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.

the whole is greater than the sum of its parts

Mulling over the prompt for One Word Sunday: Patchwork hosted by Debbie at TravelWithIntent, I contemplated things that are made up of miscellaneous or incongruous parts, a hodgepodge perhaps, and yet these bits make up a coherent whole. And if you consider the Aristotelian idea of synergy, we could end up with a great deal more, and perhaps even better, than what we started with.

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