Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

At the Venice Myakka River Park—2

January 25, 2016

I grew up in the northern U.S. knowing palm trees only by postcards and cartoons. They were always depicted in idealized shapes with no messy aspects. Although I’ve now spent more than a decade seeing palm trees in the raw, it still amuses me to see that they are not all ideal in shape and can be quite messy. The lower fronds turn brown and fall off. If they are near streets, the spent fronds and leaf bases can clutter the roadway. Northerners—at least I—never imagine this. I wonder what other preconceptions I unwittingly hold.

12272015 Venice Myakka River Park-8

5 responses

  1. I’m moving there in a month or so….love that park and all of the amazing plants and beasties😊


    January 25, 2016 at 9:09 AM

    • There are so many parks in the Venice area—have fun exploring!

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      January 25, 2016 at 9:11 AM

      • Looking forward to it…love taking the ferry to the south Venice beach to go shark tooth hunting too😊


        January 25, 2016 at 12:28 PM

  2. leslie organ

    i’ve always loved the comment, “it isn’t what we don’t know but what we know for sure that causes us problems.”. thx for the photos of real palms in varied states. this one’s lovely.


    January 27, 2016 at 10:30 AM

    • Thank you, Leslie. Your quotation is a good one to remember.


      January 27, 2016 at 11:41 AM

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