August 24, 2009

tree starts with t


Banyan trees make me smile. I remember the first one I ever saw... in St. Pete while I was on vacation, visiting my Grandparents. It was a marvelous tree... wider around than I had ever seen... with its roots stretching and reaching back into the soil. At the time, I thought it was so extraordinary that perhaps it was the only one of its kind... but now I know better. Many of the Naples streets leading to the beaches are lined with them... and to me, they are more magestic than a row of waving palms. So steeped in history and memories, if you were sitting quietly, you just might hear them whispering their stories in the breeze.


Saturday was a geo-caching adventure day... and both of my kids ended up climbing high in search of treasure. I stood down below, in the shade of these beauties... watched the smiles burst forth... and snapped away.

Working my way from Z to A with Jen @ Unglazed.
(So sorry I missed "U" Can "U" believe it? But I have a good excuse... it is even a "U" word... urology!)

8 comments:

Grandma J said...

I have never seen one of those trees, and now I have to make someone take me to see them next time I'm in Florida. Thank you for the unusual and educational T word!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I also love those old Banyans.
Great pictures.

So, you could not take a picture of your Urologist last week? hmmm????

Jen said...

A person could get lost in all those roots!
Happy Monday Dawn!

Margaret said...

What a cool tree! That tree just begs to be climbed. Even an adult like me would love to take a climb.

Ben said...

Good choice of tree! I've only seen them in pictures. Yours are great. I don't think they'd take to northern Ohio...

Cassie said...

That is the strangest tree I've ever seen. Very cool T word! Love the "showing" on the above post too. Great pics!

Mildred said...

I remember visiting and seeing streets lined with these majestic beauties. Great pics of your children too. We missed you on "U" but are so grateful you are better. Take care.

Life with Kaishon said...

These trees are so cool! I would love for Kaish to climb one! None of those in PA I don't think! Very cool!