I’m not sure how this papaya came to be abandoned on this step, but it got the attention of several gold dust day geckos, which are partial to a bit of fruit.
Papayas are a curious plant. The leaves cluster at the top of a single slender trunk. The fruit grows directly from that trunk. The scars on the trunk mark where earlier fruits and leaves appeared. The plants grow quickly and fall over readily. And, of course, they produce generous quantities of papayas.
Having said that, what I liked about this particular papaya tree was the light illuminating it.