Monday, November 2, 2009

Sundays In My City #12 - Palms & UPDATE

Day Ten Update on Attila's son: "...my heartfelt thanks to you all for your words of hope and encouragement." Read Attila's update HERE.

Day Eight Update on Attila's son: "No change Today. The RT specialist who came with the new respirator told us he usually works with sick babies. I told him he was in the right place, because my baby is very sick." For Attila's complete update Click Here.

Do you know Unknown Mami? She's awesome and she created a fun Sunday theme inviting you to get out and take pictures of your city to share with the rest of us. Click here for details and her logo and click here to see Unknown Mami's City today.

Maybe the reason I'm drawn to palm trees is because I grew up in Ohio without them. Regardless, I love a well trimmed palm and they were abundant during a recent weekend trip to sunny San Diego for a wedding.

Looking at palm trees just makes me feel happy and warm and like a true Californian even though I know there are palm trees in lots of other places too.

I noticed these palms and took a double take.

One was a total fake-- Trunk, palms and all! It's a cell phone tower in disguise.
At least I hope it's just a cell phone tower!

How's your Sunday?
Welcome to The Fifty Factor - Joanna

54 comments:

  1. Double, double toil and trouble;
    fire burn and cauldron bubble.
    ~ Shakespeare "Macbeth"~

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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  2. Okay, that's too cool. I was looking at a cell tower that's close to our house the other day and pondering how dang ugly it really is.

    But we don't have palm trees in Oregon. Wonder what we could disguise it as...

    Hmm. Maybe an old-growth Douglas Fir?

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  3. We have palm trees, but there is just that something with palm trees in southern California (taller for sure). The pictures you took were really great. I enjoyed just looking at them.

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  4. Our cell phone towers are made to look like fir trees. It's pouring with rain here at the moment, I think I would prefer palm trees today.

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  5. Your pictures of the palm trees are so pretty! Palm trees make me think of California too! And Florida : )

    Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  6. Great pictures, I love the hidden cell tower, brilliant idea! Funny I always think of Palm tree's in exotic or tropical places, when we were in Rome there was random Palm trees and In Barcelona to in the city. Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  7. I've never seen such a well disguised cell tower! That's ingenius!

    Hey, wasn't this the 'brown' wedding? I bet you never thought about how well you'd coordinate with the Palm trees!

    Thanks again for the Attila update.

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  8. What a great way to disguise the tower!
    I love Palm trees too, although I've only seen them in real life a few times.

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  9. the fake tree, its all part of an alien plot to assimilate the planet...lol. i llike palm trees....dont get them around here but did when we lived in FL.

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  10. No way! That's cool!

    I love palm trees, too.

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  11. But what a pretty cell phone tower it is! :)
    I like palm trees too, they just look so exotic. And even if they serve no purpose(meaning no shade to sit under), they are a great tree!!

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  12. I share your love of palm trees! Beautiful! And no snow!

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  13. Yes - that is a cell phone tower!

    Ah, I love palm trees because they mean warm weather!

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  14. Cell phone tower! Brilliant!

    I share your love of palm trees, Joanna! Having grown up in upstate NY, where it was continually dreary, nothing says sunshine like a palm tree! We have them in our yard - Queen Palms and Washingtonians. They make me happy too.

    As does the warm sunshine.

    As does the beach.

    As do Flamingos.

    As do dolphins.

    As do you.

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  15. I just hollered to my husband "Joanna is torturing me with pictures of warm places, again." I love palm trees.

    I hope today will be a day of improvement for Attila's son. They could use some good news. My heart goes out to them.

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  16. I came over to your blog via your link at Mami's.

    I can't decide if I am thrilled to have found your blog, or annoyed that I just spent the last hour reading your older posts :)

    I just added you to my illustrious list of reads...and promise I am not a stalker. ;)

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  17. What a great idea...to disguise the cell phone tower! Love the photos!

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  18. What a clever way to disguise a cell phone tower!

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  19. I love palm tree's too but they don't grow here in Minnesota...lol.

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  20. I wish we had palm trees here in Dallas. You just KNOW you are gonna have a good time when you see palm trees.

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  21. No Palm trees here in Canada. Ilove them! That cell phone tower is awesome!

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  22. Wow. What a contrast to our snow! I agree, palm trees are beautiful. I always know I'm on vacation when I see one, since we sure don't have them here in Colorado.

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  23. They make me yearn for warmer weather. And a bit envious.

