Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Yes, I do


Yes, I do have a lovely bunch of coconuts. This is this tree’s second try to have coconut children. She tried the first time two years ago but only one little nut began to grow to maturity and bless its heart it split in half during its growth. It hung on but it wasn’t pretty. Even in it’s pitiful state, it held on through a direct hit by hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. No, it never had a future but it was strong. When it finally fell from its stem I was going to toss it into the woods, but Mr. Pop said that wouldn’t do at all. He placed the little sad looking coconut at the foot of its mom’s tree and it’s there to this day. We called it Baby Nut.

25 Comments:

Blogger spadoman said...

Baby Nut and Shutter's apples might get together someday. Cool!

May 10, 2006 4:59 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Sweet way to honor the tree. Looks like you have a record crop going there. Let's hope we all make it through the hurricane season and there are no more Baby Nuts at the foot of the tree.

May 10, 2006 5:04 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

I'm jealous. A coconut tree! Yes here's to a mild hurricane season and full grown coconuts.

May 10, 2006 5:12 AM  
Blogger shutterwi said...

Coconut apple pie. I'd give it a try. The apples volunteer. Baby Nut?

May 10, 2006 5:20 AM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Baby Nut has nothing to contribute to the pie. He's as they say, only a shell of his former self. Just a empty little shell.

Maybe one of these sibling nuts in the picture will be able to help out with the pie in the future. You know what? Apple/coconut pie sounds good to me. Toss in some raisins and I think we might have something.

May 10, 2006 5:37 AM  
Blogger Granny said...

Neat.

May 10, 2006 5:45 AM  
Blogger Left of Center said...

Cool story. I don't have any coconut trees on the property, oranges, and grapefruit yes. Didnt some kind of disease hit florida coconut trees some time ago. Ruined the coconuts in cocconut grove in Miami.

May 10, 2006 5:53 AM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Yeah, lethal yellowing is what I think it was called. This is the type coconut tree that is supposed to be immune to that disease.

May 10, 2006 6:03 AM  
Blogger shutterwi said...

Who do we know that grows rasins?

I prefer the high bush variety.

Otherwise it's a deal.

May 10, 2006 9:14 AM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Aren't raisins dried grapes? Shutter don't you grow grapes? Seems we have a future pie baking date.

May 10, 2006 9:54 AM  
Blogger eProf2 said...

Good morning PoP. I enjoy coming to your blog because I never know what to expect: one day rage; the next serenity and calm. Today's post is delicious stuff. Anyone for coconut macaroon cookies? Umm, sounds great!

Have a great day!

May 10, 2006 10:06 AM  
Blogger glenda said...

Love your sweet story.

May 10, 2006 10:43 AM  
Blogger Tata said...

Don't climb for that. You might land on a rolling stone.

May 10, 2006 11:26 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

I hate to crack one open, but once they are open, there is nothin better than picking out chunks of coconut and eating it fresh... of course in Ohio, our coconuts are shipped from places like your's, but they are still yummy nevertheless.

May 10, 2006 12:43 PM  
Blogger Carl said...

I'm concerned that there's more than one pair of coconuts on this tree. Is this a mutant or some three-way-lesbian event?

May 10, 2006 1:03 PM  
Blogger TheCultureGhost said...

How cool is that, having a coconut tree! Having grown up in cities I find anything that willingly pops up out of the ground to be a source of endless amusement and wonder.

May 10, 2006 2:27 PM  
Blogger PTCruiser said...

My banana tree keeps trying to give birth to bananas but, unfortunately, San Francisco weather is not conducive to good banana growing. So sad. How I do love bananas.

May 10, 2006 4:20 PM  
Blogger shutterwi said...

PoP

Dried grapes? Are you sure? ;)

If we can work out this small detail then a baking date it is.

Coconut apple raisin pie.

Sounds good. Coffee anyone?

May 10, 2006 4:21 PM  
Blogger Ron Nasty said...

Just try to keep Keith Richards out of that tree please! Stones Forever!

May 10, 2006 7:05 PM  
Blogger Neil Shakespeare said...

From one little nut to another...Happy Nut Day, you little nut.

May 10, 2006 8:26 PM  
Blogger spadoman said...

OK, I'll bake the pie.

May 11, 2006 9:06 AM  
Blogger Carl said...

PTCruiser said...
San Francisco weather is not conducive to good banana growing.


Tried planting on Castro?

May 11, 2006 11:23 AM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

Sweet nut story...no climbing though right ?...pie ...oh any pie that would be grand...

May 11, 2006 9:11 PM  
Blogger JBlue said...

I love that story!

May 11, 2006 9:49 PM  
Blogger Turtle Guy said...

Wow... now there's something you just don't see in my neighbourhood! Nevertheless, I would happily contribute apples to the cause! I have a Yellow Transparent tree that grows the most gorgeous apples for pies! And around here crabapple trees dominate the landscape almost like weeds!

May 12, 2006 3:03 AM  

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