Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Gone Nuts

Here is what the green balls look like inside, like grass balls.


Inside the grassy looking balls, there are big black balls.

And it is here that we start to hammer!



And we have walnuts!! Real ones. Nature protects them with many different and hard layers.


And so we come to the end of our mystery!
“Families are like fudge — mostly sweet with a few nuts.” ~Author Unknown"


"The mystery in a nutshell is just this: Christ is in you, so therefore you can look forward to sharing in God’s glory. It’s that simple.” 
Colossians 1

23 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

great series of shots today to show the walnut

crafty cat corner said...

I've never seen a walnut growing on a tree, I thought they were sweet chestnuts when I first saw them. Lucky you.
Briony
x

Ann said...

Oh my, you know I almost said nuts yesterday but then I thought no can't be. I thought they looked like something I saw when I was a child on a walk through the woods with my father. He had picked some up to show them to me

Sandra said...

I would never have guessed walnuts in a million years.. but then i have never seen one except in the store.. it is amazing all the layers it has to protect it.. so glad you shared this with us... add this to my list of things i have learned from blog land... and the photos are super shots, all of them..

DeniseinVA said...

I would never have guessed one of the superfoods, walnuts! Fascinating, thanks Ginny. It was fun to find this out. Thank you and those photos were great :)

Cranberry Morning said...

That is so interesting! We used to have butternuts and you needed a maul to get them open! Love your walnut shots! :-)

Patsy said...

I didn't know they looked like that in side, I wonder if any thing eats them but people. Very interesting.

Linda said...

Awesome series, Lynn!

Ruth Kelly said...

Walnuts are one of my favorite nuts. Love your saying about families.

Joanne said...

WOW! I loved your pics....and how you always take us on a cool journey!
Blessings, Joanne

EG CameraGirl said...

I enjoyed this series, Ginny! I have always found black walnuts difficult to open but I see you got inside just fine!

Dee said...

Who new....I have never seen a walnut except in a store.... strange and cool at the same time. Thanks for sharing. :)

Tanya Breese said...

a wonderful message!

A Quiet Corner said...

Oh how I hated the black walnuts we had in VA!!!!...:)JP

George said...

I enjoyed your mystery very much, especially this post where you show all the work necessary to get to the walnut meat.

LV said...

One thing far sure, you never get too hold to learn. How interesting to learn so much about a walnut. You are so good at keeping us in suspense with your finds.

Shug said...

Great message today!!
hugs

Small Kucing said...

for a moment there, i thought those are "rambutan". We have fruit called Rambutan over here. when we peel off the skin, there is a sweet flesh in it.

Roan said...

We used to gather walnuts and hickory nuts when I was a kid. Like the shots with them on the trees below, too.

Our photos said...

Walnuts are yummy!
Greetings...

Rose said...

We always gathered walnuts when we were kids. I can remember at Christmas mom would have us crack them for her to use in cakes and candy.

SquirrelQueen said...

Ginny, when I saw the green balls in your post below I knew they were walnuts. Our neighbor has a walnut tree in his yard near the property line. The squirrels get them and bury them in our yard. The grassy balls look like the outer covering of the chestnuts from our tree. The squirrels like those too once the covering comes off.

LC said...

Reminds me of walks in the woods on relatives' rural property that was where my father grew up.

After a large gathering for a fall meal with extended family, my father would take all us youngsters out into the woods to explore. Always included was a visit to the walnut tree to collect the nuts. Your photos document what we would do, with the help of my father and his brothers, when we returned with our bounty.