52 Sundays: December 19, 2010

At the moment everything is covered in snow . . . with additional accumulations predicted in this week’s forecast . . .

I will have to enjoy these photos we took during a Sunday walk a few weeks ago at Mounds State Park.

These are my reminder that while Mother Nature is sleeping at the moment, she will wake in the spring and another season will bloom once again . . .

Interesting, yes? . . . Strange looking yet beautiful in its own way . . . we know what these are called, do you?


  1. Hope you are staying warm!!!

    I have no idea what that is… it is oddly beautiful!

  2. Also known as monkey brains 🙂

  3. I have never seen such vegetation! What a unique and beautiful example of this diverse world we live in! Thank you so much for sharing with me. I’m about to go back to Colorado where the chance of seeing snow is MUCH higher than down here in TX.

  4. Debra it reminds me of a brain. I was curious about the Osage Orange and I did a little research. Apparently it’s been naturalized here in Ontario. He have them in our city but I have yet to see one. Thank you for the heads up, I’ll have to keep my eyes open, hopefully I’ll see one up close and personal. For now, your photos will more than suffice, as usual, stunning!

  5. That looks like an Osage Orange. I like to spray paint them gold and silver and fill up a big glass bowl.

    • Exactly right Cathy!! Never thought to spray them – that is a lovely suggestion and I shall do that next year, so a huge thank you!!

  6. Love this photos! We have several hedge apple trees in this area as well. Shawn’s mom said they sell them in the grocery stores for a $1 each in North Dakota. Makes me wonder what they’re good for!

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