We've had a nice run of sunny, cool, mornings. Sunny mornings make me happy, they're the best way to start a day. Recently, on such a morning, I glanced out the living room window at our neighbor's palm, it was looking especially lovely.
Here's a better view of the palm from the window, sans blind and screen. I've been looking out at this palm since we bought our house 10 years ago, it was planted by the previous owner of the house next door and (thankfully) retained by the current owners.
I got to thinking about borrowed views and how nice it is that their tree echoes ours (photo taken from our back yard - our Trachycarpus fortunei in the foreground).
Ours is about the height theirs was when we first moved in.
It's newest leaves are straight.
Whereas the older ones bend at the knuckles.
Stepping back for an expanded view you can see a third palm on the far right, our Trachycarpus wagnerianus, aka Louis II.
Louis is looking fine...
But wait, there's more! Another palm in the neighbors back garden, when I sit on the patio I have a view of it, as well as the other three. Can you see it? Up above the agave americana 'Variegata'...
That's lots of palms, two of mine, two of theirs.
But, it get's even better. We've got another Trachycarpus wagnerianus, that's it on the right, next to the photo-bombing Yucca rostrata, Sammy.
Five palms! I am in paradise. What's your borrowed view like?
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