Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Big Tree Litttle Children

I visited Selby Gardens 2 weeks ago.These are the roots of a very large fig tree. The children put it in perspective. Children are unknown to me.



Below is just a very small part of the banyan grove.


.Matthew 19:14


Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

23 comments:

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

They are fantastic Sandra. Love the root systems on them.

Snapper II said...

Fooled Me. The child in the foreground looked like a doll to me I had to look several times to see it is a little girl. Thats a magnificient tree.

Mama-Bug said...

Really neat old trees Sandra, trees can really talk to you!

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Wow! I didn't know fig trees got that big?

George said...

I've seen large banyan trees before, but this is the largest fig tree I've ever seen!

Beverly said...

Those are great, Sandra. Check your spelling of Selby (Sekby.)

Stacey Dawn said...

Oh My!!! That is a HUGE tree!! Really cool roots - and I bet that is fun to play among its roots!

From the Kitchen said...

Those trees, especially the roots, are great. Great fun for the children too!

Thanks for the camera advice. I need to quit jumping around and focus (literally) on one area for awhile. Everyone says don't use the flash.

Best,
Bonnie

Ginny said...

These trees are amazing! A FIG tree? Bet the one in the bible wasn't that big!! That story always makes me think they are way smaller! It really adds something to see the children playing in it. The banyans would make good ghost trees for Halloween, spooky.

S. Etole said...

those roots are absolutely eerie ... thank you for telling us about them

DawnTreader said...

WOW, that is impressive. I had no idea fig trees could be that big. And those children in the picture really give the perspective.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great pictures Sandra... Cute children also.

I cannot believe a FIG tree could be that big... Wow!!!!

I've seen big Banyon trees and love them. Gorgeous!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Remington said...

Okay -- they scare me -- do those trees talk like the ones in that movie....

Dave said...

they are quite grand and i like that you included the children for scale.

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Kilauea Poetry said...

Those are some neat images..especially with the kids running around the roots! We have one out in front of my husbands shop. Over here if you have no depth (you haven't dozed through lava) the roots will travel clear across your property!

Aliene said...

Big roots on the tree are huge. The children do put the tree in perspective.

photowannabe said...

Amazing roots. The perfect childrens playground.

Picturit said...

Great images Sandra the kids make you realise the size of these things.

Ann said...

we have trees here in New Zealand just like this. Thanks for telling me that it is a banyan tree. I had photos taken but i didn't post it because I didn't know the name,

SquirrelQueen said...

Very cool old trees. I'm glad you included the children to give a sense of the size. Those roots are amazing.

MedaM said...

Oh, look at those beautiful children and look at that lovely little girl. She looks like Alice in Wonderland. :-)

Sunny said...

Unbelievable! I would love to see those trees in person. They look like something from a science fiction movie and may pull up their roots and start walking!
☼ Sunny

Krista said...

Wow, what great pictures, Sandra! Even the little kids in it couldn't wreck the beauty. LOL! ;o)