking at your work really transports me in a different place. great job FG.

The Texican said...

Just don't play anybody in the SEC and the fan base should stay happy. hee hee Pappy

Anonymous said...

wonderful post today with excellent poem and shots

rainer said...

Hi fishing guy, it seems to be very nice, friendly and familial in Ohio now. The music on your blog is a dream!
What do you do with the fruits of the buckeye trees? We feed them to horses. Best regards from Austria, Rainer.

kjpweb said...

Very nice! No ABC Wednesday this time around?
Cheers, Klaus

dot said...

Nice poem and the buckeye is an interesting tree.

Anonymous said...

We had an old one here in our park. Or it was there the last time I was there. I will have to check on it.

my Alien

The Birdlady said...

Great post -

Carletta said...

Joann certainly wrote a very nice poem for you! You should frame the poem and tree in a double frame.

Stacey Huston said...

Don't think I have ever seen one of these trees.. guess they won't grow this far west.. thank fishing guy

Jo Castillo said...

Hi, We had wondered about Buckeyes. Thanks for the info. Nice poem.

Your photos are very good, better all the time. Nice to visit here and have a look see.

Tommy V said...

I use to carry these in my pocket for good luck.

Kathiesbirds said...

Nice poem. I like the info about the buckeye trees.

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

Very beautiful poem he dedicated to his friend, and where you live to be a very beautiful place

Denise said...

Lovely poem and photos of your Buckeyes. Thank you for leaving the nice comments on my blog. I have the moose pictures up now :)

tipper said...

Love the poem! And thank you for showing the pictures. I'll check out the tree at school and see if I can see any buds.

Thanks for the shout out too!

tipper said...

Love the poem! And thank you for showing the pictures. I'll check out the tree at school and see if I can see any buds.

Thanks for the shout out too!

Daniel J Santos said...


Jack and Joann said...

Thank you, Fishing Guy! Your post was a nice little surprise for me to pull on my husband when I told him to go read Fishing Guy. He was so surprised!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

That a beautiful tree.. the poem was really nice. I enjoyed it.

Misty Dawn said...

No offense, but I need to stop reading your blog... it's not helping with my homesickness ;-)

Seriously, my friend... I love your blog and it always brings a smile to my face because it reminds me of my true home.