Saturday, January 17, 2004


Last year, my giant sweetgum tree was loaded with fruit, the largest crop that I've had in the few years we've lived here. After the onslaught of raking leaves, they fell in a three week period, prolonging the raking season.

This year, I hardly saw the multi-pointed balls until after all the leaves fell and I noticed that at the very top of the tree there were lots of them.

They've fallen very slowly until the last couple of weeks. During the dry spell, I'll dig out the rake and pile them up in my beds for mulching.

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