Fan Palms Around the World

Fan palms are my choice for this month as I always long to be in a warmer and drier place than Vancouver in December.

Not that we don’t have fan palms in Vancouver. This semi-hardy Chinese fan palm in my garden is almost twelve feet tall now. It’s trickier to take photos of because my neighbour’s garage is in the background as opposed to a long sandy beach.
Back-lit palm leavesHere’s a long sandy beach – English Bay in Downtown Vancouver in the summer, with its Chinese fan palms providing tropical inspiration.English Bay's pop-up tropical palm trees and garden thanks to Vancouver City gardenersBut in the winter those same palms sometimes look like this. Surreal, but no way for a palm tree to look!Palm trees outlined in snow on a snowy day in VancouverA different sort of fan palm in the Mexico City Palacio.A Fan Palm in Mexico D.F.More fan palms from Mexico, this one from Puerto Vallarta.
Fan Palm Abstract from Puerto Vallarta, MexicoSome fan palms have metallic green leaves making them look metal sculptures, especially this one with its unusual swirl.Metallic Fan Palm SwirlAnother silvery fan palm, this one at KL Bird Park, Malaysia. Silvery fan palm at KL Bird Park, MalaysiaA Singapore fan palm in the middle of a tropical downpour – in Singapore November is still typhoon season.
Downpour at the Singapore Botanical GardenA spotlit fan palm in the jungle of Hanging Bridges in Arenal, Costa Rica.perfect light in a Costa Rican jungleMore of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Trees.

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