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'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
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Thursday, 14 May 2009

Beauty in Unexpected Places

Looking up at raindrops on my banana palm.  


  1. Do you realize how highly favored you are? I mean, just to be able to say the words, "my banana palm"....

  2. Yes, Robert, I do, I do. And I think about the good choices both my parents' parents made (separately) emigrating to New Zealand from England in the late forties.
    It is truly a very gentle country in terms of climate, and (mostly) in terms of ease of living - socially, economically etc.

    Culturally a little lacking, but that's why we are such avid travelers...

  3. For an out and out Brit like me - what does the rest of a banana palm look like? Yew trees I can do!

  4. Cool pic.

    Visiting from Black Boxes

  5. Jinksy - At the very top of my (and other Blogger blogs) is a white rectangle to search my blog... type in 'banana' and you'll not only see a pic of my group of banana palms, you'll also see a (rare) pic of me hanging the clothes on the line under it...
    PS ''Does my bottom look vast in these shorts?" "YES!"

    Jill! Welcome to TLVD! Those black boxes can be addictive, can't they?
    I'll come and visit one day soon :o)

  6. Got many this leaves at my country and we eat rice or food with this leaves sometime....

  7. Ah! So, do you actually eat the banana leaves D'Rimba, or just wrap the rice up in the leaves?

  8. I love water drops on leaves. I have many photos of that subject.

    Banana palm! Bob is right - you are lucky to be able to say that!


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