Thursday, November 15, 2012

Dead and Alive


Above and below, are dead Saw Palmetto Fronds. I do so swear, I am the one who chopped them down and left them where they lay. They were poking me in the back when I was just a swingin in my swing. A few days after the chopping, I noticed they were as pretty in death as they were when alive.



If you live in Florida, visit Florida, drive any where in Florida you will see this palm.. it grows every where ad we have a giant one in our back yard... If you want to know more go here Serenoa and Wikipedia will tell you way more than I can. Bob hates it, I love it.....


 While snapping at the dead, I noticed the alive fronds above my head against blue sky.



The plant has berries that are edible, I will not try them but THEY say they are.
here is proof because they sell this on the internet. Seems this plant is alternative medicine (YAWN)


34 comments:

RoeH said...

I don't like those fronds at all. They ARE sticky. Palm trees are too much trouble. In my last world, we had six of them in the front yard. Pain in the toot. Not to mention the cockroaches that live in them. At least they do here. I don't know about Florida. Anyway - palm trees are not my favorite.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Interesting and they look like FANS. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

BlueShell said...

They sure are pretty!

Love
BShell

Catherine said...

I wish Saskatchewan was warm enough for palm trees!! So pretty...
xo Catherine

Deb said...

Another great photo op

From the Kitchen said...

I'm on Bob's side when it comes to palmettos! When we bought our house in Charleston, there was a large one growing in a brick-walled area in front of the house. I didn't like it and took saw and axe to it one day. It was a formidable "enemy" but I won!!

Best,
Bonnie

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

They make cool photo ops.

But I'm with Bob. Got sick of them, when we stayed in FL.

Guess a lot of this, is being born/bred in the North. Couldn't sink into the South (Fl, anyway). But I am certainly in the minority!!!

Which is good, it leaves space for others, who LOVE it! :-)

EG CameraGirl said...

I think they are beautiful...but hey! I don't have any in my yard. ;))

Amy Burzese said...

Maybe you could sell your berries for $30 a pop.

TexWisGirl said...

sharp fronds but i think it is very pretty.

Muffy's Marks said...

Isn't interesting that each part of this great country has vegetation that others think is wonderful, and the people who live with it don't.

Scott said...

These are certainly not something we have to worry about in Northern Utah, but we do have them on the southern edge of our state.

Susannah said...

Quite artistic looking. I rather like them...but then we do not have them here in NY.

Rose said...

I think I would love them, too...if for nothing else they are so different.

Madi and Mom said...

Who needs a security system with you have those prickly palms around the yard!! Great shots.
hugs Madi and Mom

Remington said...

Very interesting! Those are some strange plants, my friend!

Pam :) said...

The best thing about these palms is you don't have to water them. That's a big plus here in Florida.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

They sure are pretty either way. I think I may be partial to the live ones with the blue sky peeking through.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Some lovely compositions, dead or alive and I like your new header.

Cranberry Morning said...

They are gorgeous! And I bet they're sharp and pokey. Yikes! Love the new header, Sandra. :-)

photowannabe said...

Sharp and pokey but make for great photos.
Love how you find so many interesting things to photograph every single day.
Great new header too.
Have you heard from Ginny (in Virginia)lately? Is she any better?
Just sad to not see her posts since Sept.

Michaele said...

I really like that last photo. Hope you are able to just swing in your swing now : )

Debra Dickinson said...

"Just a swingin" - you and John Anderson. ;) And I promise, I really do, that I really did look at your pretty pics. And I like them a lot. Very nice! But am I the only one that is floored by the difference in the palm product?!? Seriously, $7.68 to $43.99, and you could get it for FREE! :)

Ann said...

dead or alive I like the looks of those. I probably would have cut them down and left them lay too if they interrupted my swingin :)

S. Etole said...

What a delightful header!

George said...

I agree that those palm fronds look good either dead or alive. But I'm not sure I would want one growing in my yard.

Damyanti said...

Hope the swinging is easier now -- those palms seem way big!

Miss Debbie said...

Who knew about the berries? Interesting! Like your new header!

Chatty Crone said...

I like your new header. And I have heard of saw palmetto - goo for prostrate cancer - I think I have seen these before. Sandie

SweetMarie said...

When my neighbors were moving last week, they gave us a palm tree in a pretty pot. That's the only palm tree we have. :)
I LOVE your new header!

Betsy Adams said...

I remember those things when I lived in FL... They are just part of the earth down there.

I've senn Saw Palmetto vitamins before... Do you know what they are for??????? Prostate...

Hugs,
Betsy

Betty Manousos said...

very strange plants, i think they look beautiful either dead or alive.

love your new header!!

Maggie M said...

Very nice pictures. I sure do like your new header and theme...very nice!!!

Dee said...

Not my favorite...but artistically they are unique. I love the crisp lines and shadows they make.