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Figs and Fig Leaves

By pamelajean
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Image taken at The Vyne, a National Trust property in Basingstoke.

One of the world’s oldest trees, the fig tree can be traced back to the earliest historical documents and features prominently in the Bible. Figs are native to the Middle East and Mediterranean and were held in such high regard by the Greeks that laws were once created to prevent their export.

The edible fig is one of the first plants that was cultivated by humans. Nine subfossil figs of a parthenocarpic type dating to about 9400–9200 BC were found in the early Neolithic village Gilgal (in the Jordan Valley). The find predates the domestication of wheat, barley, and legumes, and may thus be the first known instance of agriculture. It is proposed that this sterile but desirable type was planted and cultivated intentionally, one thousand years before the next crops were domesticated (wheat and rye).


Tags: Fruit Flowers and plants Mediterranean Middle east ficus tree feg mulberry family moraceae ficus carica pear-shaped

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franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2018 6:13PM
Very nice, Pamela.
21 Feb 2018 6:24PM
Excellent Pamela, composition and detail is spot on,
KingArthur 15 8 Malta
21 Feb 2018 6:24PM
Beautiful shot, wonderful lighting and colours ..... nicely done Pamela.

Joe Smile
21 Feb 2018 7:12PM
Beautiful image
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2018 7:13PM
A beautiful shot and you should go back when they are ripe!
RSK 11 6 Canada
21 Feb 2018 7:26PM
Excellent close up,colors & details exceptional,well taken Pam.

21 Feb 2018 7:31PM
Superb image, Pamela.
Perfectly presented with a great narrative.Smile
bricurtis Plus
16 2.5k 51 England
21 Feb 2018 8:18PM
Beautifully photographed - very complimentary bg. I like figs, was unaware of their history though.Interesting.
ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
21 Feb 2018 8:21PM
Yes, what would we do without fig leaves?

Nice work, PJ.
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
21 Feb 2018 8:23PM
Great shot Pamela...I love figs, our local supermarket has some in stock and I bought some yesterday
21 Feb 2018 9:11PM
The detail and clarity are excellent, Pamela.
Have they completed the repairs to the roof - we visited last year and the house was covered in plastic sheeting?
It did make for some interesting photo opportunities when we were able to see the work taking place.

RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
21 Feb 2018 9:56PM
A really beautiful image with those fresh yellow leaves; and such a full, interesting and informative intro that adds so much to one's appreciation.
21 Feb 2018 9:59PM
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
21 Feb 2018 10:04PM
A beautiful visual description of the figs--leaves and stems!
Figs are not common where I live--It may be too cold!?
capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2018 10:18PM
Excellent with a lovely bg.Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2018 10:22PM
Very stylish.
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2018 10:45PM
wonderful tones bringing this all together!!
perfectly presented to top off the excellent photography Pamela
21 Feb 2018 11:23PM
A lovely image Pamela. When we go to France in September, I like to pick these fresh off the trees. There is nothing like it...beautiful. Pam
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
22 Feb 2018 10:01AM
I must say I do like figs, they're very tasty! Tongue And I love your figs here, Pamela, very nicely captured and presented, with excellent detail Smile
Trev Smile
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2018 10:01AM
Exquisite detail and beautifully presented Pamela.
Peter GrinGrin
CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2018 11:21AM
A beautiful shot and presentation. The detail on the leaves is so good.
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
22 Feb 2018 5:41PM
The image looks almost flipped vertically.

I remember as a younger teenager, a popular expletive (before we aged a bit and learned other words) was, "Oh, figs!" or "I don't give a fig!"

Mike_Smith Plus
14 807 2 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2018 7:42PM
Beautiful sharp capture Pam, nice background too
25 Feb 2018 3:08AM
The humble fig, the huge ones grown in tropical zones are a sight to behold. Great narrative Pam and shot !!
Fig leaf was worlds first article of clothing ??

cheers walt
9 3 8 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2018 10:00PM
A great image and a fine lesson in Fig history!Wink
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2018 10:08PM
Wonderful composition... Beautifully caught...
Isabel GrinGrin
15 Mar 2018 3:59PM
Lovely colours and detail and an excellent background to suit.


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