Palm Frond

An unusual (Wow!  Three “u”s in a 7-letter word!) palm tree thrives in the conservatory at Omaha’s Lauritzen Gardens.   Its fronds (leaves) are a dirty gray color, like unpolished silverware covered with dust.  There is no sheen whatsoever on the fronds, on either side.

From underneath, the shaded areas are almost black, which provides a lot of contrast in this monochrome version.  Surrounded by lush greens and rich colorful flowers, the tree stands out like a mutant.

Lauritzen Gardens is a nice change from Nebraska’s frozen wasteland in January.

Thought for the Day:  I’ve been forty years discovering that the queen of all colors is black.                                 Henri Mattise

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