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Pond and Beach along East Coast - 14 April 2009


By autumn


We drove to East Coast as this stretch of the beach is not walking distance from where we live.

I haven’t been to this pond for a long long time. The water looks green and I can’t see if there’s anything inside ….

Here’s a nice looking tree facing the pond

A short drive away is another pond ….

There are a few cannon ball trees

As usual, the beach has a calming effect

A pleasant way to end the day

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Great blog Autumn,
Lovely cloud formations with the city in the background, very atmospheric.
A very pleasant way to end the day, a stress busting stroll on a deserted beach, wonderfull.

15 Apr, 2009


I love the cloud formations in some of these photos. They'r all good though. A very pleasant day you had.

15 Apr, 2009


I love that tree. What on earth is a cannon ball tree? Certainly looks impressive. I would love to dabble my toes on that beach.

15 Apr, 2009


Lovely photos Autumn. A very relaxing walk. I love the cannon ball tree. I've never heard of one of those. It's amazing.

16 Apr, 2009


Thank you for your comments.
The Cannon Ball trees are also found along some of the roads in Singapore. They look interesting.

an extract from the website ...
Flower and fruit of C. guianensis. (Photo by C. Gracie)The cannon-ball like fruits (Figs. 2, 3) of C. guianensis fall from the tree at maturity and often crack open upon hitting the ground. The seeds are embedded in a six-segmented, fleshy pulp that oxidizes bluish-green and emits an unpleasant aroma when exposed to the air. Peccaries and domestic animals, such as chickens and pigs, are reported to eat the pulp and in so doing swallow the seeds. Observation of a tree under which the ground was covered by many fruits revealed that they remained untouched until a herd of peccaries passed by and broke open the fruits and consumed the pulp. Presumably the peccaries pass the seeds in their feces and some of the seeds germinate. The seeds of species of Couroupita have hairs on their seed coat which may protect them from digestive juices and facilitate their passage through the digestive tracts of animals.

16 Apr, 2009


Fabulous cloud formations..............great photos ...........

16 Apr, 2009

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