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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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Taken on November 3, 2007