Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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We saw this up near Covington...does anyone know what it is??? I am assuming it is from some kind of insect. There were lots of young oaks and lots of limbs had these whatever they are things on them. I have no idea what to call it. I was hoping someone on here knows.
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We were supposed to have horrible storms today, with a chance of 1 inch hail. The day is almost done and haven't had anything but a little rain and a hit or two of lightning. I am not complaining at all.

I have been checking craigslist every day for a tiller and this morn before I unplugged the computers, I thought I would give a quick look! There was a rear tine one listed, in Terre Haute, and now that baby is in our garage waiting for the ground to dry. I am glad to have found one...it started so easy that I have no fear of starting it myself if the need ever arises.

We had the Little Busy Body (link to cute little video) yesterday all day in case you wondered why I have not been around much. It is about impossible to get a photo of her because she keeps me so busy otherwise. She wants outside constantly...while out in the yard itself, she just walks around. Let her feet touch the sidewalk, and she thinks she has to run...and she thinks I should let her run with a stick in one hand and a rock in the other.

I am seriously thinking about picking her up a small box of rocks to have in the house...I have considered sticks too, but may not do them. And I may regret doing rocks...

Neal and I were talking about how we each think our child/grandchild is extra smart. And it is true...but you can see the wheels turning in her head. Her car seat sets in the house, and she will work and work trying to buckle the buckles, and sometimes succeeds. And she has made the connection between the light switch and lights coming on. She figured out the faucet in her bathtub long before she was one, though she couldn't actually work it. She tried though.

7 comments:

Judy said...

Not sure what that is sorry.

Vicki~TheMiddleSister said...

Rose a few years ago, I had trouble identifing a spider, and I e-mailed the photo to Purdue. I had a response the same day.

Be sure to let us know what you find out...and which dept you sent the photo to.

Vicki~TheMiddleSister said...

Rose a few years ago, I had trouble identifing a spider, and I e-mailed the photo to Purdue. I had a response the same day.

Be sure to let us know what you find out...and which dept you sent the photo to.

Carletta said...

They look like oak marble galls but I can't be certain.
I've seen larger galls but none quite like this.

Tom said...

We get these... but not grouped like this.. We call them Oak Apples It is caused by a mutation of an oak leaf, chemicals injected by the larva of certain kinds of gall wasp a more than likely the cause. I did a post a while back now... maybe this time last year.

Hope this helps with the ID Rose

As for Lorelei... as grandparent it is our god given right to think they are smarter than anyones elses... ha! you keep thinking that way Rose...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cute post, Rose... That granddaughter is going to be good with her hands... You can tell how interested she is in things like that... Maybe she'll be a quilter someday!!!!!! She'll make a quilt with pictures of rocks and sticks.... ha ha ha

Have no idea what that is in that picture above. If you find out, tell us.....

Glad you didn't get the storms.
Hugs,
Betsy

Mary said...

I think they are some sort of gall. My Oak tree has them on all the branches up high, especially.

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