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