Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sunset Palms

Palm trees have been important to man since the early ages of civilization. Archaeologist have found evidence that the Mesopotamian culture cultivated the date palm over 5000 years ago. Ancient religious texts such as the Bible and the Quran also mention palms on numerous occasions. There are over 2600 different species of palms. All of them belong to the family Arecaceae in the order Arecales. They are found in tropical, subtropical and temperate habitats. Today the palm is used primarily in landscaping but palms are still used to produce dates and coconuts and harvested for palm oil and other uses. 


9 comments:

HansHB said...

Great photo of this coloursful sky!
Well done!

DeniseinVA said...

I learned a little bit more about palms, thank you. Your photo is lovely!

Jim said...

Beautiful shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Jidhu Jose said...

beautiful click
happy SWF

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vincibene said...

Wonderful shot!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by as another Skywatch Friday participant, I love the way you utilised the palms in this beautiful composition.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Great photo for Skywatch. Palms seem to have a relaxing effect on the human psyche! (or at least my psyche). Just finished visiting some desert areas last week with date palms... very beautiful, not to mention date shakes in the desert can't be beat.

Aiketa said...

Beautiful sunset photo and your text is really informative. Thanks.

Regards from Barcelona.

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