Wednesday, July 30, 2008

WW - Mother Nature's Self-Defense Mechanism

Click to embiggen for the full effect - these suckers are nasty looking!

No idea what this is, but it lines several of the boulevards in my town. Not exactly warm and cuddly now, is it?
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20 comments:

laughingatchaos said...

No, not a tree I'd care to hug. ;)

Indrani said...

We need them either way!
Happy WW!

Celeste said...

Doews look a bit prickly

The Right Blue said...

Oh, I've seen this tree in Egypt. I wish I could remember what it is called. You are right -- they really are nasty looking. But then, think of rose bushes, which also have thorns.

Michelle said...

ouch! not my kind of tree.. Happy ww. thanks for the blog visit.

Leora said...

Do they have Shade Tree committees in Israel? Here in Highland Park, NJ we have a shade tree committee that makes tree recommendations and tells us about the local trees. The old ones are dying of various diseases, so we have a lot of variety of new ones.

I wonder who picks the trees in Israel.

Cheri said...

Not something you'd want to climb.

Robin said...

I don't think so Leora, not that I've ever heard of anyway.

genny said...

Thats a thorny tree and its dangerous hahah...Happy WW!

Robert said...

Well now I'm glad I'm not a tree hugger! Ouchie

And btw, the concert was wonderful. :)

Amy-Happy Momma said...

Oh my gosh! That would hurt!! I bet no cats climb this tree. :D

Always Been Different said...

WOW! I have never seen anything like that before...learn something new everyday huh?

Thanks for sharing

Happy WW!

Jim said...

Hi Robin, I'm just returning your favor of visiting my Ruby (Red) Tuesday post with the red phone booth and my daughter talking there.

Happy WW, I'm wondering if monkeys could climb these trees? They are neat! Do they have fruit?

I have a parade on my WW (Little Photo Place) today, 13 of us bloggers from different places n the U.S. assembled in that town for Blogstock '08. We build our float and entered the parade as one project.
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napaboaniya said...

That's one tree I will hate to crash into!! :P

Nap Warden said...

Yeah, I don't want to give that tree a hug...

storyteller said...

Methinks I missed your WW … but I noticed it just now and feel like saying … I don’t think I’d like to hug this particular tree for sure, but it IS intriguing!
Hugs and blessings,

Shannon said...

Very cool looking!

Head Gaggler said...

Wow, very cool shot. I would love to know what these things are!

Natalie said...

It looks like a Ceiba speciosa or Silk Floss tree - we have a few at our zoo. The spikes/prickles store water during dry times and butterflys love this trees flowers! and the trees seed pods open up like cotton puffs.
Don't go sliding down the trunk of this tree!

Robin said...

Those giant cotton puffs that look like tent caterpillar cocoons are seed pods? I was sure they were full of creepy moths-in-waiting. Cool. Thanks for the info.