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  24. Great palm trees! We have wet leaves in Seattle right now, which I love! But I like seeing pictures of sun and palm trees. Have a great Sunday!

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  25. Since we just left San Diego a year ago I do know about palm trees. How was your vacation? How is your back yard holding up or on or anyway holding? I hope you are doing well.

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  26. That's a bit of a futuristic tree you have there... :O) x

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  27. I think that 'tree' cell phone tower is darn clever! I did not even notice it until you pointed it out.
    Wish they did that here...

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  28. I grew up in palm Springs, CA and I MISS those palm trees! Thanks for showing me a bit of home...

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  29. That is very clever way to hide cell phone towers!!!

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  30. I love it when they hide things like that! I have seen electric transformers that looked like bushes!

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  31. I like the attempt at hiding the tower.

    I have numerous palm trees in my backyard and they are a source of constant debris. They're lovely to view from a distance, but I wouldn't recommend them for your own yard.

    great pics :)

    best wishes
    Ribbon

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  32. Pretty pics! I love the cell phone tower/tree.

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  33. My mom has one of those pseudo-palm towers by where she lives. I was told that if you knock on a palm tree, they sound hollow. I still haven't tried.

    I have to tell you how much you were missed. SIMC just isn't the same without you.

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  34. The vertical shot of those palms is great! And the cell phone palm is a rare and clever idea!

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  35. I love being in places with palm trees too...feels like vacation! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  36. cell tower blends in well. I first saw a similar thing in New Jersey. Around here (other places too I assume) most every water tower has cellphone antenna on them. Also, they can be found in church steeples.

    Could you believe palm trees in Chicago? I don't know when it started but a restaurant by the lake and beach has placed palm trees along the beach during the summer.

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  37. I didn't know they'd taken to hiding cell phone towers now! I like it.

    Palm trees make me happy too. I live in the midwest but as soon as I see them when I go to Florida, I smile and breathe deeply!

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  38. Great pics! I love palm trees and the beach, and have a palm tree/beach theme in several rooms in my home. Thanks for visiting!

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  39. Hello Joanna - that's something I hear a lot more often than I get to say it. It's always such a treat to meet another Joanna in this world of Joannes!

    And thank you for letting me look at palm trees while the frost closes in outside here.

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  40. I know what you mean. I live in the desert in Coachella Valley and yet, there are palm trees...so serene and graceful although so very tall. How do they not fall on windy days is beyond me.

    As for the "fake" palms...they are recognizable and pretty ugly in comparison.

    I love the date palms too and how the dates grow from them.

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  41. Excellent photos of the palms, Joanna, especially the second one, shows how tall they grow. The fake one blends in quite well, even if it does look strange on closer inspection.

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  42. Hi Joanna, hope all gets back to normal in your house soon, I love your Sunday adventures. Great way to disquise the cell tower, or was it dressed up for Halloween. Be well.

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  43. I live in the Show-Me state but no one has ever shown me a cell tower like this. It made me laugh.

    I too love palm trees. As we travel to Brownsville Tx. to visit my parents I feel like I've enter the tropic zone when I start seeing the palms.

    Have a great day and God bless you, girl!!!

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  44. Oh, how I'd love to live somewhere where the trees are palms... At the moment over here, things are going bare, and it's sad - I envy your blue sky and the warmth I feel from your pict.

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  45. Palms make me think of sunny days, beaches and visits to my Mom!

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  46. I'm from Carlsbad, so I also love palm trees. Also love the tiled roof. Ahhh Home. Where was the wedding? Love the fake cell towers. I make my kids look for them everywhere:) Have a great day. Holly at lifelaughlatte.blogspot.com

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  47. So I wonder if they disguise cell phone towers to look like pine trees or farm silos around here now...

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  48. Great shots of the palm trees and how ingenious about the cell phone tower in disguise unless it is something from George Orwell's 1984!
    Eddie

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  49. From your last post - I can't imagine the leaves not changing color, so I can only imagine how much you miss it! It is so beautiful here right now. Those pictures you ordered are great. Maybe you could order some for each season and swap them out as the seasons change? lol

    A cell phone tower palm tree?! What will they think of next? haha!

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  50. I've heard nothing but good things about San Diego.

    Hope to visit there someday. :)

    That cell phone palm tree disguise is so smart!

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  51. My favorite palms are coconut palms. I think they are so graceful I also like the fan palms I have seen in some Caribbean islands.

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