Saturday, February 28, 2015


This Canon Ball plant is quite an attraction in itself. The fruits and the stems seem to tangle with one another for space. The first time I saw these tree was when I was at the Penang Botanical Gardens some 12 years ago. Then in January this year, I spotted this tree at the Kepong Botanical Garden when my daughter had her Cross-country race. I guess the new fruits and the aerial roots seem to be uncertain as to where they should go for space and growth. This photo is for Our--beautiful--world Week 86 theme, Tangled.


  1. What an interesting tree. So glad to have found you through Our Beautiful World.

  2. That is amazing Lili! When I first saw your photo on OBW I thought they were mud nests built by birds! Lovely shot! :)

    1. Just thought I'd pop by Lili and thank you for your comment on the blog I share with my sister. Unfortunately I can't take credit for the photos of the birds you mention! :) My sister Sandy is the very talented one who took them. I started the blog as a birthday present for her a few years ago for us both to catalogue our photos, but I'm afraid I've become very slack with posting on this blog and these days it's usually her work that it seen on there.
      To answer your question though, these birds (Rainbow Lorikeets) are seen just about everywhere you go, flying free, especially here in tropical Queensland.
      Thanks. :)

  3. Awesome, so good to see you playing along with OBW again!

  4. That's amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at OBW!!

  5. Hi Lili, what an unusual fruit, it sure does look like a tangle of roots, thanks for sharing this super photo with Our Beautiful World...can you eat it??

  6. wow, looks interesting ! Never have seen this before! Thanks for sharing with us at "OBW"