The first time I remember really seeing a Black Walnut tree was about 15 years ago when I lived in a basement apartment in Brooklyn.
There was a massive Black Walnut tree in the back yard, and the owner of the building –
(who lived upstairs and who was very fond of trees)
– told the story how their neighbor would complain that the Black Walnut tree should be cut down
(Insert incredulous, knitted eyebrow look here)
There was this complaint, because what the neighbor was unaware of, was that Black Walnut trees are exceptionally late to leaf out in Spring & quite early to drop leaves in Autumn…
Otherwise known as: misunderstanding.
So time to drain the paper
Thump the bottom as needed
Only two sheets left in the dye basin to peel out, carefully
(The abundance of liquid pooling here shows me that I could have let it sit a bit longer to drain)