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.
Here’s a long sandy beach – English Bay in Downtown Vancouver in the summer, with its Chinese fan palms providing tropical inspiration.But in the winter those same palms sometimes look like this. Surreal, but no way for a palm tree to look!A different sort of fan palm in the Mexico City Palacio.More fan palms from Mexico, this one from Puerto Vallarta.
Some fan palms have metallic green leaves making them look metal sculptures, especially this one with its unusual swirl.Another silvery fan palm, this one at KL Bird Park, Malaysia. A Singapore fan palm in the middle of a tropical downpour – in Singapore November is still typhoon season.
A spotlit fan palm in the jungle of Hanging Bridges in Arenal, Costa Rica.More of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Trees.