Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Gumball Dilemma

This afternoon we had a very impressive thunderstorm accompanied by sheets and sheets of rain. While it was needed it put a damper on my afternoon. After such a heavy storm I know that many gumballs will have been knocked loose from our neighbors tree and into our yard. I am not sure what the official name of this tree is, but around here we all call it simply a gumball tree. We have so many of the pesky little seed pods (like the one pictured above) that my daughter plays with them like they're toys when she goes outside. They are very spiky and hurt when you step on them.

Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be anything we can do about it other sneak into our neighbors yard to give the tree expensive injections that may stop it from forming pods or we could move. Not much of a choice.

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