Sunday, November 14, 2010

If you don't watch out I'll cut you with my tree.

This is the 6th (of 7) illustrated story from my fiction project journal. You may recognize it from my side bar. To learn more about the fiction project visit You can enlarge my art to s...l...o...w...l...y read it. Poor sloths. I do have photos of some sloths we encountered during our Costa Rica travels. But I thought I would highlight some of the more unusual trees we encountered instead.

At Hacienda Baru we encountered the Pochote tree. Does it look sharp or what? Hacienda Baru is a wonderful wildlife refuge. It's jungle habitat inspired many of the stories in my journal.

This tree has been strangled.

This is a view from the hollow bottom looking all the way up to the top. The strangler fig is all that remains.

I don't know what this tree is. But I dare you to lean against it. We photographed it on our 1st Costa Rica trip inside the park called Manuel Antonio. Have you hugged a tree today?


DJan said...

Yikes! None of those trees look like huggers. They are all so... prickly! Great shots, though.

Wanda..... said...

Very unusual trees...I thought our locust with it's thorns looked fierce, but these are even more so! Loved the hollow tree, I've never heard of a stangling fig, interesting!

The Chair Speaks said...

Lovely pictures of interesting trees. Yes, I have seen these types during my treks in the jungle. We wouldn't dare touch them.

Twix said...

Yikes! That first one looks like it has shark teeth!

barb bjornson said...

Wouldn't want to lean up to any of these trees. How interesting, as always your blog is so entertaining. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

You are so good an artist with words and pens :-D

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh my goodness, what a wicked looking variety of trees. The first one looks like it has teeth.

Love that last photo Sharon, the angle and lighting are breathtaking.