When I study (from a lay person’s perspective not a botanist’s) the leaves on the different trees around, I cannot but marvel at the difference in ‘character’ as I see it.
Take the mango tree for instance. The leaves curve outwards as if to suggest they as a group are open to new suggestions. None of the ‘we are a closed society’ about them.
The tiny and pretty leaves of the tamarind tree on the other hand are deceptively easygoing all through the day, but let the sun disappear in the evening and they become all secretive, closing themselves up tightly.
The jackfruit tree leaves it would seem, are true optimists. Whichever way the branch grows in search of sunlight, the leaves always look up. The neem tree leaves are totally relaxed and chilled out as if humans on a beach while the chikoo leaves are very clannish and can be found in closely knit clusters.
I could go on, but I think I just used up the eight sentences meant for Microblog Mondays 😉
©Shail Mohan 2016
Interesting perspectives of looking at the leaves 😊
Thank you 🙂
I am definitely going to pay more attention to the personality of plants on my walk tomorrow.
Yay to that, Mel! 🙂
Travelcraft Journal (@TravelcraftJrnl) said:
I love leaves too! And these look so lush and tropical.
The rains and the abundant sunlight make them so lush. 🙂
Traci York said:
I like how you branched out on this topic, and got to the root of the issue. 😉
Great pictures too, Shail! 🙂
Haha. That’s a lovely way of putting it, Traci 🙂
Sandhya Kumar said:
I never saw leaves in your angle…Yes, I admire their different shapes, colours and sizes…but you have given a different angle/meaning to them! Nice!
Thanks, Sandhya 🙂
Lovely images, I always feel peaceful looking at lush green leaves
I know what you mean, I feel the same. 🙂
I’ve just been on a drive through a lot of our native bush, and I loved identifying trees from their very different leaves. The tamarind leaves are lovely, and I adore your description of them.
I also love that I get to read a blog talking about the leaves of mango, tamarind and jackfruit trees! (Though I admit I shuddered at the thought of jackfruit – I could never come to like it when I was living in Thailand.)
Tamarind trees are a wonderful sight. Lol, I love jackfruit! 😀
Have always marveled at Mother Nature
Giving each creation its very own stature
Leaves enthrall you
But look at barks too
What fascinates me is their different texture!
True, barks are a beautiful sight too 🙂