under the baobab tree

We run/walk under this tree fairly often as it is along one of our favourite routes through the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Recently we stopped to gawk at the strange looking fruit hanging off its high branches. Turns out the fruit have been wrapped in some sort of mesh.

Conveniently, this tree carries it own name tag with its many interesting, graphic names.

Googling Baobab tree, it appears that the fruit can be eaten and has immense health benefits.

Anyone care to speculate why the Rangers from the Gardens have wrapped up these fruit?

This post is my contribution to One Word Sunday: Fruit hosted by Debbie at TravelWithIntent.

taking the time to get closer

Not long after we started our run in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Loving Husband pointed this interesting curio to me. Loathe to stop so soon after we started, I’d actually run on. But my curiosity got the better of me and we ran back to take a closer look.

Loving Husband was just as fascinated as he tried to pick up what looked like a nicely coiled piece of wood. But in fact, it was part of the roots of the tree.

The exciting things we discover when we stop, look & marvel.

This post is my contribution to Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Close Examination hosted by Amanda at SomethingToPonderAbout and Sandy at TheSandyChronicles.