Palm Trees

It is a beautiful morning in the desert today. Let’s look at some palm trees in my neighborhood.

We got small ones. That’s my house, by the way.  Looks like every other house, just the colors are different.
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We got tall ones.
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Short, fat ones.
And some that look like pineapples on sticks.
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Some have sparklers. Still others have dates that hang down in huge clusters, but I didn’t see any of those today. These are all right around my house.
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Some have fronds that look like this.
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While others have fronds that look like this.
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Some provide lots of shade.
Some don’t. Some are smooth.
And others are rough and thatched. These are all well-maintained trees, they prune them twice a year with a cherry picker. Otherwise they’d have dead fronds hanging all the way down their trunks.
They have one thing in common, though. They can really withstand the wind.

We saddle up the pony today and tomorrow we roll north. We’re going to Pismo Beach, where we lived for a while, to feel some cool weather and see old friends. Although it’s beautiful here today!

I love it when you step outside in the early morning and it’s like 75 degrees (instead of 90) and you go, “Wow! It’s cool!” It’s like a gift. To remind you of  how wonderful it will be when the summer heat is gone.

Have a great week!


  1. 70-75 is my perfect temp! Have fun in Pismo...I love it there...

  2. Palm trees come in such a wide variety I guess. Never knew that! Your area is really beautiful too-lucky girl:)

    Have a good time and drive carefully. Enjoy the weather:)

  3. I love your blog, Rian! Beautiful pics, stories and adventures.


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