Tuesday, September 7, 2010

postcards from autumn

Found these on a walk through our neighborhood in Knoxville:

Squirrels had destroyed most of them, leaving their spiny hats all over the sidewalk.  They look like sea anemone acorns to me.  Any idea what they really are?


  1. They look like sweet gum tree spineys. (I'm not sure of the proper name lol) I grew up in Kentucky and we had them all over the place.

  2. Oh thanks! I had never seen them til moving to Knoxville... we didn't have anything quite like these in Nashville!