Well, it appears that as of January 21st, the tubular connection between seed pod and tree branch (Honey Locust Tree) is beginning to crack. I forgot to check, today, January 29, to see if it was still attached:
I’m currently fascinated with the thorns found on young Honey Locust trees.
From Wikipedia: ” In the past, the hard thorns of the younger trees were used as nails while the wood itself was used to fashion treenails for shipbuilding.”
What vibrant colors! Feels like Christmas in late August. (Idaho)
Icy limb tips lighted by a setting sun to the left.