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.