The Date Palm tree is very similar to human beings. Yup, check it out; here are a few facts I learned about the tree commonly found in Israel.
The life span of a Date Palm tree is similar to humans; i.e. about 65 years. There are male and female versions of the tree and both are necessary to produce fruit. The female tree must be 12-13 years old before its first date … no pun intended, and it stops producing around the age of 45. And, believe it or not, the fruit takes nine months to ripen.
This photo was taken through a bus window traveling at approximately 50 mph. Lousy photo, but the story makes up for it.
Thought for the Day: If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, if five years there’d be a shortage of sand. Milton Friedman