We went to a park last week for a picnic, sketching and enjoying nature.
While I was sketching some ducks, my husband took a walk and brought back this 'Osage Orange' - "Maclure Pomifera".
They grow on a large shrubby bush. I also sketched the leaf.
After talking to the the park naturalist, I found out it was an "Osage Orange". Apparently they grow in the Oklahoma Texas area but not Arizona. She had no idea who planted it here but it seems to be happily growing.
I painted it as part of my journal page and cropped it to this view.
Fun to find and sketch something odd (to us in Arizona).