“I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked.” – Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
The Mighty Fig Tree
On our arrival at Balur Estate, Chikamaglur this August, the first thing that grabbed our attention was this mighty beautiful fig tree. It really caught my fancy, as I’d never seen a fig tree. And wonder of wonders, I never knew figs grew out of the tree trunk. Can you spot the figs growing on the bark? I have a #WordlessWednesday post dedicated to these “Giant Figs”.
There were actually two fig trees. The trees were recently trimmed by the estate staff, as they claimed they grew enormous branches that spread out like a giants limbs. During our two-day stay at the stunning coffee plantation, we sat each morning by our doorsteps that over looked the two mighty fig trees. The trees opened out their limbs languorously to the misty mountains across. This while the rain kissed the trees and drenched the entire landscape, in a glorious embrace.
Linking up with our beautiful tree lady, Parul for her Thursday Tree Love- 47.