Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Still here

This afternoon we went to the movies. I don't remember the last time we went on a weekday when it wasn't Xmas. Maybe never. We were the only ones in the theatre till about four more people showed up. Utterly predictable and simply delightful, Leap Year was pure escape and just what we needed. I had spent the morning getting paperwork notarized and filing documents at the beautiful Palm Beach county courthouse, so I was glad to have an afternoon at Cityplace. Street art outside the courthouse...
This afternoon my iPhone battery died (big surprise) so no pix of downtown. But I did get a photo earlier today of this peculiar looking specimen outside the apartment.
There are lots of these around and they creep me out; remind me of those cell phone trees that look like aliens planted them. Does anyone know what they are? Tonight I kept sewing my therapy strips. The light in here is not photo friendly and I cannot improve them on the phone.
Time to put these aside for a while and work on something more cheerful.
Life is not a movie but we still hope for happy endings, don't we? Rayna

8 comments:

Eva said...

This tree is beautiful! Never seen such a big one. It is Araucaria Brasiliensis or Chilensis. If I'm not mistaken completely.

Jackie K. said...

Hmmm. That tree looks like the Norfolk Pines that were very popular to plant through the 70's in Florida. They don't do well after hurricanes and get this odd shape!

Del said...

Do be cautious if those Norfolk pines are old enough to grow cones. They are about the size of my head and weigh a lot - one falling could definitely do major damage if they hit a person. May even be deadly.

Vivien said...

Cool tree! Love how it's bigger on the top. And I really do love those "cheerful" strips.

Barbara said...

Happy endings are always the best kind!

Sandy said...

yup, it's a Norfolk Pine. Up north they are indoor trees, only grow to a few feet tall, but down here they are ginormous and pretty weird looking.

Approachable Art said...

I always hope for a happy ending.

Rayna, I can't tell for the life of me... are you on vacation? I know you and hubby are getting into a new (timeshare?) vacation home, but you seem melancholy too, which makes me wonder if there's something else going on that I missed in your blog somewhere.

Either way, I hope you're well and happy and that your strips all find their perfect mates on your design wall and make themsleves into something beautiful. :D

badmomgoodmom said...

I don't know what kind of tree that is. It looks like some kind of conifer.

Here's a similar wind-blown leaning tree in LA.
http://badmomgoodmom.blogspot.com/2006/12/its-all-relative.html

That's some wind. Can you tell me which direction it leans and how far it is from the coast? This meteorologist has to know.