I had to look this up. I always thought these little spike balls had no practical value.
These are sweetgum fruit. Inside each capsule are one or two small, winged infertile seeds, which are a naturally occurring source of shikimic acid, one of the main ingredients in the manufacture of Tamiflu.
My daughter made some art from the little spiked balls.
Thief Images Photography asks us to find the story in her image. I see a pet bowl, so perhaps there is at least one story around a dog or a cat. Thunberg and Harvey? I don't know. Too many things here that I don't know much about to find the stories.
The Only D800 in the Hameau shows us the inside of a container at a recycling center. I know that I put way too many boxes into recycling from Amazon.com.
Submitted for my 52 Week Smartphone Challenge.