Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Walking Around The Homestead: Saw Palmetto
Walking down the sandy driveway will take us right past this gorgeous clump of palmettos. (The tiny palm front left is a pindo palm and not the point here)
Palmettos usually grow low and along the ground...not up. These are in semi-shade and are sporting tall (for them) trunks. Palmettos form great thickets and are rattlesnake heaven. As kids when it was time to cross a palmetto thicket, we would run through it as fast as possible, hoping to not have a foot touch ground long enough to be struck by a snake. We would emerge breathless and sliced to ribbons from the saw tooth edges of the palmetto fronds. Great fun.
Almost to the pond...
Posted by R.Powers at 8:53 AM