See my introduction to this album in my article in my blog, Body Parts, here: http://shroudedindoubt.typepad.com/bodyparts/2006/09/pepper_trees_my.html (Copy and paste into your browser's address box.)
The tree has height, but it is not from the trunk. The trunk is perhaps fifteen feet high. The branches reach up and elevate the tree. The evening sunlight illuminates a corolla on the foliage due to the pattern of light and shadow created by trees behind the photographer.