The gutter tree of our Tours AirBnB

May 28, 2021

Last weekend my wife and I visited Tours and had a lovely time there. One of the perks of the place we stayed was that it had a small interior courtyard with a bike rack, where we could safely stow our bikes.

In that courtyard was also a handsome fig tree! See it pictured below.

A courtyard fig.

This tree was growing out of a gutter in the courtyard, right through a bench. Here is a detail of its base, in the gutter.

The base of the fig.

A friend of mine said that figs will grow anywhere that their roots are strong. Here is some evidence!

On the trip, we also saw a big beautiful tree on a south-facing hillside along the Loire basin, already heavy with figs. I didn’t snap a picture of it though.