Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Miss Billie's Weather Forecast~

Oak Fruit

Photo Credit~Suat Eman

As you all know I spend my Friday afternoons with Miss Billie. She is one witty~over educated~ 85 year old who I have fallen in love with. Through a friend of a friend~ I have been driving Miss Billie now for almost two years. I have learned some amazing things from her.  She is a walking history book and has traveled to many parts of the country. Each Friday seems to unravel a new story or a bit of history that Billie shares with me.  I suppose if I live to be 85 I will have much to share too!

Miss Billie is a friend to all creatures~she feeds the raccoons, the birds, the squirrels and any other creature in need. She refuses to kill even a spider. She is an exceptional gardener with flowers and prize winning roses. And~she grows tomatoes out of this world.

In the front of Miss Billie's house stands a tree that is shedding acorns like none other. You have to dodge them as you walk up her drive way. They are the fattest ~acorns I have ever seen. Miss Billie assures me that the tree has not produced such a large harvest in three decades~thus it is God's way of providing for her  friends~the squirrels!  Those squirrels have been busy as a bee trying to bury those acorns. Miss Billie says ~ "I have oak trees growing all over my flower bed~the least they can do is remember where they put the darned things."

She predicts that because of the abundant crop ~we who live in the Midwest are in for a very hard and long winter.  I do have to warn you~Miss Billie usually turns out to be right ~most of the time.



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