Saturday, September 28, 2013

Nickernuts (Caesalpinia)..



See all these pretty little prickly pod Thingy's. I have no idea what they are. the woods are full of these.

UPDATE: I found what they are... Nickernut plant (Caesalpinia)


All I can tell you is, if Brer Rabbit saw these bushes when he was fighting the tar baby he would say


"Oh, Please Brer Fox, whatever you do, please don't throw me in that Prickly Pod Thingy Patch"


If you have no clue what I am talking about go read

This photo is really neat, click on it to see HOW neat it is











30 comments:

Betty Manousos said...

good morning, sandra!

i have to say that these are some gorgeous close-up shots! great work!:)
loved seeing those prickly pods opening, getting ready for the wind to do the planting of these seeds . i'm really impressed by how lovely they are.
i got thinking about how certain things in life can impress us, and tickle our fancy, for awhile.

Mersad said...

Love all the details you get when you enlarge the photos!

EG CameraGirl said...

Whatever they are, they look super for adding to a dried flower arrangement. Very cool.

Snapper II said...

Very clear and sharp photos. Spooky, maybe they came from another planet on a meteoroid.

Ann said...

I don't know what they are but they are very cool looking. Awesome that you were able to get one with the seeds still in it.

Blackberry Lane said...

Good shots; I have no idea what they are either. Have a nice day.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

WOW, interesting shots, I like the one with the 2 white seeds in the pod, looks like a nest with eggs.

The plant sure wants to protect the seeds from animals eating the pods, with all those spikes on the pod.

Weekend-Windup said...

Looks good, the white seeds looks like pearls in the shell :)

Cranberry Morning said...

What an interesting plant! Love the photo of the two seeds in the pod. What beauty God gave us in nature! BTW, every single time I go to your blog with the new header, it reminds me of when I was a kid and we would go to the A&W drive in (root beer stand).

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Nature always provides the best photo ops, Sandra, and you know that so well. Not sure whether of not we have any of these seed pods in VA, but know now to avoid.

TexWisGirl said...

i have never heard of them.

Our photos said...

Beautiful are your photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Susannah said...

Maybe not.....but seems like I have seen these before. Doesn't really matter but aren't they interesting? I love how they are even more interesting when I enlarged them. Thanks, Sandra. Always something knew on your post. Love it!

Amy Burzese said...

Very, very cool. One of them looks like an eye with two eyeballs and wonderful eyelashes. Or, a mouth with two olives and strange whiskers.

photowannabe said...

Very, very cool Sandra.
No I don't want to be in those prickly Nickernuts.
I'm sure those things would get attached to me if I even looked at them.

Gail said...

Nick your nuts, indeed!

I love Brer Rabbit.

From the Kitchen said...

I know what you're talking about! Boy, was that a hard read--even for a southerner.

Best,
Bonnie

Madge Bloom said...

Yikes! I'll say, I wouldn't want to bump into one...

S. Etole said...

I haven't thought of Brer Rabbit for a good many years. It was one of my favorite stories as a child. These pods look downright lethal.

Michaele said...

Super cool photos of this neat-o plant! If anyone doesn't know about Brer Rabbit and the Brier Patch, they need to go back and have a childhood do-over.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Your photos are excellent, love the detail that you captured! I've never seen those but I am fascinated with them.

Madi and Mom said...

Whoa baby they look like dried up mouths with teeth.
Hugs madi and mom

A Quiet Corner said...

Wonder if they are related to Venus Fly Trap?....:)JP

Ginny said...

Wow, how cool. My favorites are one and four. That would have been so hard to identify, too. So I guess it has no flower or anything, just this strange seed pod? And then the seeds grow into a plant. No wait, I love the last picture just as much, they look just like bird's eggs in a nest.

Catherine said...

"Nickernut" is fun to say... :)
xo Catherine

Chatty Crone said...

Okay girl - now I can relate - we have those sticky and I do mean sticky things all over here. Ouch.
sandie

Rose said...

Oh, gee, this is a really neat plant. I would love to see it in person!

SweetMarie said...

Never heard of this, but it's so cool looking. :)

SquirrelQueen said...

I didn't know what they were called but I do remember those prickly pods. When hiking in the woods I always had to watch to avoid getting stuck.

Dee said...

Gotta love the name...just saying. :)