Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Around where I live there are lots of Saga trees (Adenanthera pavonia). I have a mental map of their location as they drop the most gorgeous little red seeds. They are pretty irresistible. After I’d finished drawing tree roots (see previous post), I rewarded myself by picking up exactly 100 seeds. I’ve put them in an empty olive oil bottle we picked up a couple of years ago in Australia. 100 seeds doesn’t really look much – I wonder how many it will take to fill the bottle?! I can’t compete with the Singapore Science Centre which apparently has the largest collection of saga seeds in the world – I’ll have to check that out – they’re aiming to collect one million!