Fairy lights tree

I am drawn to trees with character.  Knotted and gnarly trees.  Ancient trees.  Trees you don’t see often.  Like this Dap-Dap, at least that’s what the locals said its name is.

In a barrio, officials walked me around their village as part of a scheduled observation tour, and on the shore I noticed this tree among the coconuts.  You know rare when you see one.  My hosts confirmed my gut feel and told me that at night its fruits – tiny round lime greens and almost transparent – glow like fairy lights.  Many times, they continued, the fishermen from the village were guided back to shore by these.




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