I was growing a little tired of the two sidebar photos I had up of the fall leaves.
So I decided to switch it to a mini version of this:
I took this picture in mid-November for my Nature Blog. Last year we had hardly any mast, and the squirrels and other animals that depend on things like acorns had a rough winter. But this year we had a very abundant mast. And there have been more acorns than the squirrels, chipmunks, deer, etc. can handle. Acorns of all types are everywhere! It’s nice to see.
I think the ones with the metallic silver sheen are the prettiest of all. I photographed these 3 because they remind me of Christmas bulbs, and leave me with the feeling of a happy and festive mood.