Sunday, 20 November 2011

The gorgeous almost ballerina like Baobab flower opens at dusk, just on sunset. The whole process of the bud slowly splitting open to reveal the the white, creamy flower, takes around an hour. The flowers really stand out in the dark, which are Bat pollinated, so therefore can be seen from quite a way. The flower, sadly, only lasts for one night and starts deteriorating rapidly as the sun rises. I managed to take a snap of this one early in the morning, but think it is past it's prime. My next goal is to be able to record and watch a bud opening.......An African folklore .......... "anyone who dares pick a flower will be eaten by a lion"........eeeeeek glad there are no lions around Tete, infact sadly, not much game at all :(

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