April 13, 2010

Broccoli trees

Walking around the perimeter of Timberland Sports and Nature Club (see yesterday's post), an office mate pointed out these trees on the slope of the next hill. Since it is the middle of summer in the Philippines, most of our grasses and plants are brown, pale, thin, dry or downright bald, so these trees are striking for their lush, bright green leaves. They were too far to identify with any certainty, but another office mate said that they looked like broccoli and thus were they christened.

trees that look like broccoli from afar

Kidding aside, my guess is that they're mango trees.

27 comments:

Jacob said...

Nah...I'm sure they are Philippine Broccoli trees! If not, they should be. Rather striking on that otherwise dull-brown hillside!

Laura Abigail said...

Nice shot! I have no idea what kind of trees that are xD

bfarr said...

Whatever they are, they certainly stand out in the landscape.

Frank said...

Knock. Knock. Frank at Tampa Daily visiting the delicious world of Manila.

They are most defintely HUGE broccoli plants just waiting for the hungry masses.

Love your blog and always will.

Miss you Hilda!!

Tampa is gorgeous but I'm never here anymore. The hours are beyond long. Two hours of commute each day and 50+ hours at the office...I miss my blog world.

ρομπερτ said...

What a promissing colour that is. Being in Germany for a few days allowed to "enjoy" rain, yet back in Athens, it did not rain for nearly two months.
Please have a wonderful Tuesday.

daily athens

brattcat said...

Mmmm, whether broccoli or mango these trees look like an oasis of green life.

Boise Diva said...

Ah yes, my daughter calls broccoli "trees."

George said...

I wouldn't recognize a mango tree, but I think broccoli tree is entirely appropriate.

Don and Krise said...

How perfect Hilda. You gave us all a great chuckle today. Maybe you could photoshop some melted cheese poured over the top. ;-)

T. Becque said...

Now that you've said "broccoli", I can't see anything else when I look at the picture!

gogouci said...

Ooooh. Looks like a good broccoli harvest this season.

VP said...

I could believe it easily, thank for avoiding that!

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
Don and Krise wrote what «Louis» was thinking!

Saretta said...

Oh, the broccoli trees...of course! :-)

JM said...

And they do look like broccoli! :-) Lovely scenery and shot too!

Lois said...

They do look like broccoli! I like the comment about the cheese.

EG Wow said...

Funny, but they DO look like broccoli trees. Bet they don't taste he same though!

the donG said...

you made me laugh. they indeed looked like broccoli. when we were in calaguas the hills were all green which seemed like el nino didnt hit much on that side of the country. but as for this... wow!

Eleonora said...

A mango forest... Heaven!!!

mirage2g said...

My son always calls brocolli as little trees! haha, true too. Good to see them thriving despite the weather...but I think it rained today right?

Halcyon said...

I love it! If I ever see any, I'll know what they're called. :)

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Hilda,
Great series of this club. And the title for this particular picture is very funny! :)
Thanks for your visits to our blog!
God bless you!
Cezar

teJan said...

what a nice view and really eyes friendly trees! thanks for posting..good day!

Kaori said...

I love brocolli but love mangoes even more :D

Dina said...

Mango, broccoli--either way the trees sound exotic. :)

We in Israel are now going into the brown season, so I know how you felt to see this lush green.

Marie-Noyale said...

I do prefer Mangoes to broccoli!!!

Rob and Mandy said...

LOL! Can't stand the stuff. Rather go for the white version. Any cauliflower trees around???