I live in a valley in the California desert – home of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, R.C. Gorman sunsets, and palm trees. Areas of the valley’s desert may be unspoiled and unpopulated or highly groomed with burgeoning populations. Whatever its state, palm trees are part of the landscape.
The palms may be ornamental, architectural, or utilitarian. They may be wild and untended as nature planned. I’m intrigued by their unique identity and power to survive the extremes of temperature and high-velocity winds. I’m amazed at their mystery, rising from scrub and sand. They exude a sense of wisdom and agelessness, with a touch of timeless beauty. They inspire a small tribute . . .
dress in their high couture skirts
to waltz with the wind
Carol Mann 2018
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