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    Posted November 9, 2014 by
    Carrollton, Texas
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    Fall Is Pecan Season in Texas - My Favorite Time of Year!


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     photogirl777 loves the 'treasure hunt' each fall looking for pecans. She has loved doing this since she was a young girl.
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    In Texas, Fall brings manna from heaven. The state tree, The Pecan Tree, drops pounds and pounds of delicious treasures from their branches! My favorite thing to do is "Look Up " this time of year, looking for pecan trees everywhere I go.

    I can recognize a pecan tree several blocks away. I drive up, get out and walk underneath, searching for pecans, to gather and shell for delectable goodies to bake!

    I am like a wild woman when I see the pecans beginning to fall. Every spare moment, I am driving around, looking for trees in public places, sidewalks, alleys...where the pecans are free to gather.

    I was out at 6:30 a.m. the other morning, bending over and over to pick up one more treasure!

    Texans LOVE pecan pie, and I am no exception!

    I spend hour and hours shelling the pecans, and then surprise my friends and family with pies, tarts and candy!

    I am so happy to live in Texas, where pecan trees are everywhere, and if I am lucky, I find the little brown, speckled "eggs" there for the taking!

    You can see why Fall is my favorite time of year!!

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