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Thursday, April 23, 2015

T is for...

This is my 6th year for doing the challenge. To learn more go to The A to Z Challenge Blog.

This year it's all about the 
The A to Z of

In which I will describe, show pictures of, and otherwise expound on plants and animals mentioned in the novel.

T is for Tamarind
The Sacred Nursery, where mother lizards go to lay their eggs, is hidden within the log of a long dead tamarind tree that was blown down in a terrible hurricane. Tamarinds can live many 100s of years and were thought of as spirit trees. They were trees where people gathered under cool feathery shade to have resolve issues and tell stories. I've always been partial to tamarinds.

The brown pods are a delightfully sour fruit. They are ingredients in things like 
BBQ sauce and marinades.

 The flowers look kind of like orchid sprays.


  1. Those pods grow on the tree? How wild - I've never seen anything like it.

  2. Beautiful and edible? Sounds like my kind of tree.

  3. The beautiful shade of the Tamarind Tree. I miss those pesky brown pods that were everywhere.

  4. I suppose the Tamarind grows only in warm climates. But my son (in Montana) lives on Tamarind St. It must have some connecton to Mt.

  5. Have never seen a Tamarind tree before!! Thank you!

  6. Wow, not sure I'm familiar with that tree.

  7. Sounds magical! I have to say - I thought a tamarind was a monkey. :)

  8. Hi Bish - I don't use tamarind that often, but do know of it .. however seeing that huge tree is really special .. now I have more interest ...

    Love the thought of the Sacred Nursery ... old trees harbour much and can nurture many despite their age ..

    Great place for the lizards .. cheers Hilary


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