There is one queer tree on Palm Drive, the mile-long road that links Palo Alto with the Main Quad of Sanford University. All the other 165 Canary Island palms (Phoenix canariensis) can pass for *straight* except for this one palm which is *bent.*
I walk by these palms every day on my commute to and from work. One gets to know them after a while. Did you know that Palm Drive got its palms in 1893 at the suggestion of founding university president David Star Jordan?
The last time I wrote about the palm trees was back in March 2007. It was a brief entry about them getting shaved balls or circumcised crowns. See http://guydads.blogspot.com/2007/03/insert-phallic-pun.html