Thursday, December 30, 2010

Skywatch Friday

TheNorfolk Island Pine Araucaria cookii seems to be pointing to the sky vehemently in front of Crawford Hall in Mysore which houses the administration block of the Mysore University.
Although the Araucaria is not a native of India, it grows happily to great heights in Bangalore and Mysore. It is a favourite tree of gardeners of public gardens because of its shape and dark green colour. The Araucaria gets its name from Arauco district in Chile, which is its native place. The cookii part of its name is in honour of Captain Cook, who discovered the the tree in New Caledonia during his second voyage to Australia.The tree has hard wood which is sometimes used for building .
Wish you a very happy and fulfilling New Year.
You can see more sky pictures at http://skyley.blogspot.com

8 comments:

  1. Happy New Year have a wonderful 2011

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  2. I found the details very interesting! And on my dashboard I thought you'd posted a picture of a large bird1 Love the angle...wonderful!!

    Happy New Year!

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  3. Happy New Year! I like the crooked tree haha!

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  4. What a unique shape and it does look like a crooked tree, extending skywards.

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  5. Such a unique shape tree!
    Happy New Year!

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  6. That is some serious leaning on that conifer.

    Cher
    Goldenray Yorkies

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