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Coupla squirrel monkeys playing in a palm tree. I suppose Peanut the Monkey might have been more tolerable if he could have played in the trees year-round. But half the year he was stuck indoors… I wonder if I would like him more today if I ran into him again.

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02/05/2013 at 9:34 pm

Hey, bud!

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I am endlessly fascinated by the palm tree. Though it is pretty standard in warm climates, I originated from a very cold climate and rarely saw an actual palm other than on television. And come to think of it, since we didn’t get a TV until I was 14 and my brother refused to let anyone else watch without his permission (he kept a loaded BB gun on his lap to enforce this policy) I’m not sure I saw any there, either. Other than a couple of forays to Florida, which involved more theme parks and contrived attractions than actually exploring the landscape, I didn’t really get up close and personal with a palm until I arrived in New Zealand.

The first time I saw a bloom, it was laying on the ground and I could not figure out what it was or where it came from. Later I saw them sprouting from the sides of the trunk and made the connection. This here is a bud in the late afternoon sun. It’s rather enormous, at least half a metre (20 inches). I just love everything about it…

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13/09/2012 at 11:36 pm

Titirangi Palm

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This is when you REALLY want to be a palm reader! Or have one handy… This lady lives just up the road from me – ran into her in her altogether on the way home this afternoon… Medusa had nothing on her!!!

Sorry I’ve been missing out a day or so here and there… the wedding is 8 days away… energies are going elsewhere…

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02/02/2012 at 9:46 pm

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