Saturday, October 15, 2005

Pachira Aquatica

This flower reminds me of a shaving brush that I used to see in the Indian barber shops when I was a child. Shaving in those days was a more ritualistic affair then compared with shaving nowadays where the deed is performed in minutes using an electric shaver. I have seen this particular tree in the Botanic Gardens flower a few times and each time that I saw the flowers, I counted myself lucky.

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