Wednesday, 7 January 2015

and so....2015 begins

I have been fortunate enough to have been able to visit the Derby ( Western Australia )Mud flats twice at sunset to capture these photos of Sunset Boabs.  Adansonia gregorii, commonly known as the boab, is a tree in the family Malvaceae. As with other baobabs, it is easily recognised by the swollen base of its trunk, which gives the tree a bottle-like appearance. Endemic to Australia, boab occurs in the Kimberley region ofWestern Australia, and east into the Northern Territory. It is the only baobab to occur in Australia, the others being native to Madagascar(six species) and mainland Africa and the Arabian Peninsula (two species). Boab ranges from 5 to 15 meters in height, usually between 9 and 12 metres, with a broad bottle-shaped trunk. Its trunk base may be extremely large; trunks with a diameter of over five metres have been recorded. A. gregorii is deciduous, losing its leaves during the dry winter period and producing new leaves and large white flowers between December and May.

Below is a link to a site of the Artist that created the two sculptures above...worth a look...I AM BOAB

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