Monday, October 28, 2013

Grateful

I am so happy I like in a part of the country that experiences four seasons. Yesterday was a perfect fall day and, as DH went to the Chief's game with friends from work, I took the opportunity to drive and walk around a bit and enjoy the height of fall color.
I was glad to come upon this hedge apple (also called Osage Orange) tree in a nearby park and collect several of the lumpy fruits. Do you have these in your area? They are supposed to repel spiders but I like them because they have a wonderful spicy smell and collected several to keep in my craft room to enjoy over the winter.
I've also seen them painted white like snowballs and loved that idea too. Enjoy this beautiful season!

9 comments:

Raggedy Creations said...

beautiful fall color. Didn't know the hedge apples smelled spicy. Enjoy your fall.

Felicia

annie said...

beautiful photos, we have them here but not close to the house. it's been awhile since I saw one. it is said the wood from the trees make the best bows for shooting arrows, the Indians used to use them to make long bows!

sunny said...

I love the four seasons, too, and fall is so pretty! Thanks for sharing your pics.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Beautiful!!!
I need some of those repel spider things ~ I don't like spiders!!!
Thanks for sharing!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Three Sheep Studio said...

There is a tree in our neighborhood that has these "fruits". I didn't know they have a spicey smell.
They are wonderful to look at with their gorgeous color and texture !
Might have to see if I can pick up a few 'drops'. ;)
Rose

moosecraft said...

Beautiful time of year! I wonder if those hedge apples really chase away spiders... I've been "relocating" spiders quite a bit since the weather turned cooler...

Trace4J said...

Truly beautiful.
Woolie Blessings

Penelope's Beehive said...

Gorgeous Autumn photographs!
Warmly,
Judy

Heather said...

Im just a little south of you in Oklahoma, and have been noticing the beautiful changes in our trees! Fall is finally arriving!~
I'd seen those seedpods but didnt know what they were! I'll have to stop and give them a look-over next time I come across them! :D happy autumn!~