Sea-Buckthorn and Melon
Painting courtesy of Vitaly Shchukin on Flicker
link to this and many other wonderful watercolors of various subjects -http://flic.kr/p/6oJMXY
Sea Buckthorn courtesy of Umbrella Shot link - http://flic.kr/p/9cqDq5
From Olri link- http://flic.kr/p/68ACXo
Original painting by Gill Barron
Lastly, this is a photo I have been aware of for a while. It is described as depicting an Ancient Sea Buckthorn Forest. Nyima, leader of Chomo Village in Cona County of Lhoka Prefecture introduced:" In ancient time, Tibetans started to protect the Sea Buckthorn forest, which had been called as "La xin"(the plants with souls in Tibetan). At present, the Sea Buckthorn forest is not open to tourists. I hope in future, the fruits of Sea Buckthorn could bring profits for local Tibetans."