Thursday, May 26, 2011

a trip to Cairns

So I managed to escape the cold wet Sydney May weather for a little sojourn in Cairns - a tropical paradise in Australia.

A beachcombing session near Ellis beach on the way to Port Douglas turned up a multitude of these brown seed pods.  They remind me of Rudraksha seeds - those seeds made into Bhuddist rosaries.

If anyone knows what they are I'd love to know.  In the meantime they have had holes drilled through and are currently strung on the kitchen wall.


Kathryn said...

They are a native Burdikin Plum Seed. Grow native around Bundaberg( tropical). Large seed with only a couple of millimeters of flesh on the outside.

Gabby Malpas said...
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Gabby Malpas said...

With typos corrected!

Thanks Kathryn!

A plum! who'd have thought it. The seeds have been drilled and are hanging up on my wall - they are so beautiful.