Pickin’ Up Papas and Putting ’em in your Pocket

In the fall, select papa trees produce fruit.  Racoons love ’em and even some people.  I won’t say that they are tasty fare, but they are often referred to as “Missouri bananas” by those with active imaginations.  At any rate, it is a quiet occupation to pick your way up the river bank and along the slough below the bluff, searching for the hidden fruit in the trees above. We found these yesterday as we were tending to the canoes and jon boat at our landing on the river.

path through woods

We greet the cooler weather and coloring foliage with a sense or anticipation and awe.  And then there is the rustling of leaves and smell of wood smoke in the evenings.   We are just gonna enjoy.

With best wishes from the bluff,  Kathy and Tom