Wednesday Vignette – stripes

Palm fronds

Saw this enticing canopy at a recent trip to Cistus Nursery.

“You really have a thing for palmate leaves”, he said. He was right. I really, really do. Maybe it is because I grew up in a land where pines and birches are the norm, and palm leaves blow those norms to smithereens. Maybe it’s because I have a built-in flair for the exotic. Maybe because they are huge, provide shade, and make great shadow patterns. And maybe I don’t really need a reason at all. They are pretty awesome, aren’t they?

About annamadeit

Born and raised in Sweden, my aesthetics and outlook on life are strongly shaped by a culture rich in history and tradition. I care a great deal about environmental responsibility, and my aesthetic reflects the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia. I was trained as an architect at the University of Cincinnati and as a color specialist at the Scandinavian Colour Institute in Stockholm. I'm obsessed with plants and gardens, and aim to take my skill set a step further by designing gardens as well as interiors. As someone so aptly said: " Architecture is the skin that separates the exterior from the interior". So true - you can't successfully focus on one without incorporating the other. I'm also an avid cook, and I love to ski. In addition, I put time and efforts into trying to rectify things that I feel are wrong in my immediate community. As you will see, The Creative Flux will touch on all these things, and more. For sure, it's all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blog!
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19 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – stripes

  1. Tina says:

    That you love them is all that’s required. Great shot!

  2. Peter/Outlaw says:

    They are pretty spectacular and your image is fab!

  3. Kris P says:

    In contrast, I grew up surrounded by palm trees so the sight usually prompts a ho-hum response but your image is, nonetheless, mesmerizing. Here’s by WV:

    • annamadeit says:

      Isn’t it funny how that works? I run into so many Californians who see those fabulous Agapanthus as “weeds”, and a friend from Louisiana couldn’t stand Crape Myrtles… Our environments really DO shape us!

  4. Alison says:

    They are awesome, and that’s a fabulous shot! My WV is here:

  5. Evan says:

    Though I have none in my garden, I do enjoy seeing them. I don’t think you need a reason. You like what you like, and that’s that. Here’s my WV:

  6. Pingback: Wednesday Vignette – A Moveable Garden

  7. mmwm says:

    Love the palmate leaves! I also live in a land of birches and white pines. Palmate = exotic! Here’s mine today:

  8. Jan Moray says:

    Nature shows it’s beauty! You did a great job of capturing it!

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