Saturday, April 24, 2010
FROM A TINY ACORN........
We've all heard some form of the expression, "From a tiny acorn, a mighty oak will grow." This expression was first recorded in the 1700s and was attributed to Lewis Duncombe (1711 - 1730) De Minimus Maxima (translation). According to Bartlett's, this first recorded version was, "The lofty oak from a small acorn grows."
However you say it, my husband actually found this tiny acorn trying to become a mighty oak this morning sticking out of the mulch in front of our house in Mendham! After it's photo shoot I'm going to plant it in a pot on my porch and watch our acorn's progress.
It's so nice that Spring really is here!