Not in my garden, 4/17/14

jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)April 16, 2014

Sorry that this is early, but I gotta be on the road real, real early on Thursday.

On Wednesday, I showed the base of a banyan tree in Lahaina. No way to get a decent shot of the entire tree. It is so huge that the park is devoted to this one tree. Here is a longer shot of this tree. Not even close to encompassing the entire thing. Yep, that is one tree! You gotta see it to believe it!

Jim

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lilosophie

I remember Ronald Reagan say "you see one tree you see them all" - not that one tree - it is one of a kind

    Bookmark   April 16, 2014 at 11:53PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
west_gardener

Truly amazing.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2014 at 5:11PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
anneliese_32(6)

What a wonderful tree. If it could talk, what stories would we hear?

    Bookmark   April 17, 2014 at 5:23PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mawheel

I wonder how far into the earth the roots go in order to support/hold up that huge tree? And who gets to rake all those leaves? :>)

    Bookmark   April 17, 2014 at 6:29PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
west_gardener

Good question, anneliese. The neat thing about this tree is that it is right downtown Lahaina so it has had a front row view to history.,So there must be thousands or millions of voices that the tree has "heard".
I guess it could talk about the whales that migrated in the sea, the storms it has seen, the people it has met that sought shade, the people that protected it.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2014 at 6:44PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Just went to the grocery store
and as we left a woman followed us out by less than...
don_socal
Dancing with the chickens. Video
DD and GS are taking how to make video classes, and...
west_gardener2
Quotes 3 - 1 - 15
Drag your thoughts away from your troubles... by the...
don_socal
Quotes 3 - 3 - 15
Late afternoon on the West Coast ends with the sky...
don_socal
Quotes 3 - 6 - 15
Living is no laughing matter: you must live with great...
don_socal
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™