|Extremely hard and sharp "bristles" on this cone|
It weighs well over a pound and stands nine inches tall. Good friend Wiki tells me it is a Coulter Pine Cone and that my sample is small compared to the average. They range in size from 8 to 16 inches and weigh from 2 to 5 pounds. Folks are advised to wear hardhats while working amongst these trees. The cones nickname is "widow maker." We did comment at the time that if one of these fell on your head, it would do serious damage.
|5" tall spice bottle|
PS. Size comparison photos! Thanks, Julie, for the photo assist.
|Served up on Lenox! Get your fork ready.|
Since the cone has dried out more and opened more,
it actually measures bigger than three weeks ago.