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    You know, I've lived in the Pacific Northwest five years now, and I'm still learning new things about the flora and fauna every day. I just discovered that we have fig trees growing all over the neighborhood.

    I've seen lots of ficus trees in other cities, including the huge one in San Diego's Balboa park, but I've never actually seen figs growing on a tree before. They seem to be attached directly to the branch with no twig.

    What I find fascinating with this particular one is the markings on the branch. I assume they're from previous figs, but they look just like the inside of a fig!

    I don't know if these are unripe or simply a green variety. It seems kind of late in the year for unripe figs, our first frost is overdue.

    Anyway, I think these are intriguing and beautiful.

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    1. Noël Zia Lee 89 months ago | reply

      Another shot with better detail of the flower end:

      Big Fig_filtered

    2. Gert *1957* [deleted] 89 months ago | reply

      The Nature Group
      Pretty, both of them.

    3. rosegarden432 89 months ago | reply

      really beautiful ... i love, love, love this image ... and i really love figs!

    4. catmc 89 months ago | reply

      We had a small fig tree in the backyard on Ipava Dr. I don't remember ever eating any. I do remember I was reading a lot of Bible in those days and being impressed that maybe Jesus ate from trees just like that.

    5. Maggie's World ... 89 months ago | reply

      Ineresting and very pretty.

    6. Red~Star 89 months ago | reply

      We have fig trees here? Wow...that's news to me. What awesome close ups...i love the shape and green color of thse.

    7. *labaronesa* 89 months ago | reply

      Two fabulous shots. Ah, the images that figs conjure up....sumptuous fabrics....tables of exotic food...tight-bodied men....ohhhhh...but I digress. I have so enjoyed your photos!!

      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

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