O is for
The Osage-Orange or Bois D' Arc tree
is native to the Red River drainage areas
of Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.
like clusters of kernels of corn on a cob.
In 2011 while visiting
Parc De Proce in Nantes, France,
I saw hedge apples scattered about the ground.
Much to my surprise I looked up to see the
park had Osage-Orange trees labeled
as coming from America.
A young child found them to
be the perfect ball to kick about.
for fall in one of my dough bowls.