Legend of the Fall

Our fondest Fall memory from childhood is crunching through leaves on the sidewalk. We’d also find these maple seeds – the little green things that fa
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Our fondest Fall memory from childhood is crunching through leaves on the sidewalk. We’d also find these maple seeds – the little green things that fa
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Our fondest Fall memory from childhood is crunching through leaves on the sidewalk. We’d also find these maple seeds – the little green things that fall off trees and look like wings – and open them up at the bottom. Using its sap, we’d stick the seedpod to our nose to entertain our sister. Kids everywhere would do the maple-seed-nose-trick (you totally did it, too), and that’s how the maple seed got its popular name, the pollynose. It sounds like a Harry Potter spell, but no, it's just agriculture. Now we’re way past school, and if, as adult women, we’re not even supposed to wear sneakers anymore, we’re guessing it’s also not so cool to stick plant parts on our face. Luckily, we found this necklace on Etsy to satiate our childish cravings. We love how it looks exactly like a maple seed and how its size is perfect for a v-neck sweater. Best of all, the charm is sure to spark conversations with other former pollynosers, now disguised in dignified adult garb. --ALISON COOL