WPC: Twisted branches and seedpods

At the weekend, we walked down the drive to the steps just above our beach here in Umhlanga. It was a really hot day, so we sat on one of the benches in the shade. Looking up through the tree’s I spotted this bare twisty branch, and decided that it would do perfectly for this week’s WPC.

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It wasn’t just this branch that was twisty. The whole dead tree was the same.

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Looking across at a live tree, I noticed how twisty those branches were too.

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On the way back to our house, the twisty seed pods on this palm tree caught my eye. I think it’s a Fan Palm. Do any of you know if I’m correct.

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To see more entries for this week’s WPC, just click on the badge below.

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Today is my sister’s birthday, so this evening, we’ll be off up the hill to attend her dinner party. Brother-in-Law is doing the cooking, and I believe that he’s bought a decadent gateau for dessert, so I don’t even have to make one this time. Yay!!

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71 comments on “WPC: Twisted branches and seedpods

  1. Very interesting photos for this week’s challenge. The first photo where the two thin branches criss-cross reminds me of two fingers crossed…it must be a tree that brings good luck. Great job with the photos πŸ™‚

  2. Your flora is so different there. Fan palms here have a different growth habit but the “fan” looks the same. You can call it whatever you like! I’ll still enjoy your photos. πŸ˜€

  3. tortuous and twisty … πŸ˜€
    Did you twist the night away at your sister’s birthday Sylvia … I’m surprised you didn’t show you twisting and a- hula hooping as we all know you can πŸ˜‰

  4. the first photo – with all that beach – reminded me a Monet painting – and actually – it reminded me of “Cap de Antibes” – your is different – but that painting came to mind instantly!!!

    (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Monet_-_Cap_de_Antibes_auf_das_Esterelgebirge.jpg)

    I also like the seedlings at the end – and that was kind of a twist added because with three shots of the dead tree twists – we see seeds with new life – hmmmm

    great for the challenge – πŸ™‚ ~y.

  5. Great twists Sylvia. I’m not sure about the fan palm. Looks more like some kind of tree aloe with those ‘branches’ and serrated leaves, but obviously a big one if it is! I love the seeds.

  6. Perfect shots and selections for the challenge Sylvia. I love the dead tree branches. They look like little fingers all twisted up. πŸ˜€

  7. Sorry AD it is not a fan palm as I know it… I know which tree you’re talking about… don’t quote me but I think it is known by another name… I do not have my books with me in Pta maybe Col can help with the ID… enjoy the party and I love your twisted tree…

      • On another note I found your comment to my post on Istanbul in the Spam folder. Apparently the WordPress gremlins put it there. So sorry about that. I always appreciate your visits and comments and wouldn’t want you to think I was ignoring what you had to say. Have a great day!

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