Sunday, February 28, 2010

Mother Nature's Artistry

This is a feature I do on the last day of every month. It is a photo of something unique or impressive or fascinating about the natural plant world. Here's this month's installment:


Enlarge the photo by clicking on it. Take some time to ponder, and leave a comment or guess as to what this is.  In a few days I'll post a final comment telling you what you're looking at.  Have fun!

5 comments:

Kimberly said...

This looks like a cross section of some sort as the two sides look severed. However, I'm completely clueless! I'll have to ponder a bit more and try again. You've stumped me thus far!

africanaussie said...

What an interesting photo Grower Jim. Could it be a tree that has split and exposed the inside layers - maybe from a spurt of very wet weather? Or maybe I just have too much wet weather on my brain. I think our wet season should be ending soon......

Grower Jim said...

OK, Here's the answer!
This was a papaya tree that froze a year ago. However only one side of the trunk froze and rotted away. The remaining trunk healed and the plant continued to grow even though the hollow inside of the trunk is now exposed. The greenish coloration is an algae or lichen that has set up camp on the interior ridges.

Stone Art said...

I love this feature, what a great idea! Grate photo too by the way.

africanaussie said...

I just goes to show you cant keep a good payaya tree down! thanks for stretching our brains a bit!

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