Lonely life in the desert

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The Tree of Life is pictured on a cloudy winter afternoon
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The setting sun presents a stunning backdrop to the Tree
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No other tree for miles around. That is the peculiarity of the Tree

This is perhaps one of the world’s loneliest trees.
Bahrain’s Tree of Life, reportedly around 500 years old, is also number 6 in a list of the world’s seven most amazing trees.
The mesquite tree sits at the highest point in the barren desert, miles from the another natural tree and is thought to have tap roots reaching hundreds of feet down to aquifers.
The site, also recently home to a major excavation project, is a well-known tourist attraction, particularly in the winter, and a venue during the night of musical and dance concerts featuring some of the world’s best-known ensembles and theater groups.

 

 

5 Comments Add yours

  1. priyankamoraes says:

    Lovely shots! Nice bit of trivia ……TREE -mendous to be standing alone , braving the harsh weather .

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    1. singhcircle says:

      Yes, it’s real harsh weather here. 50C plus in the peak of summer

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      1. priyankamoraes says:

        Gosh that’s scorching ! But what I pick from the tree is a message by papa gave me a long time ago – if you are well rooted , you can survive anything ! Well applies here figuratively and literally !!

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  2. writenlive says:

    Beautifully captured! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. singhcircle says:

      Thank you

      Like

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