Monday, March 25, 2013

Silk Floss Tree

 
Spiny Ceiba speciosa, native to the tropical and subtropical forests of South America, at Cascais

19 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Uma arvore lindissima, tronco super diferente!Adorei o banco!
Léia

Sharon said...

I love the unusual shape of this tree. I'm wondering why they don't have one of these at our botanical garden.

orvokki said...

How lovely trees, never seen.
Greetings

Sylvia K said...

I love the trees unusual shape, too, JM! And I also love your crisp shadows on the wall -- SUNSHINE!! Hooray!! I can't complain today, however, because we do have a sunny day with blue skies just like these! What a delight! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy -- camera in hand, of course!!

TexWisGirl said...

really neat trunk!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

They look like bottles, very interesting. Diane

Photo Cache said...

look at those trunks. how fascinatingly different.

would you do me a favor? if you could can you photograph the same trees when their leaves are all grown?

RedPat said...

Really interesting shape of their trunks!

Babzy said...

impressive , like the shadows :)

VP said...

A quite exotic location for that nice bench!

cieldequimper said...

Extraordinary. You'll have to go back and show us that bench in the summer...

Randy said...

What an unusual looking tree. I love it.

Buck said...

Whoa! Those are beautiful. And twins, too - very nice vision of 'balance'.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Ah now this is the tree you showed at Christmas time with pink flowers. I would not have expected them to look like this ... like boabs.

brattcat said...

what a wonderful shape!

Lowell said...

The Silk Floss tree is new to me. Looks like an Leek with branches that dance gracefully around the trunk. What a sky, too!

Dina said...

So busy looking at the bottle shaped trunks I almost missed the bench.

Kay said...

I too would like to see these trees in leaf. Their trunks are amazing. I love the shadows you caught.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The shape of the trunk reminds me of our Baobab trees JM, wonder if they're related!