Sunday Post #369 Helicopter Seed Invasion

May 19th, 2019 Kimberly Sunday Post 64 Comments

19th May
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For the first time in the thirteen years we have lived here, our tree in the backyard is dropping helicopter seeds. Billions of them! Everywhere. You can’t step outside without being attacked and our patio and porch are covered. Man, I hope it waits another thirteen years to do it again.

I think I managed to visit everyone for last week’s Sunday Post. I am going away with my husband in June. He has a business trip and I will explore downtown and read. I am behind on writing reviews! LOL, I panic when I have three or more to write even though they won’t post until mid-June/July. Stay Caffeinated!

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64 Responses to “Sunday Post #369 Helicopter Seed Invasion”

    • Kimberly

      Apparently these seeds drop every year and they look like a helicopter in flight. However, because of a late freeze last year they didn’t drop them. And since we living in a windy area we never really noticed them before. This year they produced 3 x’s the amount and thus everyone has them everywhere! It’s a Maple tree. We will be in Minnesota.

  1. Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

    Yay to taking a trip with your husband! I hope you have a wonderful time Kim! I\m excited for CL’s new book!!! I’ve been eyeing Jay Crownover’s new series. Do you know if Sapphire Flames can be read as a standalone? Great book haul this week!

  2. Tyler H. Jolley

    Oh wow, those helicopter seeds are so messy. I hope you have a good week! My oldest is graduating tomorrow. It feels so weird and a little sad.

  3. Lizzy

    Wow, I wonder why your tree had never dropped the little helicopter thingies before?

    Looking forward to your thoughts on 3 Mages! I love the series but haven’t tried the audiobooks.

  4. Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    I hope you enjoy your trip with your husband! I’ve done that before where I’ll just go with mine and relax and enjoy the days while he does his work and then we’ll hang out in the evenings. Actually, we’re turning a writing conference that I’m going to in August in LA into a family vacation too. 🙂

    Hope you escape the helicopters! I remember loving them as a kid, but I didn’t have to clean them up.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction recently posted: Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 5/19/19
  5. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk)

    .We finally had to cut down the tree when the helicopters wreaked havoc on our pool filter system. They are relentless. I see quite a few books I am interested in on your new arrival list. Have a great week.

  6. Lynn

    I hope you’ll have a wonderful holiday!
    Great haul, I really want to read more Tessa Dare, Ilona Andrews and Christina Lauren.
    I hope you’ll enjoy all the books you got! Have a wonderful week!

  7. Wendy @ Falconer's Library

    Years ago, when I was in a book club, somebody recommended the Dresden Files to me. I couldn’t find the first book in the series at my library, so I never followed up, but because it was one of the first few “want to read” books I added on Goodreads, I’ve remembered it. Maybe I should try again!

    The entire top row of covers you share look really interesting to me. I’ll have to check out what you said about them.

    I always enjoy the blog posts and funny picture you share at the end of these posts. Nice curation!

    Wendy @ Falconer's Library recently posted: Sunday Post #32/Sunday Salon #5
  8. Mary Kirkland

    Tree’s are so weird sometimes. We have olive tree’s here and some of them are really big so in the summer the olives drop to the ground and get all over the place.

    Mary Kirkland recently posted: Apartment Life #81
  9. LORI CASWELL

    Hi Kim,
    I overslept this morning so am running really late 🙂 That’s what I get for staying up late reading, lol.

    We had a tree like that when I was a child. I thought it was great fun, my parents no so much. 🙂

  10. Flora

    The Sycamores around us are casting their seeds about too; the kids at school and around our neighborhood are enjoying throwing them up in the air and watching them spiral back down to earth. I’m just hoping they don’t all seed themselves and we suddenly have a forest of trees bursting their way through every nook and cranny. Lol!

    I’m linking up for another Monthly Round Up next week.

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  11. Sarah

    I feel your pain with the helicopter seeds. They are not cooperative when you try to sweep them up either.

  12. Sophia Rose

    Every thirteen years? If I could be so lucky. It’s every year here and so fun to clean them out of the gutters before they clog during a rain storm, out of the flower beds before they seed, and rake them up when they don’t rake easily. 😉 Oh the joys of big shade trees…

    Yay for a fun trip (ok, not for hubby). Enjoy seeing new sites. Cheering you on to knock out your stack of reviews.

    Have a great week, Kimberly!

    Sophia Rose recently posted: Review: Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs
    • Kimberly

      Apparently, in the past they have dropped seeds but the midwest wind carries them away so quickly that we have never really noticed. I linked an article on my Caffeinated Facebook page that explains why things are crazy this year.

  13. Kelly

    I know you’re behind on your reviews, but I’m always so impressed how far ahead you actually are. I’m still winging it week to week. One day,I hope I’m able to get ahead and schedule at least a month in advance. Maybe I can catch up this summer. Happy reading!

    Kelly recently posted: Sunday Post: May 19
  14. Lola

    That’s strange your tree is dropping those seeds for the first time since the thirteen years you lived there. That sounds fun you have a trip with your husband planned for June. I always feel uneasy when I get behind on writing reviews too, luckily I manage to stay on top of it most of the time. That picture with all the animals is a fun one. Have a great week!

  15. Natalie @Natflix&Books

    My yard and roof are covered with them from my neighbor’s tree. Ugh. I’m reading my first Christina Lauren book now. It’s cute. Happy reading!

      • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

        There’s a lot to see and do in Minneapolis-St. Paul, if that’s where you’ll be. If the weather is nice, I recommend the Zoo, and wandering around Minnehaha Falls Regional Park. We had about 6 hours to kill between Robin’s flight home and ours last fall (after our niece’s wedding), and really enjoyed visiting both of those.

        Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard recently posted: Sunday Post – 5/19/2019
  16. Samantha

    The helicopter seeds dropped here like 6 weeks ago so we are finally free of them (mostly). I am usually writing a review the night before its due. I cannot seem to get ahead for anything.

    Samantha recently posted: #SundayPost: Decisions!
  17. RacheLeanne

    I really miss helicopter seeds! They remind me so much of my childhood when I lived in the countryside! I hope you have a fantastic week, and you manage to find time for those reviews, it’s a pain when they all build up!

  18. A Voracious Reader

    Omg, trees and their various droppings drive me crazy. lol I hope you have fun on your trip! I currently have 3 reviews to write and I really need to finish the 3 books I have going, so I can start my 2 tour books for the end of June and a beta read. I hope you have a fantastic week, Kim!

  19. Lillian @ Mom with a Reading Problem

    Ugh! I hate those helicopter seeds. They get everywhere and in everything! Hope you have a good time away! We’re taking a short vacation in June and I’m already counting down the days. Have a great week!

  20. Jolene Wilson

    I have a maple tree too and i think it has helicopters every year. Ours is 18 years old. But yes I agree those helicopters are everywhere! Have a great week!

  21. Sophie

    Hahaha your pic about the gang made me laugh Kimberly! And yes you visited everyone (at least you visited my blog) and I hope that going on a business trip with your husband will be a very enjoyable moment!

  22. Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra

    I hope you have fun on your trip next month! I’m so excited you got approved for the next Christina Lauren book. I’ve requested it but haven’t heard anything yet. I’m behind on my reviews too. I had actually been caught up because my reading had slowed down so much, but now I need to write 4, lol.

  23. tonyalee

    I hear ya – I panic when I don’t have things are done on MY schedule, even though it’s done weeks in advance!

    Her deadly secrets looks like something I would enjoy. 🙂 Enjoy all your books!

  24. Vicki

    I love watching Helicopter seeds fall but haven’t seen any in years. I hope you have a great time during your mini vaca. I’m so behind on reviews too 🙁

  25. Anne

    OOO Sapphie Flames I requested but no approval or anything yet.

    My yard has pine needles and pine cones so many. But my new house does not! I’m traveling and I have another review to write for this week and just finished the book last night. But I’m listening a lot while driving. I was very conscious of getting lots done ahead for this week though. Have an excellent week!

    Anne – Books of My Heart

  26. Stormi Johnson

    I loved Helicopter seeds when I was a kid they were so much fun to play with! 🙂 I know how you feel about reviews I am really behind myself. :\

    Have a great day and happy reading!
    Stormi

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  27. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Ooh a trip sounds fun! I still haven’t planned a vacation for this year and it’s driving me nuts! Hopefully something will come my way soon so I can have something to look forward to!

    Nice new reads too! All new to me ones but I hope you enjoy them all!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  28. Mary @StackingMyBookShelves!

    I wish I had time to pre-write my posts. At one point I was able to manage that. I should take a day and just try to do one for once a week like I was doing. It’s so hard to find the energy sometimes! Good for you that you are ahead! I hope you have a wonderful mini-vacation. Sounds lovely just to get away. Have a great week Kim!

    Mary

  29. Olivia Roach

    You honestly have no reason to panic! You’re way ahead of the game. And that trip in June where you get to explore and read sounds lovely. I hope you get to enjoy that. Hopefully the helicopters will relax soon haha

  30. bookworm

    Wow about the helicopter seeds! Enjoy the trip! And enjoy reading The Wallflower Wager, I didn’t realize Tessa Dare was releasing another one soon, I like that series.

    • Kimberly

      The form of all over the tree in bunches, then dry out and fall to the ground. Here is a link about them: https://tinyurl.com/y4pbwj3b When we were kids and not carefree, we used to open the little pod and stick them to the bridge our noses. Weird right?

  31. sjhigbee

    Urg! It’s always a bit grim when the friends growing in the garden suddenly turn feral… Hope your tree decides to stop seeding VERY soon! And I know exactly what you mean about that panic when you slip behind with writing reviews – I hope you soon catch up and next week’s trip is a lovely relaxing one, Kimberly!

  32. Rachel

    I got a copy of Justified and I just requested Sapphire Dreams. I’m crossing my fingers for approval! Love your random! 🙂

  33. Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

    Should I send you a helmet to stay safe from the helicopter seeds? That sounds kind of weird… But those things actually hurt, right?
    Sounds like a business trip in June will be nice! Exploring, reading, and people watching is always fun.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading 🙂

  34. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I grew up with a helicopter tree in our front yard and my mother HATED it. Like I think she would have figured out a way to kill it if it wasn’t the only sizable tree in our front yard kind of hate. Enjoy the trip with your husband. Sounds wonderful! And I would definitely join that gang. Have a great week!

  35. Greg

    Oh those helicopter seeds- I’ve seen those. They get everywhere! Ha ha good luck surviving the onslaught. 🙂 And your trip sounds fun.

    I get stressed when I get behind on reviews too. Hope you have a great weekend Kimba!