If you split a persimmon seed from a ripe fruit and look at the form inside, it will predict the winter weather, according to folklore. The Farmer’s Almanac website has a few photos of the different shapes.
I split two seeds open, and I discovered a spoon in both. This means that we will have a lot of snow here in western Arkansas.
Fork shape = winter will be mild;
Spoon shape = there will be a lot of snow;
Knife shape = winter will be bitingly cold that “cuts like a knife.”
How I Got The Photo: Persimmons And Spider Web
The Persimmons in the second image were at the Sally Jones Causeway (Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma). I took the photo from inside my pickup. I had my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.
- Camera: Fujifilm X-T3
- Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM (attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro)
- Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
- Date and Time Taken: September 13, 2020 (06:48:06 A.M.)
- Aperture Priority
- Aperture: f7.1
- Shutter speed: 1/400 (as determined by the camera)
- ISO: 2500
- White Balance: Auto
- Metering Mode: Multi
- Back-button Focus
- Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
- Exposure Compensation: 0
- Focal Length: 400 mm
- Processed With Luminar 4