Tuesday, February 13, 2007

One Leaf

I will admit a predilection for embellishment. One thing I do not need to stretch the truth about is rubbish. It is generally big and there is a lot of it.

One leaf from a Royal Palm, Roystonea violacea, the most common species in Hawaii is longer than my truck. The brown thing behind the palm frond and below the passenger door is a single bract that covers the bloom stalk until it opens















And you thought my Bromeliads were big.

6 comments:

Deviant Deziner said...

See, size does matter.
( smirk )

christin m p in massachusetts said...

Hi Christopher,
I think I might have encountered a technical glitch in blogger, but I'm not sure. I tried two times to publish a comment at Annie's blog The Transplantable Rose -- and for some reason it didn't show up.

Do you know what could have gone wrong? I've already left comments at a couple of other blogs this evening without any problem.

Christopher C. in Hawaii said...

Your comment at Annnie's has arrived Christina.

Maybe I need a larger sized trunk. I have resisted all the enlargement advertisments from the dealers thinking people would just want to load me up with more crap if it was bigger.

Annie in Austin said...

Hi Christopher - the frond looks like something left over from a dinosaur movie.

Christin - I've been trying something new - took off the letter recognition, but added comment moderation. So the comments don't appear until I come in to check my email and accept them. They were both in my mailbox.

Annie

christin m p in massachusetts said...

Thanks Annie and Christopher -- I just went over to The Transplantable Rose and I saw that my comment already showed up.

That frond looks like a giant centipede. Even today's smaller centipedes look prehistoric as it is -- they look like something you should only see in a fossil. It's a good thing they aren't very prolific and are harmless, because they look so scary.

I'm glad you didn't fall for the sales pitch for the larger truck bed, Christopher. Small is beautiful.

Hope everyone has a happy Valentine's Day. At least a lot of the profits generated by this holiday are going to small businesses like florist shops and nurseries.

Deviant Deziner said...

" I have resisted all the enlargement advertisments"

That's probably a good thing.
I hear they don't really work anyways.

( more devilish smirking )