Sunday, October 18, 2009

Purple Pods Living Amid Sand Dunes

While I was walking on the sand dunes admiring what lives on and in a sand dune, I saw these very interesting purple pods.

Look at the size, color, and texture. Very unique.

Enlarge the photo or look closely as ants are using these purple pods as a trail.


Today is Sunday, so we have new photos on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site. This week we are featuring photos of Tahiti. If you have not stayed in an over-water bungalow, click on the above link to see the view from Papeete, Tahiti to Moorea.

12 comments:

brattcat said...

They're beautiful. And ancient looking. I wonder if there is anything edible there in that plant.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Amazing detail on this photo, and another plant that manages to survive in harsh conditions.

Sharon said...

A very strange plant indeed. I wonder what is inside the pods.

glenda said...

These are very strange looking to me. Amazing what can survive in this harsh environment.

Jarart said...

Strange looking plants for sure. I wonder what it's called.

~Cheryl said...

What an ant trail! Maybe they are giving their little feet a break from the hot sand or are just taking the more scenic route!

robert said...

Never saw such a plant before.

What an amazing place it must be, where you can see such wonders.

A wonderful week for you.

Lachezar said...

Quite beautiful, amazing and unique as anything that makes a living in the desert!

gogouci said...

Looks like something I saw in a scene from Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Are you the 'real' Julie or the 'clone'?

Don and Krise said...

I have to admit I'm not familiar with this plant either. Something tells me you'll find out the name though. You're pretty efficient at doing your homework.

Jacob said...

I thought PODS were those big dumpster-like thingys they park in your driveway!

What kind of pods are these? It's amazing what one finds in the desert.

Excellent photograph, Julie!

Thérèse said...

A very interesting picture!
A treat probably for a botanist and undoubtedly for our eyes.

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