Thursday, September 15, 2011

Dense Palm Grove

I suspect that you will be able to observe several unusual or unnatural things about the grove of palm trees in this photo. They are uniform in size, height, and they are growing in rows right next to a manicured lawn.

These are obviously planted, not growing wild in nature like this. I suspect you may also be able to guess why someone would plant such a dense, dramatic grove of mature palm trees all in the same place.

It will all make sense in the coming days, as I am beginning a new series today that I hope you will like.

This week we are showing photos of the Atacama Desert on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site, including the highest altitude geyser field on earth, high in the Andes Mountains in Northern Chile.

10 comments:

brattcat said...

dramatic, indeed.

Jacob said...

Love this! Did you know palm trees are not native to Florida? These look like what we call Royal Palms.

Thanks for the welcome back. Had a bit of knee surgery and am now in recovery, so will do what I can re blogging...

Best to you and yours!

JM said...

I love palm trees and this is fantastic!

Kate said...

Love this photo because of the vertical lines! Looking forward to your explanation. Speaking of explanation, I STILL cannot comment on Julie's blog...the only one. And it has been occurring for months. Perhaps the God's are against me?

Sharon said...

What a striking sight to see all those palm trees so close together and so uniform in size. I can't wait to find out why.

Jack said...

Yes, they must have been planted. Maybe it was originally intended as a farm, but plans changed.

Lois said...

I'm used to seeing pine trees planted like this, but not palms.

glenda said...

This looks pretty neat.

Bob Crowe said...

Windbreak for a golf course? Coconut farm?

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

May not be natural, but it a neat look.

Darryl and Ruth :)

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