Theobroma (ThursdayTreeLove)

Chocolate or cocoa is omnipresent in our lives. We use to as a gift or a treat or a comfort food or to reward ourselves or on a cheat day of a diet!

It is made from the fruit of the Theobroma cacao trees. Though an introduced speices in India it is widely cultivated in the state of Kerala.

Here are its flowers. You can read the entire post here.

Stopping in my tracks (ThursdayTreeLove)

How many times have you stopped or detoured just to see a tree? It often happens to me and my family are now used to my (apparently) random calls to stop the vehicle.

One such tree (more like a large shrub) caught my attention and stopped me in my tracks.


This was on the curvy winding roads of Munnar. The tree was the Spiky Powder Puff

aka Calliandra calothyrsus of the Mimosaceae family.

Here it is.

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Talking Tree (ThursdayTreeLove)

We always wonder how many stories trees would have to share if only they could talk.

I came across this tree that does indeed tell a story and is in the town of Waterford in Wales.

Its a carving on a 23 foot long entire Douglas Fir tree that was uprooted in a storm.

My images do no justice but will definitely give you an idea.

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This post is part of Parul ‘s bloghop!

Campus Trees ( ThursdayTreeLove)

Here are some trees that I saw at the Stanford University campus.. the famous Ivy League institution. They added to the intense academic and intellectual aura of the campus and had me in total awe!

Scroll down for a glimpse of some of the beautiful trees.

Possibly a Pine. The quadruple trunk was fascinating!
An Oak in fiery russet foliage

This is just a glimpse. The vast campus would have many treasures from the plant kingdom making it the ideal place to study and research.

The dramatic white trunk and golden leaves were eye catching. Is it a Sycamore ???

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Root Pearls (ThursdayTreeLove)

We almost missed this tree as we walked a quaint street in Annapolis. It was a cold day in early Dec 2021 and my husband spotted these unique roots.

I am unable to identify the tree but its lovely ‘root pearls’ ensure I won’t ever forget it!

What do you think? Have you seen this tree?

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Tree Course (ThursdayTreeLove)

This is actually a backdated post.. I was unable to post here due to issues with the host or server or WordPress or whatever. Then there have been issues with leaving comments on the posts.



I had a wonderful opportunity to see trees in their winter glory when I joined my husband on his golf trip. These are images from a golf course in South Carolina, USA.

Click here to read the original post and for a virtual walk around the Tree (Golf) Course!!