“Who am I?” – part 2

Saigon corner

Hello brothers and sisters,

I’m Vietnam terminalia catappa, people also call me tropical almond but I like terminalia catappa better. I’m seven and a half months old. Thanks to sunshine, rain, wind… and chị Hương’s care and love, my leaves are green and my stems are strong. I’ll be taller and bigger than that, to bring joy and happiness to people. I’m so happy now.

I have several brothers and sisters too. All of us come from the seeds chị Hương found under a Flamboyant tree and a Libidibia ferrea tree, probably brought there by the squirrels from the huge old terminalia catappa trees across the street.

Chị Hương sowed all the seeds at the same time, but I came out of the seed early. Other ones came out later at much different times. The smallest brother is only one day old now. Another brother is five days old, a sister is one week old. Before them is a one-month-old guy. 

And I’m seven and a half months old! Isn’t that crazy! Chị Hương sowed all our seeds at the same time! And I’m only the second in the family. My oldest brother in the picture below is eight months old. And chị Hương wrote about him in “Who am I” – part 1.

This is my oldest brother, eight months old, standing regally among several surrounding areca plants.
I’m seven and a half months old. I’m the second in the family.
This brother is one month old.
The smallest brother is only one day old now. . Another brother is five days old, and a sister is one week old. Three of them grow under the shade of uncle Coconut.

Around me stand my other relatives – one mango plant, one coconut plant, two longan plants, several orange plants, several areca plants, several passion fruit vines… We have a large tribe!

Auntie Mango.
Uncle Longan One and uncle Longan Two.
A group of my baby Orange cousins.
This is my auntie Ginger.
My big family in chị Hương’s garden.

I have a very big family, thanks to chị Hương tender and gentle love. She gives food and drink and loving care every day. We love her! And we’re happy to know you in The Banana Garden too.

Bye bye! Have a gooooooooood day!

Your terminalia catappa,

Saigon corner

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