Saturday, March 29, 2014

Still-bare trees and soon a dog park

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Every roundabout in Meitar has a different centerpiece.
This one has two silk floss trees with sharp spikes on the trunk.
If you enlarge the photo you can see what looks like big cotton balls hanging from the branches.
So far they are slow in getting their leaves back, but soon the trees will be like the silk floss tree I showed you in August, full of flowers.
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In back of the traffic circle is Gan HaZeitim, Olive Tree Park.
Inside it,  the local council is planning to build a dog park.
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11 comments:

William Kendall said...

That's unlike any tree I've seen before!

Dina said...

William, I said the same when I moved down here last August!

cieldequimper said...

A tennis ball tree! How marvellous! :-)

Now, does that mean that dogs will... er... there?

Dina said...

Ciel, actually the roundabout is right across and down from the tennis courts. Dog owners scout around for lost tennis balls.
I assumed a dog park means where dogs can run and play without a leash. I would be glad if all Meitar's dogs would poop there in the future instead of on our sidewalks.

Suzanne said...

Kind of weird, they almost look like avocados!

Petrea Burchard said...

Dogs will definitely poop in the dog park. Here the owner is required to pick it up. It works if all the owners gently police each other in the spirit of keeping the park as nice as possible. Soon it will be all dirt anyway, but at least it won't be poopy dirt.

Sarah Beuzeville said...

I love the trees. They look beautiful even without their leaves. Here in my city we have several dog parks - they are popular. It is local government law here that dog owners have to pick up the poop. Doesn't matter whether it's in the park or on the street. If caught you can be fined! However there is still poop around and I've never seen a council ranger fining anyone!

Karl Demetz said...

These trees are completely new to me, never seen before.

cieldequimper said...

There are places here where dogs are supposed to. But it seems they never want to (even if some owners try...)

VP said...

A very nice park... and I agree with ciel!

José Mendonça said...

I love these trees!