Why Are There Carrots Hanging In The Tree?

@Morleyhunt (19856)
Canada
January 27, 2016 5:40pm CST
Three year olds can be exhausting. They have boundless energy, endless curiosity, and in Sandra's case a wonderful imagination. Yesterday she accompanied me and her Opa as we ran some errands. After lunch, in an attempt to have some quiet time, she settled to watch a movie. Movie done, we sit in the dining room colouring. Suddenly, she looks at me and asks, "Grandma, why are there carrots hanging in the trees?" It was a very windy day (90 km/h gusts) so there was a lot ove movement in the trees beside the house. I was baffled. Carrots? In the trees? I looked out the window, still puzzled. Finally I scrunched down beside her and asked here where she saw these carrots. As she pointed, I burst out laughing. She saw the pine cone dangling in the trees. Yes, they did resemble carrots. Have you ever noticed how much a pine cone hanging in a tree can resemble a carrot?
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@Platespinner (16782)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
28 Jan 16
Never a dull moment with a little one like that!
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@Morleyhunt (19856)
• Canada
28 Jan 16
She comes out with such amusing ideas. And then there are the misheard so....Dollar-gramma, and when is the last time you enjoyed some Little Tweezers?
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@LoriAMoore (4675)
• United States
28 Jan 16
Now I'm going to have to find a pine tree and see for myself. LOL!
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@Morleyhunt (19856)
• Canada
28 Jan 16
I'll try to take a picture tomorrow and add it to the post. I'm not sure I can get close enough with my iPad.
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@Juliaacv (31298)
• Canada
28 Jan 16
We have a pine tree on the border of our property and there are lots of pinecones that the wind will scatter here and there but I never really looked at them that they could resemble a carrot.
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@Morleyhunt (19856)
• Canada
28 Jan 16
I see them all the time, never realizing that they resembled carrots.
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@LadyDuck (163607)
• Switzerland
28 Jan 16
No, I have never noticed, but I will look today on my way to the supermarket. There are plenty of pines here.
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@Morleyhunt (19856)
• Canada
28 Jan 16
I'm hoping to add a photo of the pine ones later today. I need daylight to take the picture.
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@Morleyhunt (19856)
• Canada
28 Jan 16
@Morleyhunt the photo has been added. You'll need to enlarge it, if I cropped it any more it got too blurry.
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@LadyDuck (163607)
• Switzerland
28 Jan 16
@Morleyhunt It is true that they look like carrots, I see your photo now, but I also so the pine cones on my way to the grocery store. It's weird I never noticed before.
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@Missmwngi (10637)
• Nairobi, Kenya
28 Jan 16
I have never noticed that. Sharp eyes she got there
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@Morleyhunt (19856)
• Canada
28 Jan 16
I showed my husband the 'carrots' this morning. He thought it was pretty funny.
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@Missmwngi (10637)
• Nairobi, Kenya
28 Jan 16
@Morleyhunt Ha haa i would have also found it fun he hee
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@shshiju (10545)
• Cochin, India
28 Jan 16
There are no pines near here. But in your image it looks like carrot.
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@Morleyhunt (19856)
• Canada
28 Jan 16
I could see why she thought they looked like carrots.
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@sgbrown (1643)
• United States
28 Jan 16
That is just too cute! I love the imagination of young children! I can see where she thought pine cones looked like carrots, at least brown carrots!
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@Morleyhunt (19856)
• Canada
28 Jan 16
I could see them. No they weren't bright orange, but at a glance, they resemble carrots.
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@MALUSE (41230)
• Germany
28 Jan 16
The shape is similar but not the colour! At least not with German cones and carrots. Cones are light brown, carrots are orange/red. Maybe American ones look different. How come you use the German term Opa? Is this Opa German?
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@Morleyhunt (19856)
• Canada
28 Jan 16
Opa is Dutch. The cones are an orangey beige I just took a picture with my iPad. I will add it to the post.
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@JudyEv (126270)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Jan 16
I can't say I've noticed this myself but I can totally believe it.
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@Morleyhunt (19856)
• Canada
28 Jan 16
In almost 60 years I had never noticed.
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• Canada
28 Jan 16
The color is just a tad off, but I can see it. Kids have interesting imaginations.
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@Morleyhunt (19856)
• Canada
28 Jan 16
Yesterday was pretty gray. The colour was not that far off.
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@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
28 Jan 16
Can't say I have. maybe your cones are redder than the ones I know
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@Morleyhunt (19856)
• Canada
28 Jan 16
They are much paler than carrots, but in poor lighting...I could see it.
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@Morleyhunt (19856)
• Canada
28 Jan 16
Take a look. You'll see what I mean.
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@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
28 Jan 16
@Morleyhunt after enlarging the photo I see why they said it!
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@marlina (74913)
• Canada
28 Mar 16
Kids say the cutest thing.
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@Morleyhunt (19856)
• Canada
29 Mar 16
It was a who knew moment. They actually looked similar to carrots...the colour was a little off, but not even that far out.
@PainsOnSlate (20333)
• Canada
28 Mar 16
Cute story. Sometimes they do look like carrots, She has a good eye!
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@Morleyhunt (19856)
• Canada
29 Mar 16
It was something I had never noticed. Now I see it every time I look at the pine trees.
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@GardenGerty (100410)
• United States
9 Mar 16
I never noticed that, but I suppose if it were a conifer that had long narrow cones they would look like carrots.
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@Morleyhunt (19856)
• Canada
9 Mar 16
It has been more than a month. I am still looking at these pine cones and marvelling that it took a three year old to make me aware that they looked like carrots.
• United States
29 Jan 16
I can see where a three year old would think those were carrots. Nice to see she recognizes her vegetables!! LOL
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@Morleyhunt (19856)
• Canada
29 Mar 16
She can identify many things. Today we introduced her to Lima beans in the mixed veggies. She wasn't a fan.
@zarlamain (25016)
• United States
1 Jun 16
That is so funny! Carrots hanging off trees. What creativity!