Thursday, 8 January 2009

No Dates

On a fairly regular basis Laurie taunts those of us in the Great White North with her palm tree photos. We just smile.

After all, there is a reason Vancouver is known as Lotus Land. 

I've always found it kind of nutty but ten or twenty years ago palm trees of one sort and another started to appear around town. I suppose it's been good for the nursery business, I understand they cost a fortune.

I was out looking for puddles to photograph when I came across these. 


10 comments :

Virginia said...

Holy Moly! Now that's what a call a great picture. Laurie will have a fit over this one. you just found your Photo of the Year for 2009. Don't delete it.

Laurie said...

Hey! What are my beloved palms doing freezing their little fronds off?

V is right, W... I'm having a fit over this one. It's just so odd to see tropicals growing in the snow.

Now I need to find a SoCal mountain snow picture to taunt you with.

Sharon said...

Avignon has a picture today of a palm tree in front of a bakery with a blizzard going on. It must be a day for freezing fronds!

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Of what a cool pic. Tropical and Arctic meet in Lotus Land.

JM said...

I'm amazed! Palm trees and snow is something I've never seen before! They must be extremely healthy to resist the cold. Fantastic!

Kris said...

They must put them in electric blankets overnight!

Babzy said...

Great shot, i love palm trees ! I saw some of them in nothern Scotland on the west coast ,whitch surprising me too !

PinkPanthress said...

Oh, Dear! o_O
Won't they freeze to 'death' that way? -Besides that, I really like the harsh difference this creates in the photo!

Lois said...

We have a lot of palm trees here but what a strange sight to see them in the snow! I had no idea they could survive the cold. Great picture!

Chuck Pefley said...

Quite a leap from puddle to palm tree :)