With the last two entries about weather, I thought I’d document another thing which I have never seen before: Angry Acorns!
I have a big tree in my yard as do many residents of Swarthmore, which once won a Tree Town USA award. Trees have acorns. Normally, one or two will fall and not cause a problem. Squirrels eat them.
The recent hurricane change things. I guess the wind and rain loosened a bunch of the acorns. Ever since then, they have begun abruptly dropping, often thrown by the wind. They could actually hurt if they conk you on the head. The wind and rain continue tonight as I right this. I can hear them hitting the ground or my fence with a loud slapping thump. They kind of scare me.
The delightful iOS game Stem Stumper features Angry Acorns. In the game, you play a vine which has to find its path to fertilizer. Angry acorns block your path, and eating them drains your flower power (hit points). They do destroy any stubborn stumps in the area, so do come into the strategy of play. Fun sounds accompany all of the stoney action. The acorns make an angry “Eh! Eh! Eh!” sound. They remind me of the acorns outside.
Watch out for Angry Acorns!