Arboretum Virtualis | XI

Black and white tree forest landscape photography

On the Way to the Beach

A gentle tropical breeze blowing through the fronds of coconut palms makes an extraordinarily tranquil sound.

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25 thoughts on “Arboretum Virtualis | XI

        • Beautiful area. I’ve only seen it in photos. The last time I was in Houston was in April 2001. I was on the western side of the city near the sam Houston Pkwy. If I ever get back down there again, I’ll have to put Galveston on my list of places to explore.

          • The west part of Houston/Harris county was flooded badly – the earthen dams of Bear Creek and Addick reservoirs/flood plains held, but stated backing up into Cinco Ranch and other subdivisions so they are slowly releasing water into the bayou system. TX Parks and Wildlife/county animal depts have publicized the areas/route animals will take fleeing the water releases and to please call them for animal pick-ups…there have been a few alligators in pools already. Always expect the unexpected around here.
            Galveston has great photo ops – from historical buildings to wildlife areas. Fun to go when not tourist occupied!

  1. Beautiful shot, beautiful poem to go along with it. I love sitting under a coconut tree, and did that quite a bit when I was in Malaysia. There’s just somethiv about it, pulling you away from the world and letting you take a breather.

    • Of course, they don’t normally grow in Canada either, so I too go long periods without seeing them. About an hour’s drive from where I live; however, is a place called Port Dover. There is a bar called The Beach House. The owner, Peter Knechtel has been planting palms in the sand around the patio of his club for years now. He purchases his palms from Rice Road Greenhouses in Welland.

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