A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Friday, 8 January 2010

Cabbage Palm Skywatch


Is it cheating for a Skywatch post, I wonder, to burn the sky completely out of the photo?

The day was mostly overcast,  except for patches of dull blue, and this one hole just on dusk that the fast disappearing sun found as an excuse to floodlight the palm.  It almost looks as thought it was shining UP into the tree.  Actually it almost was!

For the technically minded, the palm is livistona Australis, a variety of Cabbage Tree Palm indigenous to this area, and this one is about seven metres tall and lives right beside our back verandah.


© Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia
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17 comments

Lois said...

Of course not! That is a lovely shot.

Julie said...

Magnificent golden light that almost makes this palm huggable.

Mirela said...

Fantastic! I never knew there was such a thing as *cabbage* palm... does it have any fruit?

bitingmidge said...

Mirela, the fruit are tiny berries, with barely enough flesh to cover the seed. The lorikeets (green parrots) love them, but they come in at sunset and it's been impossible to get a decent photograph of them thus far!

Babooshka said...

If it got a sky it ain't no cheat. Crative 'tis what it is.

Jane said...

No your still looking upward, and I love that-great palm tree. Thanks for sharing 'midge:)

christina said...

Lovely shot!

Shannara said...

I think that pic is perfect the way it is. =)

foto CHIP Sweden said...

Oh so far away *dreaming* - lovely shot!

Rosemildo Sales Furtado said...

Olá amiga! Passando para agradecer as visitas, os comentários, o carinho e, principalmente, pela tua amizade.

Belíssima foto. Teu espaço continua muito lindo com belas ilustrações.

Beijos,

Furtado.

Annie said...

Ah, well that surely does make me homesick...as I have one outside my bedroom window at home...and hear all the possums crawl out at night! Besides listening to the branches fall off occasionally...!!

J Bar said...

Great shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Amy said...

is it humid and sticky there? it's been as hot as hell here and very dry.

Ann said...

Not with light like that, its not.

Kit said...

Gorgeous light. VERY nicely done. I LIKE this shot!!

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

That's how the sky is, sometimes!
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Babzy said...

beautiful tree indeed !

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