The trees get naked!
Bill brings in trees he cut down in the timber.
Here's June's Junque last spring...
...and here's June's Junque now.
No, Chicken Little, the sky is not falling. The hedge apples are dropping.
Some people believe scattering hedge apples around the house foundation repels spiders. When I was a kid, my parents put hedge apples in the basement to repel crickets. Though some people swear this works, most sources I checked consider there is insufficient scientific evidence to support it. But, hey, if you think it works, by all means do it. It's harmless and doesn't expose you and your family to pesticides.
Hedge apples also provide a pop of bright green to arrangements containing gourds, pumpkins and fall foliage. I've created displays in an antique wooden dough bowl. Very autumn-ish!