Friday, April 1, 2011

Life on the edge

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This Apple of Sodom clings to a canyon wall near En Gedi, near the Dead Sea.
It has even managed to grow over a ledge and reach for the edge of the cliff.
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Wikipedia has a picture of the hollow and bitter fruit of the Calotropis procera.
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Edges are the theme for our April 1 City Daily Photo Theme Day.
Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.
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24 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

One who has a WHY to live, bears nearly every HOW.

Incredible picture ! Please have a good new month you all.

daily athens

Leif Hagen said...

It seems to be hanging on to the EDGE for dear life! Perfect photo for theme day!

Patsy said...

That is so very interesting,thanks for sharing.
Hope you are well, we are having a cold spring in Arkansas but the flowers and trees are leafing out.

J Bar said...

Great choice for an edge day post.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Jilly said...

What a great theme day post, Dina. Love your take on the word and of course I love this brave little tree.

Pietro said...

Astonishing. Nature is always wonderful and thrilling.

Petrea said...

A beautiful depiction of life's edges, Dina.

cieldequimper said...

Which suddenly reminds me that my tiny olive tree didn't make it :-( but this little beauty seems to hang on.

DawnTreader said...

Wonderful. It looks like it's climbing upwards ;)

Kay said...

That's an amazing photo. That plant deserves to live. It's a good thing it's not in my garden since I've got a brown thumb and can kill any plant you give me.

Mo said...

A great interpretation of todays edges

VP said...

I can't imagine something more on the edge than this!

Isreview said...

Simply beautiful!
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Nathalie said...

Now THAT's what you can call living on the edge!!! My heart sank when I saw this poor tree's amazing survival feat.

Winchester Daily Photos said...

some things manage to thrive no matter what

Adullamite said...

Great Picture

Francisca said...

On the edge, really! I like how your mind works, Dina. What a terrific take on the theme.

SKIZO said...

BeautifulWorkThankYouForSharing:)

JM said...

Great find, love it!

Eki said...

Nature is certainly hardy when it gets to trying to survive ...

I like this picture, Dina.

By the way, why is the tree called the apple of Sodom?

Dina said...

Shalom friends, thanks for your comments.

Eki, Tapuach Sdom became in English the Sodom Apple. It was known in antiquity and was said to grow near the city of Sodom, on the Dead Sea.
Its fruit looks as big as a green apple but it is hollow, just full of air.
Wiki says the plant is native to western and southern Asia and North Africa.

Typically Dutch said...

What a wonderful picture !

spacedlaw said...

Plants can be SO stubborn.

Buck said...

A glorious realisation of the theme! Love it! And educational as well!!