Mar 8, 2011

Contrast in Nature

Walking by this tree today, I wondered at the contrasting shapes in nature.
To protect the fruit of the tree, the treet growes hundreds of torns some the size of 3 inches.
In contrast to the fruit, which starts as a green oval shape the size of a pear, 
Then when opening  there is a floppy white cotton looking ball inside.
That  expands to to form  a shape around 3 times the size of the fruit in awonderful  and perfect pompom ball shape, ( as in  photo above).
The cotton shape slowly loses its shape, break apart and falls to the ground.
Later on the fruit will bloom  to form  beautiful white flower. 


  1. Great pictures.
    Observing nature and bring the lessons in the classroom.

    Thanks for sharing

  2. beatiful observations,the nature is indeed
    a fantastic source of inspiration.