Friday, February 04, 2011

Off to Do Lots of Stuff

I'm going to give myself the day off to regroup, write, and catch up on things. So that your stop here was not entirely wasted, I thought you might like to check out something strange and beautiful that I discovered this week:

This is a photo of a Jabuticaba tree, a native of South America, which bears fruit on its trunk. I'd never seen or even heard of this tree before I started poking around for some info on a chapel made from a lightning-struck tree (that's another story) and found this post about it.

I know, it doesn't have anything to do with writing. Or maybe it does. Either way, I love strange fruit.

Image credit: ign11


  1. When I first saw that picture, I thought it was a piece of beaded artwork. What an amazing tree!

  2. Your comment about a chapel made from a lightning-struck tree intrigued, so I had to check it out and while there followed the bunny trail to a 2 minute summary of The Hobbit, which lead to other stuff ... Thanks for another bookmarked blog to add to my daily reading collection!

    — Bonz

  3. At first I was like "Eww, what's all over that tree?". I've never heard of anything like it. Now that I know that isn't some strange fungus, it's kind of pretty in its own way.

    Enjoy your day off. I hope it's a productive one for you.

  4. Looks like a Christmas tree! Beautiful and very interesting. Ah, strange fruit, the seeds of stories.

  5. Wow! Very cool. I love fruit. According to the article it tastes good!

  6. Since writers bear strange fruits with our work, it's understandable that we appreciate it when nature does the same thing.

  7. That tree is just so interesting. I really could stare at it all day!

  8. Whoa, at first I thought those were bugs, then I realized they were too round and juicy-looking to be bugs. =P

    Very cool tree indeed! Didn't know fruit could grow on trunks themselves.


  9. My fiancé's auntie gave us some homemade jaboticaba jelly when we were in Hawaii last summer. It was delicious. Your post has now spurred me to see if I can get my hands on any jaboticaba. Yum!

  10. Anonymous5:27 AM

    I'm Brazilian and I'm quite surprised to see a Jabuticaba tree in your blog. At first it sounds weird to see all those little balls all over the tree, but you have NO IDEA about how tasteful jabuticabas are. Is like heaven on earth. So sweet you have the urge to eat another one, then another one, then another one...

    The scent is also wonderful. Jabuticaba is one of my favorite fruits for sure.

    Nice blog. Loved it!


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