I found this in my front yard. It is some type of seed pod that either grows in the tree or grows in the ground. If you know, please leave a comment. You can also see more pix here on my Umenum blog.
I took these photos on Sep 8 at Utah Lake in Vineyard, UT. I took all of the pictures standing within 10 feet of the same spot. The difference was which direction I was pointing.
I visited the Olympic Park in Park City, UT this weekend and was fortunate enough to see one of my favorite sports to watch: ski jumping. These were students training on location and they were doing freestyle jumps into a huge pool of water and into a gigantic air bag. It looked so fun! I would do it in a heartbeat.