I’ve hiked around the state of Wisconsin in all seasons, but I only encountered this thing hanging from a tree branch once. I got home and looked it up on the ‘net and found out that it is a wild cucumber pod, dehydrated in the winter air, clinging like a parasite from the branch of a host tree. It is a “foreign body” to the tree, and it certainly looked foreign to me…like it might have been dropped to Earth from another planet.
Well spotted… 🙂
Spotted, prickly and curly all at once!
Yes I particularly like the curly!
Me, too! 🙂
I know…Pod People were on my mind!