Friday, July 3, 2009

Kids and Trees

In the Philippines, children learn to climb trees at an early age. In addition to playing a variety of games in the trees, they quickly learn at a young age that once they can climb a tree, they can get a snack. Such knowledge becomes an over-whelming incentive.
Although many of the fruit trees are low and wide and easily accessible, the Mango and Coconut trees on the islands are often quite huge, but I have seen kids -- both boys & girls -- no more than nine or ten years old, shimmy up those trees so fast I could hardly get my camera up in time to photograph it.

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