I took a short day trip with my wife last weekend. We didn't have any planned route, but decided to not venture too far, so she could photograph some Fall foliage.
As we drove, I thought of Ghost Road, which is all that remains of was once a railroad years ago. It has a history of unexplained lights, which is the reason for the name. I've never been through at night, but have friends that have, and told stories of seeing a light that hovered, disappeared, and reappeared behind them. There are many theoretical explanations, but regardless, it's an eerie experience to those that see the light.
We stopped to photograph a beautiful tree, when she noticed something more photogenic growing on the side of the road. I don't know what it is, but it's remarkable. The tiny seed pod looks like a small leather bundle.
I was amazed, and have never seen anything like it. If someone knows what it is, post a comment.