Rachel said, "You gotta take a picture of this for your blog!" (She knows me and how much I enjoy blogging.)
I think it's from a sugar pine. (That shot was taken in Maryland.)
We camped out for about half of our vacation and stayed with gracious friends and family for the rest. As you might guess, this pic was taken during the camping phase.
In contrast, Ben is shown with a pinecone from a totally different breed, here in Colorado.