September 9 is the Chrysanthemum Festival in Japan. Here in Arizona, the pecan tree was shrouded in dark green. The trunks are all stained ponderously green, and the branches are full of rich green leaves. Who would look so good in a ten gallon hat and jeans? A dandy friend, who has always been admired in his heart, puts a torn pea nut on his palm. Cracking the green pecan nuts in their shells, I found that they were almost prototype. But it's still not thick. The season from here is an important time for photosynthesis, receiving the blessings of the Arizona sun. I'm sure it will grow into a rich pecan nut in late fall.