Palm Tree, Fort Lauderdale FL

Never mind that palm trees are to be found in California, in the American southwest, and in Florida (and that’s just the ones I know).  Early associations trump adult learning.  Forget the cedars of Lebanon: to me, palm trees speak now and always of the Middle East, of desert and sand dunes, of Bethlehem.

Nighttime shot looking up at palm tree, full-ish moon, and a cloudy sky.

Merry Christmas.



    1. Isabel Gibson

      Laurna – I don’t suppose palms are indigenous to Arizona either, but they’ve found a welcome there nonetheless. (Refugee trees, perhaps?) I’ve not seen the Holy Land except in photos – I think it looks better in Bible illustrations . . .

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