Tuesday, August 3, 2010

(Day 215) The queen next door

As you can probably tell from some previous posts I'm enthralled by the plants, flowers, and trees that grow here in the subtropics. So I'm always walking around making photos of them, likely to the amusement of some of the locals who think they're no big deal.

Next door to us are some very stately palm trees, with exotic-looking fruit hanging from them in big bunches. I checked on the web and I believe they're called queen palms. At any rate, I liked them enough to feature them for today's post.

(18-55mm  f5.6  1/2000 sec  ISO800)
















(70-200mm  f5.6  1/2000 sec  ISO800)

14 comments:

marty said...

beautiful exotic colors - Love trees too -
this palm tree is gorgeous !! bisous rick !!

MedaM said...

I am sorry that there are no palm trees where I live. I too like them very much and with those fruit of golden color palm trees look even more beautiful, interesting and charming. Beautiful photos you posted!

bonifer said...

Beautiful flower, Rick !! I love yellow !

CarreraCaballo said...

Very nice photos, the fruit bunch makes me hungry just looking at it :-)

Greetz,

Joseph

Scott said...

I've never seen any like these. Very attractive. Are those berries good for anything or do they just produce new Queen Palm seeds? I'm glad you shared these.

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

beautiful colors!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wow,that looks like clusters of gold.Very pretty.
Blessings,Ruth

Rick said...

@marty - thank you marty - I love palm trees since they remind me of the tropics, and warmth !

Bisous!

Rick said...

@MedaM - thank you; I had never seen fruit like this on a palm tree before - I'd only ever heard of and seen coconut palms.

Rick said...

@bonifer - thank you, and thanks for stopping by.

Rick said...

@CarreraCaballo - they do look appetizing, although I don't know if people can eat them. Thanks Joseph.

Rick said...

@Scott - it appears there are diverging opinions on whether the fruit is edible. I don't have any personal experience, but they do look appetizing.

Rick said...

@Costea Andrea Mihai - thank you Costea; morning light!

Rick said...

@Ruth's Photo Blog - thanks Ruth; the colour caught my eye in the early morning light (which I'm usually not up to see).