LA Stories III: The Balm of Palm

LA STORIES III: The Balm of Palm
What says “Southern California” more succinctly than palm trees?  Yes…they also bespeak the tropics, surfing,  Miami Beach, and the essence of relaxation itself, , even paradise,  but when in LA, the Balm of Palm is King…er. Queen?

Here are some of my favorite recent “Palm Psalm” sitings in Santa Monica and Venice…so sit down with your favorite drink, tropical or otherwise, , relax, and listen to the palm leaves rustle….

Palm-lined boulevards are the norm in Santa Monica

Reflections of a palm darkly…in downtown Santa Monica

Follow the palm-lined road…

Biblical implications behind Yahoo Center, Santa Monica?

Headed down Colorado Boulevard to the Santa Monica Pier…looking left!

The leaning tower of palm…

The Washingtonia robusta palm trees line Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica

Abbot Kinney, I presume…Venice!

“Who you lookin’ at?”  Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

The storied Venice Canals…

So, what are we to make of the abundance of LA palms?

Well, according to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, “In historical times palms have been symbols for victory, peace, and fertility. Today, palms remain a popular symbol for the tropics and vacations”.  Hmm…from victory,  peace and fertility, to the tropics and vacations…go figure.  Sounds like So-Cal to me!

What do Palm Trees mean to YOU? Have You relaxed under any lately?

If You so choose, please share about it with us here.  We love to hear from You.

Remember, we are all relaxing into this thing called Life, together.



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