I found an answer. And I didn’t even know there was a mystery.
I guess my person thought there was a mystery, but I wasn’t paying any attention.
So I didn’t even need my Detective Dog hat to find the answer.
Maybe my person should get a Detective Dog Person hat.
Here’s what happened.
Near my house, on the way to my trails, are some pine trees.
A few years ago my person noticed some blossoms peeking out from between the pines.
Pine trees don’t have blossoms and my person thought this looked pretty cool. She even made me stop while she took pictures of them.
Every year there were a few more blossoms peeking out, and the branches they were on grew leaves.
But that was as far as it went. The only mystery I could find was why my person stopped and took pictures every year.
But this year something else happened.
The tree grew fruit.
Green fuzzy fruit.
But we didn’t get rain and the fruit didn’t get any bigger.
I didn’t think I’d ever find out what that fruit was.
It seemed to be a new kind of fruit that I’d never heard of before.
Green, puny fruit.
But I walked by that fruit one more time and something had changed.
Now that tree had green, puny, split fruit.
My person said she knew what this fruit was and she never even got her Detective Person hat.
Oh nuts. It’s not fruit at all.
It’s an almond tree.
July 31, 2013 at 2:26 pm
…and it tastes really good too when it’s fresh like that! Tasted it yet?
Very healthy snack, Bongo! 🙂
July 31, 2013 at 2:29 pm
Marina, my person tasted some but she hasn’t given any to me. I’m still waiting for the fish.
July 31, 2013 at 2:36 pm
Bongo, you have rights!!!
July 31, 2013 at 4:04 pm
Oh my Bongo aren’t you lucky! I’ve never seen an almond tree and you have them growing free just for you…they are yours, right?
July 31, 2013 at 5:12 pm
Gizmo, this is the first time I’ve ever seen an almond tree. I didn’t know they would grow here. It’s right on the street and my neighbor whose property it’s next to would have to walk outside of his fence and down the street so he probably doesn’t even know it’s there – so I’m claiming it as mine.
July 31, 2013 at 7:53 pm
I say if you found it it’s yours.
July 31, 2013 at 9:14 pm
Patricia, that’s what I say too. No one else seems to be claiming it anyway.
Two French Bulldogs
July 31, 2013 at 8:35 pm
What! A real almond tree?
Benny & Lily
July 31, 2013 at 9:15 pm
Benny & Lily, cool, isn’t it? I didn’t even know they could grow here.
August 1, 2013 at 2:52 am
Fab, well done person!
August 1, 2013 at 6:05 pm
Dalton, my person says thanks. I’m still waiting for her to give me a sample.
August 1, 2013 at 7:05 am
OMD! It ‘s the first time for me to see almond tree!!! Very interesting! When I saw the pictures for the first time, I thought they might be kiwis!
August 1, 2013 at 6:06 pm
Kevin, this is the first time we’ve seen an almond tree too. We’re thinking somebody must have dropped an almond and it sprouted and grew.
August 1, 2013 at 8:27 am
Almond tree? Wow! I am getting a real education, here, B.
Love and licks,
August 1, 2013 at 6:06 pm
Cupcake, so are we. We’ve never seen any almond trees around here before.
August 1, 2013 at 10:31 am
OMG, OMG!!!! How do almond tree flowers smell?
August 1, 2013 at 6:07 pm
Kolytyi, I didn’t notice any smell in those flowers. There’s so many other better scents around that I was paying attention to.
August 2, 2013 at 1:47 pm
We love the blossom of the Almond tree. Do you think the tree can survive in Holland, Granny likes almonds too, you know 😉
August 2, 2013 at 9:16 pm
Little Binky, we didn’t even know almond trees would grow here. My person just looked online and found that they like hot, dry climates and they don’t like frost in the winter. We do get frost here, but maybe the pine tree and the fence it’s next to help keep it warm.
August 11, 2013 at 1:14 pm
Oh how lucky! Almonds are great… we collies love crunchy foods!
August 11, 2013 at 1:53 pm
Ginger, I’m still trying to figure out how to get my person to share. She’s not very good at it.