Still life: seasonal product

Challenge #1 in the Nature and Culture series. Hosted by AndrePooh.
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While autumn has arrived for the northern hemisphere, spring is springing in the southern hemisphere, elsewhere the monsoon has changed. Create us a still life with natural products associated with this season. Explain in the description part what we see.
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Okra's last gasp
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Okra plants don't like 40F weather, and this plant just barely survived a night in the low 40s. This is one (last?) okra pod, still protected by the remains of the flower, trying to grow enough so I can eat it.
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Submitted: Friday, 14th October, 2011 01:26 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 2nd October, 2011
Focal length: 55 mm
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 200
Notes: Nothing special--Aperture priority.
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