These figs have been giving our family a taste of Italy for over 40 years. Some of the trees have frozen over the harsh winters of New York, but some twig has always survived and once again we had fruit.
The aerial roots starting to become new trunks for a fig tree. These will all eventually grow into each other to form a dense, fasces-like trunk to support the weight of the massive tree above.
The arch of a fig tree – This was one of the bigger ones we found in the forest. We actually got to see some much bigger examples elsewhere on our trip, in places where there was less competition for light and water.
The forest was incredibly humid, even for Bali. We were tramping through thick, squishy mud, surrounded by thick bushes and tough trees, following our guide on a vaguely discernible path through the jungle. 2,229 more words
To contrast with the posts on textures in Switzerland, I’ve been noticing a few local textures that are very familiar to Sydneysiders yet seem completely foreign in contrast to the Swiss images I gathered 73 more words