Tuesday, May 3, 2011

ABC Wednesday – P for Palm Tree

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Something in this photo doesn’t quite fit 
the traditional image of Scandinavian spring:
The tree trunk in the foreground.

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It belongs to a palm tree.
Palm trees don’t grow here!

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Except, of course, in big pots which are kept in greenhouses
during the winter, and only appear outside in the summer.

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And so the palm tree (quite recently, in my town)
has been added to the signs of spring.

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18 comments:

  1. i like that shot of you peeking around a palm to view the scene. who knew you could have palms in Sweden, i sure did not. what a great idea. color me Still Learning new Stuff every day

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  2. I wonder why palm trees? A touch of the south in the north?
    Jane x

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  3. peculiar to find palms there!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  4. Interesting. Are the palms to make the space more 'exotic'? Weird...interesting. I love indigenous plants when I 'm visiting.

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  5. Yes, I do think the palm trees were added to enhance a southern/ mediterranean atmosphere in this "piazza" kind of place; which is now also lined with street cafés in the summer.

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  6. The palm trees in Sweden are unexpected, but what a great idea! And they are beautiful! Wonderful photos as always and a terrific post for the P Day! Enjoy!

    Sylvia
    ABC Team

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  7. Fascinatin that Palms are put out as a sign of Spring in Sweden. They certainly give a tropical flare to the scenery. Great photos by the way.

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  8. Actually I like the Swedish trees and all Scandinavian trees and vegetation much better than palmtrees. You live in such a beautiful country you don't need the introduction of the tropics. The tropics have their own plants, which are great overthere. Your photos are very beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I love the way the trunk of the palm looks in the first shot. All of the photographs are very lovely.

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  10. You really got me with this one! I couldn't believe I was seeing a palm tree. What a very cool idea!!! That trunk is amazing, I've never seen a palm with a trunk like that, it looks like someone wrapped something around it.

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  11. Living in Southern CA, I adore all our Palm Trees...they are a favorite...them and the mighty Oak Tree.

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  12. Your shots could be California or Florida. Wonderful shots.

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  13. We have plenty of palm trees here, they thrive in our hot all year long climate.

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  14. Wonderful. Palm trees in Sweden. The first photo is amazing, well done.

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  15. A similar palm tree scheme goes on here in Karlstad (Sweden) wehere I live... but this year, winter was so rough that some of our treasured palms didn't even survive INSIDE the greenhouses! :/

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  16. Another view that I haven't seen before but I think we've seen very close by haven't we?

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  17. GB - Oh yes, I have had plenty of pictures from this place by the river, both with and without palm trees.

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