This is a photo challenge to take a picture a week, for 52 weeks. We have multiple contributors posting from around the world on the same theme by Sunday night. The weekly themes are listed at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!
Sunday, October 13, 2013
New leaves appearing on the Acacia tree just below our house. Giraffes just love these leaves and curl their tongues around the stem, pulling the leaves off and....somehow.... miss the humungous thorns!!
Some of the thorns have a sort of bulbous part near the stem....these usually have a hole in them. The wind whistles through these holes and the common name for this particular Acacia is 'Whistling Thorn'.