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.

Look What Was Blowing Around in Their Yard

Guest blog by Jack. “I just found this blowing around in my back yard. I thought about you. It looks like something that would catch your eye…what do you think…Jack”

Yes, if I’d seen it, I would have photographed it too. Thanks Jack.

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

Rocking Horses in the City Redux

You’ve seen the Rocking Horses in the City if you’ve followed me for a few years. I haven’t seen any new rocking horses to add to this repost. I can tell you there’s more discarded furniture than there are rocking horses.

Alley in Arlington Neighborhood

Here’s a Gallery of rocking horses seen around Pittsburgh, from previous blogposts.

East Liberty on Broad Street
Zeke’s Coffee Roaster building is boarded up now
East Liberty Rooftop
Bloomfield Neighborhood
A Window in Garfield Neighborhood

So this happened after I posted the lone tomato pic

A knitting friend saw my lone cherry tomato harvest post with the accompanying nickel photo . She’d had an abundant harvest. There was a box of raspberries too but I ate them before I thought to take a pic.

Here’s what she brought me and I threw them into olive oil and garlic (thanks David) and turned them into a fresh tomato sauce.

Thank you Joanna.
Freshly grated Parmesan

One More for the Collection

You know I couldn’t resist pulling over, parking my car, getting out and photographing the loveseat/couch.

The rain had stopped. I was on Penn Avenue just past Children’s Hospital and I saw it. It’s not like I’m driving around the city looking for discarded furniture. It’s just there!

Mary always says, take the pic when you see it as later it might be gone. Good advice.