Friday, the 13th. What better day to be on the road in search of the allusive osage orange.
Our local florist told us that in the village of Aurora, NY, there was an osage orange tree. After passing a cemetery and rounding a bend there on our right just outside the village was the tree looking glorious in the Fall sunlight.
Always hesitant to venture into the someone's yard there to our surprise in the culvert were a multitude of large osage
oranges. We were able to
fill three plastic shopping bags with the oranges that were lying just
off the highway.
After gathering our cache we continued down the road to Long Point State Park.
There along the roadside we discovered several rose hips twigs.
Nov 15, 2009 | 9:44 AM PST
Here in Kentucky, I saw them in the fields where I played as a young preteen. They were called horse apples and weren't considered eatable. Your pictures are very entertaining. Have a great day, Bill Mitchell
Nov 15, 2009 | 10:40 AM PST
I haven't seen one of them in ages.. my Uncle who had the Dairy Farm would gather them up and give them to all us kids and he would have us stand across from one another to see who could hit who with them. They make good bruises on a youngster...haha
Nov 15, 2009 | 2:49 PM PST
What a unique and strange looking fruit. I loved the pictures of your road trip. Please paste more. I've been to Long Island before. What a beautiful state. Enjoy your day :o)