We have a huge bush/tree beside our garage that is covered in these burgundy thingies. The bush/tree was about 6 feet tall when we moved in and grew to well over 10 feet tall. We finally cut it back to about 6 feet tall again but it's just so huge, we're thinking of ripping it out. But what is it? These burgundy thingies (they're not flowers, but I don't know what they are) are not soft petals. They are hard - similar to how a pinecone feels. Does anyone know what this is?
I'm off to clean our den/scraproom. In fact, it's so bad that I can't see the couch, the floor or my desk. I have boxes and boxes of CM product everywhere, prototypes that need to be put away, a Studio Calico kit that I'm dying to work with, empty boxes and packing material that need to be stored, an incredible mess from working on layouts in there all morning yesterday, plus about 3 loads of laundry. I told Tom and the kids that I'm grounded. I'm not allowed to do anything today until the den has been cleaned.