Did you know that a pine tree drops about 1/3 of its needles every year? That's what creates the wonderful piles of brown needles in the woods, and yet the trees are evergreen. It's one of nature's wonders.
So, yesterday morning, I got up to find that the wind smelled like a hurricane: warm, damp, noisy; and it had taken down most of the needles which will fall this year, all in one fell swoop.
Aren't they pretty, close up? I loved pine needles as a child. They are just a fun place to play. And if you can gather enough to pile together, they make a cozy chair.
Happy Garden Tuesday, everyone!