Palm Leaves in Sleeping Turtles Preserve North 1
February 8, 2018
There may not be anything that senesces as beautifully as palm leaves. As they lose their life, they acquire a sinuousness that they did not have on the tree. And before they become crumbly, some almost glow. Here’s the first of four photographs of palm leaves I took at Sleeping Turtles recently.
February 8, 2018 at 8:58 PM
Thank you, Sue. They are brown, after all. 😉
February 8, 2018 at 8:59 PM
Oh, this is going to be good! 🙂 🙂 🙂 You used the word “senesces!” So impressive. My spell check doen’t understand it. Your points about the sinuousness are also interesting – true, they are very stiff on the tree. I usually don’t favor stiff plants but in palm, the stiffness makes them graphic and bold, and I love it. But I can totally go with the graceful demise, too. (The glow is like pewter).
February 8, 2018 at 9:58 PM
Thank you, Lynn. I confess that I learned “senesce” from my botanist husband. Palm leaves look good no matter what, I’m beginning to think.
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February 9, 2018 at 9:55 AM