Right Steps & Poui Trees


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A Dappled Beach: Weekly Photo Challenge – Relax

“What kind of image might help you relax?”  This was the weekly photo challenge. A brief stop on a long drive. No time for swimming. Just time to sit on a dappled beach, under the shade of an almond tree. The sound of the waves, and the crunching of the pebbles on the beach as they moved with the ebb and flow of the water. One afternoon, along the St Thomas coastline, on the drive back into Kingston. “What kind of image might help you relax?” An image like this one.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Relax


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An Almond Tree By The Sea

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.p1020041p1020128p1020129Red leaves falling into the sea and drifting on the gentle current…p1020096p1020112…viewed by a couple of small fish….p1020116Bright colours. Blue sky. Blue sea.boat-on-seaAlmond tree.p1020133