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My Mother's Birthday [Sep. 9th, 2007|12:15 pm]
Tony Grist
We went down to Kent for my mother's birthday. She's 86. Autumn is coming on faster down there and my mother's wonderful chestnut tree is already dropping conkers. I picked some up and put them on the kitchen table but the lovely mahogany shine was gone by  morning.  On the evening after her birthday dinner I went out into the front yard to look at the stars and as soon as I stepped out of the lamplight I was afraid. 

Of the size of the night?  Not so much. 

Of things hiding in the bushes? Yes. As if I were living in the paleolithic and there were bears around. 

There was a pinkish streak to the north over London.  I didn't count the planes but there were a lot of them- blinking lights and steady lights- going this way, that way, high up, low down.

[User Picture]From: mummm
2007-09-09 03:20 pm (UTC)
There are a lot of Walnut and Butternut trees along the way as we walk toward the stadium at Purdue. Yesterday Robert kept warning me that I should be careful as they are like stepping on slick balls, especially as wet as they were! I love fall though.
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[User Picture]From: mummm
2007-09-09 03:21 pm (UTC)
Fall that is... NOT falling! ;-)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2007-09-09 06:22 pm (UTC)
Are they called butternuts because they're slippery?
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[User Picture]From: mummm
2007-09-09 07:09 pm (UTC)
I think the name comes from their oily texture.


Yesterday they were slick from the rain.
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[User Picture]From: momof2girls
2007-09-09 09:15 pm (UTC)
Wish your mother a happy birthday for me!
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