Yummy! My mother comes from the black sea area of Turkey. In that region, hazelnuts are a big part of their culture. When we were young she took us to her small city by the cost and brought us to a hazelnut paradise. I remember picking the hazelnuts right off the trees and eating and eating and eating... I also remember feeling quite sick afterwards.... However, it was a wonderful experience :)... There is nothing like a fresh hazelnut off the tree...I am envious of you now!!! :)
Yep!Don't go near the squirrels. You would be a tough one to crack...:)
It feels like centuries since I ate hazelnuts fresh off the branch. I hope they taste as good as they look! As to nuttiness: it would be an appropriate response to a nutty world.
Archimedes would know how!An esteemed reader.
Ah there's nothing like hazelniuts, I wish we had a nut tree. You are blessed Sean!
And such a lovely photo in celebration too :-)
Nut trees are beautiful, and so tempting. :)
Nevin,don't be envious! Didn't you learn from your early experience that even a paradise has its dangers? :)Well, as I shall anyway have to ask a certain reindeer to transport some hazelnuts across the Atlantic (see my reply to Claudia's third comment), I'll ask him make a little detour and let some nuts drop through your chimney. :) Claudia,too kind of you to worry about the squirrels. :)Stan,While one of our neighbours recently was complaining about his hazelnuts(All have holes), ours so far - knocking on wood - look good, like perfect ingredients for a most delicious banana-bread.Ah, and thanks for the second paragraph. Your words are balm for my - occasional? :) - nuttiness.Claudia,now you mention it. His last words were "Noli turbare nuces meos" / "Don't disturb my nuts", weren't they? :)Jams,shall I send you two layers?If we would let them grow, Seanhenge would soon become a morello-hazel-forest.CherryPie,I was so surprised when detecting these very nuts in mid-June, as they are on a tiny tree that managed to grow unnoticed in one of our idyllic corners (also: chaos corners), so to speak in the shadow of ivy hedge, nettles, wild roses, morello tree etc. etc.. :)Glad you like the photo. Thanks.Claudia,third comment! Gosh! They seem to be tempting, indeed? I'll try in time to contact red-nosed Rudolph ... :)
Actually, it was only one comment but my thinking was slow.:)))))Did Archimedes truly say that when dying? You have such fascinating, historical knowledge, Sean.:) What I knew is that a nutcracker works on the principle of moments as described in Archimedes' analysis of the lever.In my long-ago youth group, we had much fun teasing one another about our nuttiness, and Archimedes always made an appearance. I couldn't resist today. Sorry, Sean! But look at what I learned? Some famous last words I will quote when eating nuts with my friends...:)))))
Hazelnut and Morello? I feel a praline based cherry treat coming up!
Reading this i'd say some creatures are nuts. Others are hazelnuts.Bertus
I love fresh hazelnuts. Sean you were so smart to plant so many fruit and nut trees.Enjoy the fruits of your labour.:)
Claudia,... or did Archimedes rather than about his nuces worry about his circulos? ... :)Jams,now, that's an idea! ... I shall let you know the result.Bertus,ha ha ha ... and not to forget those who are more than 80 percent bicycle.Ardent,Thanks for your kind words, Mother of Orchids. :)Actually, rather than smart I do feel privileged that I am allowed to live such a life.
There are lots in the woods here and they are really tasty if you can get to them before anything else does :)
Janice,I bet the early poetess catches the nuts. :)