Banana tree in bloom and producing fruit (Musa x paradisiasca)
This montage is as much for my own benefit as for any other reason. I've never been to a place where bananas grow outside at a time of year when they were actually producing blooms and/or fruit, so seeing the cycle play out in this conservatory has been fun for me. You have to look closely, but there are bananas up at the tops of the fruiting stalks.
Apologies to all the smugmuggers whose shots I was unable to comment on yesterday. Last night either smugmug or my computer (or both) was going nuts. Comments I left for one shot were showing up under different shots or showing up nowhere. I felt I was in the twilight zone, and finally gave up. I'll try to catch up today.
Thanks for all your recent support of my photos, old and new.
Chosen for your enjoyment. Comments and constructive criticism are always welcome and appreciated for the spirit in which they are offered.
[starter comment 2/22/18]