Sunday, December 7, 2008

Guava tree and a message

Guava trees grow like weeds here. I have them popping up in the garden all the time. This tree outside my kitchen window is always full of birds that get the fruit before we do.

The trunk of the tree is quite beautiful.

This fruit however seems to have done a kamikaze off the tree onto the fence to escape.


Message from Liam

Liam sent me this message in answer to a number of your questions re the houses in Liam's Blog on Dec 1.

dad showd me the post you made for me and mum told my teacher so we al lookt at it on her laptop. That was so awsome now they can see I was not making up storys and see where i lived.

Mum told me that the walls on the houses are made from strips of bambu (bamboo) that are woven together and difrent kinds have difrent colors. Also the front is not the same as the back so some can be turned round to make pattens. Mum thinks that the bright colors are painted on the strips before they make the wall. Thanks this is realy realy cool.

Lots of love Liam


ancient one said...

That was interesting. Now we know! Thanks for letting us know what Liam had to say.

and I liked your Guava tree too!

USelaine said...

The guava bark is wonderful, with those paint-by-number shapes in green. That half slice is hard to believe!

I'm glad to hear Liam's explanation. Those are such interesting houses.

Unknown said...

Amazing pattern on the guava tree trunk. I don't remember seeing one before.
The kamikaze fruit is incredible for having chosen the 'harakiri' way! Lol!
I enjoyed reading Liam's message, especially the part where he says 'now they can see I was not making up storys'... So cool! :-)

alicesg said...

Ooooo, Guava fruits, I love them. Thanks Liam for the information about the pretty house.

Thérèse said...

Thanks to Liam for the cool explanations.

My first time looking at a guava tree... it reminds me of Australian eucalyptuses because of the peeling bark and bark patterns.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Jules :)

Let me congratulate you for making such a lovely and interesting post out of the guava trees.

I love guavas and at times I buy them from the fruit vendors. I like the red pulp. Some times I get very sweet ones and the fragrance is heavenly. I am sure the fragrance of the guavas waft into your house from the garden.

It is indeed a wondrous sight to have so many birds camping on the trees to eat the fruits and the sometimes the cacophony of the noise must be quite deafening.

I remember when I was young and wild, I used to climb the guava trees in our neighbours garden very surreptitiously and fill my pockets so that I can take them to school and distribute to all the girls to impress them.Time flies.

The comment by the young boy Liam is quite interesting.

Have a wonderful day :)

dive said...

Thank you for passing on Liam's letter, Jules. It must have been such fun to show his class your post. "Awesome" as he says.

And hee hee for the suicidal guava! Wonderful. Of course we don't have such luxuries up here in the frozen north, but I do have a carton of guava juice in the fridge which I shall now go and enjoy.

Cheltenhamdailyphoto said...

Hi again Liam! Thanks for the info - it's all really interesting. Did you catch anything there in that pic?

Jules this tree looks lovely and I'm guessing very tactile? I imagine the bark to be really smooth.

Donna said...

Tell Liam that I Loved his story!! Beautiful child!! Happy day sweetie!hughugs

Denton said...

Jules, thanks for sharing Liam's response.

Liam, if you read this I wanted to say thank you for sharing. You have a wonderful friend in Jules ... Personally I think photos and stories like this bring the world closer together.

photowannabe said...

I love guava juice but hadn't seen the tree before. The bark is fascinating. I love the kamakazie guava...LOL.

Squirrel said...

Hello Liam!

re: the fruit, the same thing happens here --apples on stop signs-- all around the high school. Kids put the fruit there. Now that it's cold, there is a frozen apple on a sign near my house.

Jilly said...

Absolutely great to read Liam's message. Guava. I don't believe we ever see them here - perhaps in speciality shops. Love the shot of the escaped fruit!

® ♫ The Brit ♪ ® said...

Hi Jules,
We have Guava fruit trees here in Brazil too... I love that fruit!
We have one in the garden but, like your's, the birds (and bats) always get the fruit before we can, so I mostly buy mine in markets and supermarkets.
It's so great living in a tropical country and having access to so many fruits that I had never had the opportunity to try in the U.K.

Liam's message was great! the houses truly are quite beautiful!
All the very best and have a great week!

Anonymous said...

I love guava, Its very tasty.

Guava Fruit said...

Thanks for the information which was not knowing. I find guava very tasty. It is good for health. It is rich in vitamin C. It is great for eyes and heart, skin, hair.

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