i love black walnut trees for their strong, graphic patterns. the almost ferny fronds of their leaf bearing branches. their somehow perfectly satisfying diamond shaped bark. and their heavy nuts, that fall like small green oranges in the fall, to be nibbled down to the core by red and gray squirrels, who split the nuts and eat them, leaving behind little owl-faced food scraps in the yard and the forest floor.
eastern black walnut (Juglans nigra)