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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Catalpa Trees and other stuff

Yesterday as my Dad and I were on the land watching the big trucks build our house (watch that progress at we decided to move to the shade.
I said, "you know, isn't this catalpa tree beautiful? I think I'll take a picture for my blog."

My Dad says, "yeah it is. I remember when I was a kid, we'd pick the worms off of these trees and use them to go fishing. I don't know when those worms come out, but these trees are usually full of them." WHAT!!!!! And we're sitting under it?

Sure enough...and look what it did to that leaf!

I feel like I've been out of touch and way too busy lately.
I've been working beehives. I have supers in my potting shed waiting to be extracted today. I'm carting kids to cross country, Dr. appts, picking them up from school because they have extra-curricular stuff. Working in the community garden and going to our land every day taking pictures of the progress. I feel guilty because I don't have enough time

for family & friends. (have you ever played the card game "screw your neighbor? It's hilarious.)
I'm burning the candle at both ends and I'm running behind right now. I took a break, came to a local coffee shop to sit and blog. I've been here over two hours, so I must go now.
Remember, no matter how busy you are, take time to sit under the catalpa trees with your loved ones!



  1. Oh man we had one of those trees in the yard of the house outside of Rossville when we were kids. The worms have horns on their heads or down their bodies I do not remember which. And they would fall on you if you played directly under the tree at time. And sometime we had squished worms on the bottoms of our shoes, whe we wore shoes that is. You did bring back some memories for me today!

  2. Hi Queen, You must remember, everything has a purpose, even worms! I just don't want them crawling on me.

    Cindy Bee

  3. Brenda - eewwwwwwww.....I do not want those worms crawling on me nor would I want them squished under my shoes. Those "horns" are all over their bodies. I didn't know what they were, but I saw them on some of the worms. I'll try to get a pic of one with the horns, just for you! They are all over that tree. My brother said he and my cousin used to play with the "beans" like they were swords. Amazing how a simple tree can bring back a lot of memories, huh? Cindy


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