Tree following, July 2018

Liz – Here in Lexington, Kentucky I took these pictures a couple of weeks ago which show the black walnut in summer.  There had been several days of high winds and thunder storms hence the debris on the ground which Dulcie and Sophie are inspecting.


This tree provides plenty of shade but beware of standing underneath when an immature fruit falls.  It’s interesting to look up and see the nut clusters forming.

My thanks to Mike for letting me post here.

Mike –  The medlars, with branches low to the ground, now hide the rubbish that is underneath them and was visible earlier in the year. They are covered in forming fruit apart from one or two flowers that just appear to be dying.


New leaf growth is clearly visible being a much lighter green.

Our thanks to Pat, The Squirrelbasket, for hosting tree following.  If anyone wants to follow a tree on their own blog please click on the link over on the right for details.

Have a good weekend!


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12 Responses to Tree following, July 2018

  1. Liz says:

    The fruit of the medlar is fascinating. Are they ripe now? What do they taste like?

    • Flighty says:

      Liz it sure is. Not yet, another month or two I think. I don’t know, apparently they are an acquired taste and certainly not popular. xx

  2. Jade says:

    Beautiful pictures of the Black Walnut and the Medlars. I think it would be great sitting under both the trees ( protected from the hot sun ), if not for the unpredictable fruit falls and the accumulation of rubbish below the medlars!
    Ha ha, it is no doubt that dogs are born to be Inspectors!
    Thanks, and have a good weekend both of you!

  3. An interesting contrast between the walnut and medlar fruits, which must be around the same size – and both the same colour green at the moment. I wouldn’t like to be hit on the head by those walnuts, though!
    Thanks to you both.
    All the best 🙂

    • Flighty says:

      Pat I agree about the size and colour. Nor me.
      You’re welcome. Thanks, and to you too. xx

    • Liz says:

      Pat, I attend meetings at a historic home downtown that has two black walnuts in its garden. Those falling nuts need dodging and they have to be raked up before outdoor events. Thanks, Liz.

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  5. snowbird says:

    The fruit forming on the walnut is certainly interesting, lovely to see Dulcie and Sophie too. I have never tasted medlar fruit, they are such odd looking things for

    • Flighty says:

      Snowbird I agree about the walnuts. I haven’t eaten a medlar either, and not sure that I want to! xx

    • Liz says:

      Snowbird, it had been a couple of weeks between last week’s post and the one before so it was surprising to see the new growth and the developing walnuts. Both dogs will be thrilled to be admired. They like to be featured! Thanks. Liz

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