Today's Wonder of the World is...the Acorn!
Flickr photo by Cornixelis
Aren't they beautiful? So perfect? Those acorn caps look like they were knitted right on!
Kind of like these!
Photo by beccah.etsy.com
Wait a sec...those are knitted! You can get them here, for your sweet little acorn!
Acorn caps have always reminded me of beanies. You know, for Brownies?
Flickr photo by kristinafh
Which is perfect, since I learned the acorn song from my Brownie troop!
I'm an acorn small and brown
Lying on the cold cold ground.
Everybody steps on me
That is why I'm cracked you see.
I'm a nut. I'm a nut. I'm a nut.
I used to sing that over and over. Ooh boy, that was fun. At least it was for me. I can't speak for my friends and family, especially on long car trips.
And guess where I lived when I was a Brownie?
In the City of Oaks, of course! Raleigh, North Carolina.
Flickr photo by mojo2go
Most of our acorns are a bit smaller.
I wonder if that guy would wear a beanie if I asked him?
This thumb seems happy to.
Flickr photo by alexisimcha
And this gerbil does too! Or is it a hamster? I get those two mixed up.
Flickr photo by knittingskwer1gurl
He looks like quite the jaunty gerbil/hamster in that pic, with the acorn cap slightly askew.
He's not the only animal that favors acorns.
From the looks of this stonework, humans do too.
Flickr photo by Martin Beek
Isn't that lovely? It was photographed in a church in Sussex.
Thinking about beautiful England makes me want a cup of tea. Won't you join me?
Flickr photo by delightful knits
Perfect! An acorn tea cozy!
Miss Suzy would be delighted! Remember Miss Suzy?
She'd want to sit with us. She'd use an acorn cup.
Flickr photo by raphaelmazor
Now, where are my cups?
Flickr photo by Tomi Tapio
Why, Miss Suzy, aren't you kind?
Allow me to thank you with this acorn quote I found.
"The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities."
James Allen, a New Zealander statesman.
Have a wonder-full Thursday, everyone!
PS. Before you go, enjoy Ice Age's Scrat and his crazy pursuit of acorns. No doubt about it--he's a nut!