Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sweet Gums

Because we are not "blessed" with having a sweet gum tree in our yard, the children have had to look elsewhere for these "treasures".

It was very windy on Saturday & Sunday - so a bunch of sweet gums got blown into our yard and in front of our driveway.

The girl cheerfully collected them all - along with some from the neighbors yard I'm sure - and filled up this box.

According to her counting - she collected 1000 sweet gums!

The box is partially empty b/c there was a reason she collected all those sweet gums - so her and her brother could pretend that the balls were ammunition and have a little sweet gum war with them.


CanadianGrandma said...

Well, that's a new one to me! Sweet gums! They look like burrs to me!

TheSaxonHus said...

We call them gumballs and our neighbor has one of the trees. We also see them as a big pain in the neck. They become missiles when you mow if you don't get them out of your yard first. They find their way into the tread on the bottom of your tennis shoes. Etc., etc., etc.

Anytime you want some of these, I am certain our neighbor will be glad to let you pick them up out of his yard. You are certainly welcome to any that end up in my yard!