Why is it called a Buckeye?

“….name from the whitish scar found on each brown seed. It is said to give the seed the appearance of a deer’s eye.” Link on Yellow Buckeye below

Everything about them is toxic. If you want to plant one, click here Also called a horse chestnut. It’s Ohio’s State Tree.

I took these photos in Ohio earlier in the month. I didn’t know there were different types of buckeye trees. There are several types Ohio, Yellow and California are a few.

Here’s the Yellow Buckeye on a street parallel to Laura‘s.

Charlie opens one
Buckeye Tree
2023 blog photo Ohio Buckeye Tree in Ohio Yard

If you want to make a peanut butter/chocolate candy called BUCKEYES the recipe is here

Marlene made these for Anna’s graduation party.

Ohio Autumn Landscape

Had a wonderful time in the desert terrain, the mountains, the cacti, the National Forest, the wedding and surrounding festivities. It was all beautiful. And of course I enjoyed knitting around the fire pit with good friends, too.

But these autumnal colors called to me before sunset. I’d just gotten off the plane. Here as I looked around the landscape I saw the familiar. I pulled off at the rest stop along the interstate as it was such a contrast from where I’d been just this morning. Tried to capture it.

Inspiration for Van Gogh

Lego sightings- 2 Giraffes and a Cat

Just north of Columbus Ohio at the Easton Mall.

Our family enjoys building with Lego. I don’t like to step on it with bare feet, though! I’m am always happy to see things made out of Lego.

This cat was inside the Lego store

Looking Back and Walking Forward

Laura, Roy, Oscar the Labradoodle and I walked to pick up Charlie after school.

Look what we saw on the way home.

An abandoned chair in Columbus Ohio
It’s still there

Apple Season

Audrey of Minnesota Prairie Roots wrote a blog post featuring a favorite apple orchard and right now my sister is in Okanogsn Washington visiting our brother and she’s watching the workers bring the bins and pick the apples in the neighboring orchard.

Audrey’s query- do you have a favorite apple orchard? reminded me of one of my favorite photographs which I happened to take in an Ohio Apple Orchard

My DIL is walking between the trees with Anna and Michael. Jack was at home napping. She’s expecting Maura in November. (2008)

I hadn’t started blogging then but since then I’ve posted a lot of apples here’s a link to the tag apple of old blog posts. And even a second page of posts tagged apple you c add non see Cider making and my SIL making an apple pie. There are photos of the orchards in Washington state. And there’s a tag of apples as well with lots of apple cooking

Maura Laura Charlie snd Anna
Lynd Farm in Pataskala Ohio
Me with Anna, Charlie and Maura