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2014/145: Helicopters

Don’t know what these really are, but we always used to call them “helicopters”. Still do 🙂

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5 responses

  1. Yup, helicopters! I remember picking up handfuls as a kid and throwing them up in the air to watch them flutter down. I think “maple key” is their “real” name.

    25. May, 2014 at 09:35

    • Hmmm… I think I like helicopters better 😉 And yes, we’d throw them up in the air, too, and watch them flutter down again.

      27. May, 2014 at 05:02

  2. I always called them helicopters, too. 🙂

    27. May, 2014 at 05:31

  3. I agree about the name 🙂 – and the tree is a variant of the “Acer palmatum” or Japanese Maple (I have such one in my garden: http://truels.wordpress.com/2011/11/08/autumn-in-my-garden/ )

    28. May, 2014 at 15:39

    • Yes, they are Japanese Maples, there are a lot of them at the Dallas Arboretum and they are some of my favorites!

      28. May, 2014 at 21:28

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