Sunday, September 30, 2007
Pau-brasil in the Amazon
This picture of a Pau-brasil at Bosque Santa Lucia was taken during the peak of dry season two years ago. As you can see, there's not one leaf on the tree, which was four-years old at that time. I had given it several liters of water every day but the summer was a mean one! Four months without any rain, 2 degrees below the equator is nothing to sneeze at, so to speak. But rain is God-sent and the tree bounced back very quickly after the first rain. So did everything else. My helper at the Bosque at that time, an old man of 72, said it. You can water plants day and night but only a rain can bring life back!