In the fall, I love to see these hanging from tree limbs or lying alongside the road, looking a bit like green brains. They are the fruit of the Osage Orange tree.

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26 Comments on “Hedgeapples”

  1. kareninkenai says:

    Well, that is unique for sure. I’ve never seen those before. It’s always fun to learn something new. I like your texture and composition work. Very pretty blog. Thank you.

  2. Don’t believe I’ve ever seen one! You made them quite photogenic! Margie

  3. johanna says:

    green brains, LOL! we don´t have these here in germany, i think. but very cool… love the textured asters, too!

  4. They look very decorative. Are they edible?

  5. TexWisGirl says:

    some folks i know have used them as halloween decorations – witches faces… 🙂

  6. Green brains, what an apt description. Your asters are so lovely!

  7. Leovi says:

    Beautiful photos, great color with beautiful light and excellent texture.

  8. Jim says:

    Very strange looking indeed! Lovely shots Pat.

  9. Gitanjali says:

    Never seen something like that! so very pretty!
    the last shot is just beautiful!

  10. Bonnie says:

    I’ve never seen that fruit before! Lovely texture work. Thanks so much for sharing with Photo Art Friday Pat.

  11. petra says:

    wow, I don’t think I have ever seen them, or even heard about them. interesting!!!

  12. Ida says:

    Oh my “Green Brains”…Never heard of this type of an Orange (can you eat them?) – So unique and interesting. Loved the pretty flower photo as well. Great texture.

  13. urban muser says:

    those are cool looking. i don’t know if i’ve ever seen one “in person”.

  14. Suzanne says:

    Hi, lovely to visit your blog and see your cool images, they are so different! very lovely texture and enjoyed your work.
    Blessings from down under

  15. Carola Bartz says:

    Green brains describes them perfectly! I have never seen those fruit – beautifully photographed!

  16. Synnöve says:

    Your texture work is always amazing. Beautiful work. Have a nice weekend, Pat.

  17. lisa says:

    Yup, they do look like little martian brains, but are they ever interesting!!

    I love what you did with your photograph Pat. The composition is beautiful, and the texture you chose is perfect for it. Are those the flowers of the hedgeapples?

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  18. Nancy says:

    Lovely texture work, Pat! Hope your are having a wonderful Saturday! 🙂

  19. Love your photos of the osage oranges!

  20. Marilyn says:

    Green brains is a very good description. Do you eat these??

  21. hannah says:

    Love these images. Those green bobbles look like complex needlework. Wonderful editing Pat.
    So free and easy.

  22. Pat says:

    Regarding a question several people have asked – hedgeapples, although not toxic, are not eaten by people. Squirrels can eat through to the seeds inside and sometimes they are eaten by livestock such as cattle and horses. They exude a milky juice which can cause skin irritation. They have a not unpleasant citrusy aroma. Some people believe that they deter insects, particularly spiders. Crafty folks use dried slices of the fruit in floral arrangements and other projects.

  23. geanina says:

    so sweet and beautiful!:)

  24. These fruit are always remarkable when I see them. Great photos!

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