Similarities in “Nature”

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The whole secret of the study of nature lies in learning how to use one’s eyes

George Sand
Silk Floss Tree | Ceiba Speciosa

“Mother Nature speaks in a language understood within the peaceful mind of the sincere observer.”

Red Silk Cotton Tree | Bombax Ceiba

“The earth has it’s music for those who will listen.”

The Silk Floss trees are in bloom right now and needless to say they are a sight to behold. I am reminded of another eye catching flowering tree, the Red Silk Cotton tree.

I cannot help but note how similar the two are!

Red Silk Cotton in bloom in spring

Both shed their leaves and the leaf(less) tree can be seen in full bloom with vibrantly colored flowers. While Silk floss does so in late autumn through winter, the Red Cotton Silk does so in late winter through spring.

Silk Floss in bloom in autumn

Both have pod like fruits that burst open to reveal what looks like cotton or kapok. This lesser quality cotton from both trees are used as filling for pillows and like. The Red Silk Cotton fibrous filling is known as “semul” while that of Silk Floss is called “reshami ruee

Fruit pods of Red Silk-Cotton pop open to reveal the ‘semul’ cotton
A sight to behold —Silk Floss flowers

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Have you too noticed such similarities in “nature”?

Nature is man’s teacher. She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eye, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence.

Alfred Billings Street

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Monika Ohson | TravelerInMe

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