... where it's not about the camera.
It's an Osage Orange! Country folk call them horse apples.
Apparently that's correct... Osage Orange. I'd never seen one before. This one was sitting next to a flower planter at Contemporary Galleries store. I looked it up on Wikipedia and it sure looks like an Osage Orange... or hose apple, or monkey brains (I liked that one).
I believe this grows on a tree by the same name. The wood is an orange-ish color, and when dry, as hard and dense as a rock and tough as nails. The Indians used the wood for bows.I learned this from a primitive archery enthusiast (people who make bows and arrows the Indian way with wood, sinew, and flint points).
It looks like Hitler's diseased, mouldy brain!
Yep. Haven't seen one of those since growing up in Oklahoma. The Indians used the wood for bows.In fact, the city I lived in had a street named Bois d'Arc (pronounced, of course, 'bowed arc').
Osage orange, Maclura Pomifera, is a fascinating tree. see the excellent info at http://hedgeapple.com/ They are fairly common in Southern Ohio, where they were planted as fencing.
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