My local paper had an article in the home section that mentioned "typographic decor" is the big thing all of a sudden, with letters and numbers, old typography, etc., showing up everywhere. Hmmm... haven't we all been using those things ForEver already?? Nevertheless, they showed as an example a chair like this one.
Thanks to everyone who confirmed that I have persimmons in my yard. At least now I know. And Jan knows how to dig into my brain and make me curious. (FYI, that is not my brain.)
The first thing I noticed was that a couple of them had ants on them. eeeek. Got rid of the ants and proceeded. They were really squishy to cut into. And I didn't see a pattern either, because there was a hard seed in the center. I looked at Jan's comment again and saw where I went wrong. She said to cut the SEED to see the pattern, not the persimmon. Ooooh, that's different.
By then, I realized these suckers were slimy and sticky. I did try to cut into a couple of seeds, but they kept getting away from me. Since I type all day for a living, I decided that welding a sharp knife and some slippery seeds were probably not the best thing for me to be doing. Slicing off a finger is not an option! So I will just assume the winter will be cold, with snow and some unpredictable weather (with lots of slipping and sliding!) I also learned I don't have the patience to gather enough pulp for persimmon pudding.