Monday, May 07, 2012

Queer Tree

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 

1 comment:

Jess said...

They certainly set a tone. I can't help but like the look of palm trees, but perhaps that's because they're so foreign to where I live!

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