Friday, June 11, 2010

Posting Pretty Prickly Pods!

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

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

Whatever this amazing prickly thingy is, it photographs well. Can anyone name this POD?


Sunny said...

They are very intriguing what ever they are. All I could think of is Prickly Ash but I don't think that's it.
Maybe they're Triffids, haha!
Have a lovely weekend. My son is here for a few more days, hoe the sun comes out soon!
☼ Sunny

CambridgeLady said...

Strange - some kind of chestnut?

Krista said...

Yowza! I think it's diet food. LOL you have to reaaalllllyyy want some before you'll brave those spines. Great photos though!

Together We Save said...

Great shots... but I have no idea what they are.

Ginny said...

That last one looks like a nest with eggs in it!!! They do make an amazing post!!! I must say that except for the amazing purple ones, I find them pretty creepy!! I'm sure all the prickles are to keep away predators. Squirrel Queen knows everything, I bet she'll know. I'm very curious. But then you would know that.

From the Kitchen said...

I think the original saying of Brer Rabbit was just that!
Love the pods. I see them in a fall tablescape!

Have a wonderful weekend.


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Of course I remember Brer Rabbit and Tar Baby!!!!!! Cute post, Sandra... I have no idea what they are -- but it makes for a great blog post!!!!

One thing I know for sure: Do Not walk in the woods in your area bare-footed... Yipes!

Madeline said...

Good pictures. You know of course I don't have a clue about what they are. I am not an outdoors woman, I am an in the house woman. Very interesting looking. Good post.

DawnTreader said...

No idea what they are but I like them. No 4 looks like a muppet chewing on something... LOL... and the 2nd from the bottom is shaped like a heart.

Tipper said...

I have no clue what they are-but how cool are they! Looks like something from James and the Giant Peach : )

George said...

I have no idea what this 'prickly pod thingy' is, but I agree that it is very photogenic.

Kilauea Poetry said...

I don't think we have them in these parts..I like these warm tones here, they would look good in sepia! The one I was referring to is brighter red and opens up like a birds mouth (another name for it) or lipstick plant. In the inside are red seeds. Outside is very similar. Anyway, hope you have a nice day tomorrow Sandra-

SquirrelQueen said...

Elephant Ears!

That is going to be my answer from now on ..... just in case!

If I had just seen the pods and seeds I might have guessed they were castor beans but the plant doesn't look right. You have so many plants in your area that we never see here. I have no ideas.

Stacey Dawn said...

Reminds me of the Venus Flytrap - or at least something to keep fingers away from! ha

Great shots!