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Baobab Tree - Mozambique

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By J'nette on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 08:45 am: Edit Post

According to The Oprah Magazine, January 2006 issue, Mozambique is the only place on earth where the baobab tree grows on the beach.

" LEGEND has it that when the giant baobab was created, it was the most beautiful tree in the Garden of Eden - but also the vainest. It complained that none of the places where the Creator offered to plant it did justice to its beauty. Eventually, to teach the arrogant baobab a lesson, the Creator planted it face down, with its roots reaching into the air. From that day, the baobab has been known as the 'upside down' tree. "
*The O Magazine, January 2006, page 39*

baobab tree

Made by Joey, a local artist, from the Robertson region.


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