I was sitting on the back porch, talking on the phone and I saw things dropping out of the tree out back. At first I thought hawks. We have some rare hawks living near our backyard and sometimes they rip apart animals up in the trees and drop things down below. But the stuff kept coming and coming slapping leaves on the way down, finally I walked out back only to discover a small squirrel going to town at the top of the tree. He was dropping acorns all over the place, furiously, from the very top of the tree. I collected some in a pile, along with the earliest sassafras leaves, my favorite in the late summer. And since I was carrying my camera around, I took some other pictures in my yard.