Palm Fronds Falling

palm-frondI’m always surprised when I hear one of these go “thud” on the ground. And I’m grateful that I wasn’t walking under the tree when it did fall.

If a little closer to Halloween, it would make quite a neat witch’s broom. Check out the deep chestnut color of the base of this frond. I’d like to capture that color in a drawing.

Light breezes stir up the trees, and they are pruned by nature itself. Better that this happens gradually than to have them all let loose at once during a tropical storm.

I ponder the possible uses of this tree debris. In the end I just capture it with the camera!