Thursday, May 23, 2019

Reflected palms

Many of us San Franciscans have mixed feelings about palm trees.  They aren't a local tree, and they are associated with places much warmer than our foggy summers suggest - such as sunny Southern California, which is why clever merchants make so much money selling coats and thick hoodies to tourists here.  We aren't so warm, but our trees might trick you!

There are some heavy, wide palms that were planted in the 1970s down Dolores (near the Mission of the same name), and those have been there long enough that we pretend they chose to be there naturally.  They are stocky and slow-growing, and feel nearly Victorian in their stodginess.  :)