Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Morning Sun on Morning Glory on Cabbage Palm

January 28, 2018

Walking through the parking lot, I saw the morning glories climbing the sabal (cabbage) palm as I approached the main path in South Lido Park. I took these little jewels, struck by slanted morning light, as a good omen for finding more photographs that morning, but the pickings overall turned out to be slim. While looking for a good external link to information about the sabal palm, I learned that the old frond bases—where this morning glory is tethered—are called bootjacks (scroll down that page). To learn another cool thing about sabal palms, click here and scroll down past the second photograph.

12 responses

  1. Bootjacks and saxophone growth, who knew? While we’re hardly warm enough for Morning glories yet, I did see a tiny English daisy (Bellis perennis) had come up in the grass near here, and buds are swelling….


    January 28, 2018 at 2:53 PM

    • Wow, your weather is definitely different from northern Ohio’s. If buds swelled in January in Ohio, I might not be in Florida now!


      January 28, 2018 at 4:19 PM

      • It’s because it doesn’t freeze very often here, and it’s wet. Most every day this month it’s been rainy and in the 40’s. Things move very slowly. We won’t necessarily go into full blown Spring any sooner than Oberlin, but we’ll have bits and pieces coming on for months.


        January 29, 2018 at 4:20 PM

  2. I learn something every day. Now I know what a bootjack is. Excellent shot, btw, Linda.


    January 28, 2018 at 4:15 PM

  3. Beautiful; wonderful lighting. A 🙂


    January 30, 2018 at 2:35 AM

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