Photos of birds, fish, flowers and miscellaneous things that catch my eye and instill a sense of wonder.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The Stately Banyan, Ficus benghalensis
A huge, stately old Banyan tree, Ficus benghalensis, growing in front of the Honolulu Zoo. Most of these Banyans were planted in the early to mid-1900s. Ficus benghalensis is considered sacred in India where massive trees sometimes shelter temples. Buddha is said to have reached Nirvana under the shade of a related tree, the sacred fig, Ficus religiosa.