Monday, February 7, 2011

Things You Won't See in Maine (TYWSIM) Vol. 1 Article 2

And I thought we were lazy going to Dunkin Donuts for coffee...

Granted, this wouldn't be fun if the weather was less than great, so there is another one in town that allows you to drive through the building and select your beverage and tobacco choices.  Because, everyone knows, you don't want to get any exercise by getting out of your car and actually walking to make your purchases.

These are mangrove trees that grow along the bank of the river.  You can find more information here "These trees have a unique relationship with salt water and poor soil that allow them to thrive.  Large roots holding the trees above the ground or water are characteristic of mangrove trees.  Mangrove trees survive salt water inundation by excreting it at the root level and by storing excess salt in leaves that later fall off."
These are located on a small island in the river near our "coffee swing."  "Mangrove trees are found all over the world in tropical and subtropical climates*. They are found in tidal zones, swamps and shorelines."

*This would explain why You Won't See Them In Maine.

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1 comment:

  1. I may not know much , but I do know one thing.

    That's a WHITE bird in that last picture!


    Lori W.