Osage orange decays

Here is an update of a photo sequence first posted last December.

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On November 10th, I set an Osage orange fruit on the corner of my deck.

Nov. 10, 2013 Nov. 10, 2013

I cut it to see inside the softball-sized fruit.

November 10, 2013 November 10, 2013

Time passed.

November 16 November 16

November 23 November 23

The fruit got frosted.

November 29 November 29

December 7 December 7

December 14 December 14

The fruit got iced.

December 21 December 21

The fruit got snowed on.

December 24 December 24

And the snow melted.

December 28 December 28

UPDATED: The freezing and thawing of the fruit continued through this long, cold, snowy winter in Northern Illinois.

January 6, 2014 January 6, 2014

The fruit continued to change shape, and the cracks in the larger half deepened.

January 7 January 7

January 11 January 11

Apparently, there were also pooping birds:

January 19 January 19

January 25 January 25

January 27 January 27

To the north east of my deck, construction of a neighboring house continued, slowly, through the winter.

February 2 February 2

This photo was taken during a falling of fluffy snowflakes.

February 8 February 8

February 15 February 15

February 22 February…

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