The Mighty Fig Tree: #ThursdayTreeLove

The Mighty Fig Tree: #ThursdayTreeLove


“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.


18 thoughts on “The Mighty Fig Tree: #ThursdayTreeLove

  1. Wow! This is amazing. I have never seen that. I once posted a Fig tree but it weren’t the trunk that had the fruits. I am wondering if this is a variety?
    What a lovely picture and sure a great memory for you. Thank you for joining, Natasha.

  2. you stole my heart by quoting Sylvia Path… :))) And not to forget the lovely figs and the tree. A solace to the heart it feels, and as these fruits burst open, its a promise that yes life sure gets going!

  3. You know what, you are beautiful!!
    I just came back from office after a long and hectic and I was thinking what I am going to do to relax my mind.. And I thought the best is to read Natasha’s Article. I am very much at peace now… This is how your writing helps my soul n mind to relax.

    Thank you so much
    Lots of love!!

  4. I love fresh figs which are not easily available everywhere in India. In Bangalore, you can surely get them and in a few more cities.

    1. True Arvind. I absolutely adore fresh figs and we don’t get them here. Such a damper. We may have to move to South India or Pune/ Maharashtra in that case.

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