Palm Trees

When I moved to Southern California I had never seen palm trees, which were not native to the cold northeastern U.S. where I spent the first twenty years of my life. I arrived in the darkness around 4:00am, and was initially fascinated by the abundance of palms, which I began seeing a couple hours after that first sunrise. Now nearly four decades later, I’m no longer fascinated by them, but I still pay them a certain amount of attention.

The photographs in this post were made on the first day of summer in 2009, at Fairmount Park in Riverside, California.

Photographs in this post are Copyright 2009 by RRAlexander.