Finally stopped to take a photo of this tenacious palm tree. Not sure whether it was planted or if it just took root next to the support pillar back when the Green Line was new 2 decades ago. It’s clearly not actively maintained, judging by all the old dry fronds still attached, and I keep wondering if it’ll get taken out as part of the construction of the Crenshaw line…but that construction’s almost done, and the tree’s still there. #LosAngeles #tree #PalmTree

Finally stopped to take a photo of this tenacious palm tree. Not sure whether it was planted or if it just took root next to the support pillar back when the Green Line was new 2 decades ago. It's clearly not actively maintained, judging by all the old dry fronds still attached, and I keep wondering if it'll get taken out as part of the construction of the Crenshaw line...but that construction's almost done, and the tree's still there. #LosAngeles #tree #PalmTree

Finally stopped to take a photo of this tenacious palm tree. Not sure whether it was planted or if it just took root next to the support pillar back when the Green Line was new 2 decades ago. It's clearly not actively maintained, judging by all the old dry fronds still attached, and I keep wondering if it'll get taken out as part of the construction of the Crenshaw line…but that construction's almost done, and the tree's still there.

#LosAngeles #tree #PalmTree

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Is this the weirdest place I’ve seen a volunteer tomato? It’s certainly up there!

Is this the weirdest place I've seen a volunteer tomato? It's certainly up there!

*sorry*

*ok, not sorry*

#plants #tomatoes #tomato #FeralTomatoes #PalmTree #weird #iNaturalist
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/31816071

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Palm tree litter. Sometimes I just need to get out of the office…

Palm tree litter.

Sometimes I just need to get out of the office for a walk, but I’ve been getting kind of bored with the area I’m in. It’s mostly hotels, office buildings and parking lots. I walked past a different hotel yesterday afternoon and found this: the planter has palm trees, smaller plants, and bark chips…and they’ve allowed the palm fruit/seed pods to collect in the planter, which looks more interesting than it would if they cleared them out.

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Wispy sundog fragment (colors enhanced).

Wispy sundog fragment (colors enhanced). The colors were really easy to see through my polarized sunglasses, but just faded into the glare without them. My phone barely caught it, but the info was there once I stretched the saturation.

#sundog #palmtree

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The hour grows late, and Los Angeles rises out of the palm trees for another night.

The hour grows late, and Los Angeles rises out of the palm trees, preparing for another night. 😉

Seriously, though, I was trying out different settings on a camera with a good zoom lens.

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The hour grows late, and Los Angeles rises out of the palm trees for another night. (I was trying out different settings on a camera with a good zoom lens.) #losangeles #skyline #dtla #palmtrees #mountains #zoom

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In response to KemoNine asking about the haze on Photog.social:

By LA standards, for 11 miles away, that’s crystal clear!

We’ve actually had some really clear days over the last month or so, especially after the winds have blown all the smog out to sea (before they bring all the dust out from the desert a day or two later), interspersed with smoggy days and days when the sky is full of smoke from wildfires in the mountains or canyons. The smoke from the massive fire raging in Ventura is mostly being blown the other way from here.

It’s a lot better than it used to be 20 years ago. A couple of years back on a visit to my parents’, I noticed that I could see the mountains from their front door. I had never noticed that the whole time I was growing up there!

And even that was better than their stories of LA smog in the 60s: outdoor school activities cancelled due to smog, being unable to see the end of a block, observing sunspots directly…

Air quality laws have made a huge difference!

The kind of contrail view that starts rumors about imaginary missile launches…

Contrail

The kind of #contrail view that starts rumors about imaginary missile launches.

Yes, that happened. A few years ago a bunch of people saw an airplane contrail at a weird angle and there was this big news story about a mysterious missile launch off the coast of California. No one claimed responsibility for or knowledge of the launch of course, which made it seem even more mysterious. Even after people matched flight paths and time stamps and viewing angles, the myth persisted, at least in internet comment threads.

#sunset #palmtree #silhouette #california

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