Looking at Palms

All of the images above were taken a few years ago, at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, Florida.

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Here’s another take on palms, in front of the Wilmington, North Carolina courthouse:

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And another view of palms, in the Palm House at the Conservatory, New York Botanical Garden, New York City:

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And my most recent take on palms…

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Fronds of the Windmill Palm, Trachycarpus fortunei, photographed at Everett Arboretum in Everett, Washington.


31 comments

  1. Love palms, maybe it’s because the street I grew up on was named Isle of Palms! πŸ™‚ Anyway, loved #9, the simplicity and the blue/greens were striking. Also #12 looked perfectly aquatic, like you had taken it under water! Awesome Lynn!

  2. I used to have a very intense relationship with palm trees…had close to 20 of them in the front and back yards of the house in Arizona…Queen, Canary Island Date, and Mexican Fan palms…they were beautiful, incredible sometimes…and a lot of work…most of the rest of the time. πŸ™‚

  3. Your palm pictures really inspire me to look more closely at the date palms I see around me all the time in Oman. Your photos are beautiful as always, Lynn. I especially love the 2nd, 3rd and 4th ones and all the close up of the fronds. πŸ™‚

    • Cool! Thank you Cathy – yes, take more photos of date palms – from every angle, in every light. For the bottom group I wasn’t all that close, and I was moving the camera, plus there was a breeze – you just have to work with the wind sometimes. Anyway, it made the fronds shudder in the most peculiar way, and I was trying to get the sense of that in the images.

  4. There is quite a range here Lynn, and I think they represent your desire to ‘grow’. The earlier photos are bold, strong and sharp and reveal a level of self-confidence. The later ones are more experimental. There are some beautiful areas within pictures and I like the handling of colour, but I feel that in some cases you have included too much. Obviously its just personal preference, but I would like to experiment with closer cropping.

  5. Lynn, these are exquisite! You’ve transported us right back to 34.693N, 77.127W…a favorite paddling area in the NC Outer Banks, where we’ve managed to get lost in seagrass (uh, zostera marina?). Thanks for this post. Wow!

    • How nice! My son was at LeJeune; I was visiting. I imagine one could get a serious burn, paddling around those islands & marshes. Very pretty area. And, Latin name of a grass? Please! Grasses are hard!


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