Thinking of palm trees…
-The first time I saw a palm tree was in 1991. I was a High School senior on a choir trip to San Jose, California. We drove all night in a cramped bus and got to the hotel at 3AM. At 6AM I was exploring the area alone on foot. The hotel was next to the freeway. I walked along the freeway, right down the entrance and along the fenceline on the shoulder. The smells, humidity and traffic noise were all new, and thrilling to me.
-Palm trees are not indigenous to California. (Except one species called the California fan palm)
-Heart of palm is a tasty thing to put on a salad. Yum
-Palm trees are the world’s ambassador of fun and relaxation. If you are a logo designer and you want to say “exotic and relaxed fun” use an image of a palm tree. Think of Tommy Bahama.
-They’re photogenic. I have hundreds of photographs of them in my archives. The above photograph of palms is not on an exotic island. It’s at Disneyland. They might be plastic. I can’t remember.