Sunday, July 8, 2012

See How They Grow - Part 2


We have 4 other banana trees beside the one Bob cut down. On July 2nd Bob came in to get me and said look UP and way up high was the POD you see on the right in the collage above.
 I shrieked "We Got More Bananas" we watched and on July 6, just 4 days later, I was Shrieking and Snapping! OH MY   (note: the tree only bears fruit once, the stump you saw yesterday is dead and gone) but other little trees will come up around it.
 The above photo shows how high the new hand of bananas is, about 10 or 12 feet in the air. Below are the

A-Mazing! A-Mazing! little new bananas on July 6th. The sun was perfect, shining a beam right on the pod.








I have been documenting the growth of bananas since 2009, there is a label on the side bar called Banana Tree.

31 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

That one is way up there. Those little banana blooms are so pretty. I'm glad to hear the storm didn't take out all your banana trees. Love your close ups of the pod.

Susannah said...

Hi there Sandra, I love the picture of your foliage...so very pretty. But the photos of the new bananas are just fabulous! The pod is very interesting. I find the whole development and growth of the bananas fascinating. Living in New York, we never see anything like that.

Kathy said...

So these guys really grow fast, eh? I keep waiting for the post where you eat them!

DawnTreader said...

Wonderful. It just struck me that I've probably eaten a banana a day most of my life which would mean (I just calculated) around 20000 of them...

EM Illustrator said...

These pics are so amazing! It seems like they grow very fast?! How nice to have bananas growing in your garden. Have a great Sunday!

Relindis said...

A great record of your banana trees! I like the last photo and the first on this post as it shows the banana tree in context. It is fascinating. Thanks for pointing out the side bar topics, too.
You're so organised on your blog with all your links. (I'm quite a newbie at photography and blogging and still learning).

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It is amazing to see this and I can imagine the joy it would be to capture it all with the cam area.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Beeeeeautiful Photo Opppps!!!

As I said, I never knew that bananas developed in this lovely way.

Wow, that's high up!!!!!!!! How to harvest?

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"Long ago--say thirty-five years ago--a little girl used to wake on Sunday morning feeling that a whole life of happiness lay before her in the day."
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Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Girly, these pictures are outstadning. What a subject to photograph, those colors and textures... breathtaking.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

You asked if my first pic, today, is a court house. It's a Bank, right in the middle of town. Across the street from the Bank, to the right, is the Post Office.

Across Broadway, from the Post Office, is City Hall.

And to complete the 4 corner buildings, across Broadway from the Bank, is our family building, with our family corner drug store in it, and another store... And apartments and offices, above. :-)

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"Long ago--say thirty-five years ago--a little girl used to wake on Sunday morning feeling that a whole life of happiness lay before her in the day."
~~From an excerpt from "Three Houses," Angela Thirkell's 1931 memoir
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TexWisGirl said...

so glad you have more (trees and bananas!)

EG CameraGirl said...

Thanks for sharing this, Sandra! This something I will never see in MY backyard!

Amy Burzese said...

Yay! Glad you have bananas. Be careful getting them down.

Mamabug said...

That's just so cool! The life of a banana!

Maple Lane said...

Love these photos, Sandra. We put bananas in our cereal just about every morning!

Madi and Mom said...

I've really enjoyed seeing the progress of your bananas...I love them and have never known anyone who had them growing in their back yard!!

Gorgeous Mad snapper shots too
Hugs C

Inger said...

Beautiful photos, educational text. This is very interesting. The bush I mentioned at my old apartment building must have been several trees that sprung up because I remember there were lots of bananas on it.

photowannabe said...

Fascinating. I didn't know they bloom only once.
I like how the bloom is at the end of the banana. Great photos.

Farida of In Love With Sunflower said...

I have witnessed this in person too. We used to have several banana trees in our backyard when I was younger. You've captured them in photo pretty well :D

Happy Sunday Ms Sanra!

barbara l. hale said...

Whoa! That is so cool! Baby bananas!

Inger said...

I don't love Google, but I have used Google Chrome for a long time. It's the best I can do here. But I use AOL for my emails because I have used them forever and I get a good deal on security with them. But when I couldn't download the video Bobbi sent Samson (to my AOL email), I got a message that said my IE needed to be updated. So it doesn't hurt to do it. I also need to get the Flash player. I have Windows XP and a satellite. My computer is old and slow as well, so I can only blog in Google Chrome now that I use the new interface. Just wanted to let you know. I want to try picmonkey and learn Picasa. Do you think I should download Photoshop? A friend gave me a disk. I don't want to get overloaded with stuff.

Ann said...

This is just totally amazing to me since I've only seen bananas in the grocery store. I still can't get over the fact that they will only get fruit on them once. So do you cut down the ones that have already had bananas growing on them or just let them accumulate?

Betty Manousos said...

wow, those baby bananas look great!

now i want bananas on my waffles.

love those photos!

hope you have a great remainder of your weekend, my dearest!

SweetMarie said...

these are wonderful pictures! the baby bananas are so cute!

Rose said...

Oh, Sandra...I am living this. Makes me want to witness their growth cycle in person.

Catherine said...

That would be so fun to have my own banana tree! We just have an apple tree and the birds peck them so fast and ruin them we never get to eat one. :(
xo C

George said...

It's good to know that you will still have home-grown bananas to enjoy.

SD ~ Dawning Inspiration said...

I am in awe. So cool!!!!

missing moments said...

Your photos are so pretty of their blooms. Those trees grow so fast! It seems I'm always cutting them down, but back them come! Have you ever eaten the bananas?

Chatty Crone said...

Sandra I really and truly learn so much from you blog. Love the little bananas. They are so cute. Really clear photos too. sandie

Jane said...

Hi Sandra,
Been gone so long I did not recognize your post photo! Nice. And the photos from # 3 on down to the bottom are all shocking to me. In a good way, not ever seen a banana tree, thanks for the education you always give out on your blog. What beautiful colors.