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?

2 comments:

  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.

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

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