Not a Pineapple

Everyone thinks my garden finial is a pineapple.

Pine Cone FinialIt didn’t look like a pineapple to me, so I did some research and conclude it’s a pine cone.

I’ll have more to say about pine soon.

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5 Responses to Not a Pineapple

  1. Loosehead Prop says:

    It’s a pineapple. Pine cones don’t look like that. Pineapple filials are symbols of wealth, of the kind of people who can afford fancy fruits from the tropics in their houses. Pine cones are symbols of people who don’t have anything to eat. Ever eat a pine cone? Most parts are edible, says Euell Gibbons, but you wouldn’t know that if you weren’t starving to death.

    Revel in your pineapple.

  2. Loosehead Prop says:

    I’ve never seen a pine tree with leaves. Pineapples grow from the ground up. Those aren’t pineapple leaves, to be certain, but it’s a fancified imaginary pineapple. Using google images, on the whole this looks more like a pineapple finial than a pinecone finial, but there are a lot of similarities that suggest that the makers weren’t too finicky about accurately replicating any fruit.

    Either way, I wouldn’t recommend eating it.

  3. Loosehead Prop says:

    Only if you will have it your way as well.

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