Sunday, July 13, 2014

Reading Palms

The other day, I posted photos comparing the beaches of Brooklyn with the beaches of Fuengirola (click here for "Dueling Beaches"). Many people thought it was obvious which was Fuengirola by the presence of palm trees. I thought I'd show you that Coney Island, Brooklyn, has palm trees, too. Well, palm TREE. (Click the images to make the trees grow.)

THE CONEY ISLAND PALM (TAKEN IN DECEMBER 2013).
IT'S A REFRESHING AND FUN SHOWER IN SUMMER.
OUR PALM TREES, LIKE THIS ONE ACROSS THE STREET,
JUST SIT THERE... LOOKING BEAUTIFUL.

18 comments:

  1. Mitchell. I don't like US palms I prefer Spanish ones.

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    1. Gosia:
      There are places in the US that have palms just like the "Spanish ones." They're not all plastic!

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  2. I like the fact that the Coney Island palm is a shower, but I do prefer the Spanish palm.

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  3. Yours is a very fine and upright specimen.

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    1. Andrew:
      People have been telling me that for years.

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  4. Reminds me of being in Redlands, CA years ago on retreat and looking up into a palm tree and realizing that it was (a) fake and (b) a radio tower of some sort.

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    1. Michael:
      I remember those! Some are so realistic.

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  5. Well, if you put it this way....I too prefer the palm opposite you. And, great photo by the way!

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    1. Jim:
      But I can't figure out where the shower controls are!

      Thanks. I was really pleased with that shot.

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  6. Palm trees are no longer exotic, like they were meant to be.
    I've seen palm trees in Rhode Island - real ones. (see this post: http://reluctantrebel.blogspot.com/search?q=Misquamicut)
    We even have a palm tree farm in Connecticut, see the bottom of this post: http://reluctantrebel.blogspot.com/2009/10/back-to-reality.html
    Is nothing sacred?

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    1. Frank:
      Thanks for the links. I wonder what kind of palms these are. I know there are hardy palms, but I understand they're hardy only to a point and prefer hot summers.

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  7. the only palms I saw today were hungry for tips.

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    1. Kristi:
      I know! Do I want shade... or a shower?

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  9. We've got many Palms here... but not so close to the water's edge!

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    1. Sheree:
      Yep. You've got A LOT of palms. We've got them scattered on the beaches, but ours are also mostly along the street.

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