Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What the Heck is This?


I've been plowing through this little studio of mine attempting to clean, organize, and de-stash.  Of course, I'm tackling the clutter between filling some orders and making inventory for this year's shows.  So, when the work is in the pickle, I'm poking through bins and boxes.

I just found this in the "nature box" along with halved spiky peach pits (saving these to set in a necklace... someday), sponges, stones, fur, and the odd bone or two.  As I recall, my father found a few of these floating in the Hudson River.  He brought these home and presented them to his girls some 30 years ago.  I can't believe that I have hung onto this for that long.  Wow.



So, what is it?  I have no bleeping idea.  A seed pod would be my first guess.  But from what tree?  My second guess would be a shrunken alien head.  If you know what this is, please enlighten this puzzled gal.

Happy Wednesday!

6 comments:

  1. How interesting! I have no idea what it is but I hope someone can figure it out!

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    1. Alice, just found out on my FB page..... It a devil pod. Aquatic plant with a horn-like seed pod!

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  2. oooh, I've seen those but never knew what they were!

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  3. Oh cool! I've never heard of them before now!

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  4. Very interesting, It would be an awesome piece to cover with metal clay.

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  5. I just happened onto your blog. I thought these were only found in China and surrounding areas. Had no idea they also grew in Hudson river. These are different then the ones I ate as a kid which had only 2 points or 'horns'. They are called water caltrop in English http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_caltrop and they were one of my favorite snacks along with edamame.

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