An almond tree (Terminalia catappa) is probably one of the first trees I learned to identify…from the large leaves and the oval shaped fruit. As a child, I loved to eat the flesh on the outside when the fruit was ripe and to bite into the fibrous husk and suck the sour juice from it. I experienced many smashed fingers while cracking open the husks with large stones to get the nuts inside.
Almond trees often grow near the sea. Even on a cliff face sometimes.Red leaves falling into the sea and drifting on the gentle current……viewed by a couple of small fish….Bright colours. Blue sky. Blue sea.Almond tree.