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Appalachia Through My Eyes – What Is It 2

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You all did so well guessing what the twig toothbrush was-that I thought I’d give you another ‘what is it’. See the circular thing in the center of the pic-that looks like it has a tail? What is it?

I know many of you will get this one too. Come back tomorrow for the details.


Appalachia Through My Eyes – A series of photographs from my life in Southern Appalachia.


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    Tommy Counce
    January 21, 2019 at 11:01 am


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    Suzi Phillips
    September 3, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    I’m stumped!

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    September 3, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    I am totally puzzled on this one. My husband says that it is some type of nut, but I do not have a clue.
    I can’t wait to hear the answer!

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    September 3, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    dunno what it is.. but it looks like a fairies morracas.. lol thats what i picture them using it for.. late in the evenings when they are out in the garden..
    i agree it looks like some sort of seed pod tho.. love the devils snuffbox.. id like to see what that looks like too.. i love when you send us things to ponder on..
    sending big hugs.. stay cool.. its over 90 here. ughhh
    big ladybug hugs

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    Aunt Ruth
    September 3, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Looks like a rose hip to me.

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    September 3, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    I don’t know what I’m seeing. It
    looks like an offspring growth
    coming from a vine. Anyway I’m not
    familier with it, I don’t recon.
    Now see what you’ve done: I won’t
    get any sleep tonite!…Ken

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    September 3, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    I’m clueless on this one — it does resemble a poppy seed pod, but do they have tails? Mine don’t. And sycamore seed balls have bristles, so, I don’t know.

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    September 3, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Looks like some sort of seed pod ??

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    September 3, 2011 at 11:05 am

    baby gourd?

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    Sue Crane
    September 3, 2011 at 10:36 am

    it’s a devil’s snuffbox!

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    Will Dixon
    September 3, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Poppy seed head is my guess

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    September 3, 2011 at 9:20 am

    I”m going to guess it’s a beech nut. I used to eat them during recess at school. We had a huge tree right behind the see-saws. I remember the shape of the nut and how we cracked them with our teeth. Ouch! Seems like I remember them having an outer shell…

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    B f
    September 3, 2011 at 8:30 am

    well it looks like a poppy seed head but then maybe a small gourd and i am saying the first guess?

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    September 3, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Some kind of nut or fruit?

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    Miss Cindy
    September 3, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Not one clue, Tipper. Looks like something growing but that’s the best I can do!

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    Uncle Al
    September 3, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Sorry but I haven’t a clue Tipper. Could be a seed pod from a plant I suppose. Oh by the way I did the squash caserole and it was outstanding. Happy Labor Day to all. Going camping at Standing Indian if we don’t get rained out.

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    B. Ruth
    September 3, 2011 at 6:39 am

    It looks like a Sycamore (seed) ball…If it is?…I found a few that were painted white, with a little split on the end of the stem for hanging..Used to hang on the Christmas tree. They were in my Mothers older Christmas box along with some painted White Pine cones and other old timey decorations…guess she just couldn’t bear to throw them away!
    Thanks Tipper

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