Square Trees #24 – big tree blue sea

Becky’s Square Photo Challenge July: Square Tree

Todays square tree is a Pandanus Tree
Pandanus tectorius is a small tree which can reach 5-6 metres in height comprising separate male and female trees. The leaves have short spines along the edges and on their midribs. The plants are supported at the base by prop roots which help to anchor the plant in sandy soil. The tree may flower throughout the year. Female plants produce large pineapple-like fruits comprised, when ripe, of yellow, red or orange segments containing the individual seeds.
Parts of the fruit of the Pandanus are edible and it is reported to form a major source of food in Micronesia. The ripe segments of the fruit and the seeds can be roasted and eaten.

Your song for today

This is a great place to sit and watch for whales

The roots certainly have a good hold on the ground and are spreading down the cliff edge.

You may remember my Monday Portrait last Monday of the little fellow sitting in the tree. He was a pandanus nut, one of the segments of the fruit of the Pandanus Tree

A lovely shady spot on a warm day

Above our heads

Debbie’s quotation-inspired image

Overhead the tree-tops meet,
Flowers and grass spring ‘neath one’s feet;
There was nought above me, and nought below

– from Overhead the tree-tops meet by Robert Browning

I see spots

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #148: Spots and Dots

A moth with blue spots

Leopard Lily flower

Common Crow Butterfly

Spotted Pardalote

Art from La Biennale di Venezia a few years ago

Spotted Wyandotte chook

Foxglove flower

Xenica Butterfly

Lights in a tree

Art work in the Grand Hyatt Hotel Seoul

I told my mate that I had spots before my eyes.
He said “Did you see a Doctor?”
I replied “No – just spots”