15 April 2008

Tuesdays Trees

This ficus is the first of a series of magnificent trees, I will be posting on Tuesdays that I have photographed, in and around Port Elizabeth. This one can be found near the Conservatory in St Georges Park. It is so big that I had to stitch two photos together, to get this one. This photo does not even begin to do it justice.

One of the buttress roots - no wonder it is not wise to plant one of these next to your home.

10 comments:

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Impressive tree! So big and so beautiful!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Wow, I can only imagine what that must look like in person. The photo shows a massive tree already! It is a majestic tree!

Swubird said...

Max-e

That's really a magnificent ficus tree, and a heavy duty root. My Queen is really into plants of all kinds, so we enjoyed this image. How big across do you figure it was?

Good work, and have a nice day.

Katney said...

At my childhood home in Southern California, we had a ficus tree. Needless to say it never grew anywhere near as large as that one. The odd thing about the tree for us was that it kept the seasons of the southern hemisphere. It lost its leaves in our summer and sprouted new growth in our autumn. I don't know if most trees do that when "living abroad" so to speak.

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Old Wom Tigley said...

I look forward to seeing more of these tree shots Max.. nice to see you going out on a limb..;o)

Kerri said...

Magnificent Tree!

Merisi said...

I am in awe, not only of the tree, but the fact that you stitched two pictures together! Amazing.
The exposed root looks like an alligator trying to hide under the bush. ;-)

Bob Johnson said...

Awesome, and that you had to stitch it together is just cool.

photowannabe said...

My goodness, I had no idea Ficus grew that large or that they had such a root system. They could do some serious damage that's for sure. Great stiching to give us the effect.