Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

Some of the trees here in Panama are massive, on a scale that is unusual in the US. We were out biking yesterday and took a break in the shade of this one.

The tangles and twists of the branches are amazing!

The tangles and twists of the branches are amazing!

More tangles and aerial roots

More tangles and aerial roots

You can get an idea of the scale of this beautiful tree when you see my friend and our bicycles below.

You can get an idea of the scale of this beautiful tree when you see my friend and our bicycles below.

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About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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4 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

  1. Hugo Ernst says:

    I’ve been thinking about your trees and the sizes, and the reasons. Besides being different species, there three good reasons, 1. Upper North America, we have winter and the heavy snow, ice and wind (Tornadoes), things that destroy our trees. 2. Lower North America, the Hurricanes tear them up. 3. While you have different wet and dry season, the trees really can grow, at different speeds, but all year long.

    They are different, but as you say, beautiful

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    • Yes indeed, there is very little to destroy a tree. Sometimes it does get very windy in the summer but the stronger trees can tolerate that, so they can be literally hundreds of years old. It doesn’t get chilly here either. There are also palms and flowers flourishing here that I could never manage to grow in Florida.

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  2. Kris, We are making our second trip to the David and Boquete area. I would like the contact information to your attorney as we are ready to start the process as retirees. Thank you.

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