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A Group of Adonidia merrillii - Christmas Palms


A Group of  Adonidia merrillii - Christmas Palms (Adonidia merrillii - Christmas Palm)

A group of beautiful Christmas palms growing in O'ahu, Hawaii. Oh, how I wish these palms could grow well in San Diego! There's a few...however, it's an ultra-tropical palm and doesn't grow well here. Photo taken August 2009 during my family reunion in Hawaii.



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These are lovely Andy look as though they are dancing in the breeze. Reminds me of my favourite poem by Wordsworth Daffodils 1804

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced, but they
Out-did the sparkling leaves in glee;
A poet could not be but gay,
In such a jocund company!
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

24 Feb, 2011

 

Sixpence:

Thanks! What a beautiful poem!

26 Feb, 2011

 

I am so pleased you like it Andy this is how I see all flowers and trees when the breeze does make them dance.

26 Feb, 2011

 

Marguerite:

Yes, it was very nice of Sixpence to post the poem.

I wish these Christmas palms were growing close to me. Unfortunately, not too many of these palms grow here in San Diego...they're too tropical. This photo was taken in O'ahu, Hawai'i.

28 Feb, 2011

 

I have to admit they are rather beautiful......

2 Mar, 2011

 

They're gorgeous, aren't they? I've only seen a few nice specimens here in San Diego...most look very ratty or die in winter...as they really don't like temps below 68ºF/20ºC at all, day or night.

3 Mar, 2011

 

They remind me of very large cycads...

3 Mar, 2011

 

Dottydaisy2:

This palm which is native to the Philippines has soft fronds, unlike the fronds of cycads, which are very hard and spiky.

I've posted many photos of cycads in the past. The San Diego Zoo has the seconds largest cycad collection in North America.

4 Mar, 2011



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