(this marks day 40 of my goal to complete a 365-day photo project. I'd like to thank the people who visit my site and continue to encourage me. 325 to go !)
It's difficult to do justice to today's subject with a single photo due to its massive size. We were certainly impressed when we 'discovered' a number of specimans on Gasparilla Island. It seems that not everyone is equally impressed since apparently this non-native, virtually indestructible, fast growing 'plant' is also very invasive and will grow in almost any type of medium in the climate zones where it flourishes. This tree is known as a Cuban laurel.
(18-55mm f5.6 1/8 sec ISO200)