Shamrocks in the “Palm” of My Hand

Palm Canyon
Looking up at the palms in palm canyon, Balboa Park

While I was in San Diego, I took advantage of taking lots of photos of places I don’t often see. Although I was born and raised in the East County area of San Diego, there are hundreds of places I have not yet visited. On our last day, my brother, my daughter, and I visited Balboa Park in downtown San Diego. After strolling through the usual places, we saw the path for the Palm Canyon. Now, I have been to Balboa Park countless times in my life, but I had never visited the Palm Canyon.

The Palm Canyon in San Diego’s Balboa Park is the perfect place to show off the color shamrock for Jennifer Nicole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge.

Palm Canyon is a tropical oasis, containing more than 450 palms (58 species) within its 2 acres. A true hidden spot in Balboa Park, the winding paths take the visitor into a shady, lush canyon. The original group of Mexican fan palms — so prominent in the canyon — date back to 1912. In 2001, the California Conservation Corps restored the historic trail that connected Palm Canyon to the Old Cactus Garden.

The photo above was taken looking up at the towering palms with the sun shining through the fronds. Sometimes it is nice being far-sighted because I get a nice surprise with a photo like this!

This next photo is a close-up of the beautiful variety of palms all tangled together.


Green is definitely my favorite color. My favorite trees are pine trees and palm trees. And then there are shamrocks and clovers. No post about the color “shamrock” would be complete without a photo of my backyard clovers showing off their ethereal green-ness!

Backyard Clovers
Backyard Clovers

I’m taking part in the Ultimate Blog Challenge.Ultimate Blog Challenge

This is my third post in the “Five Photo, Five Stories Challenge.

Please join Jennifer Nicole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge any time!

The Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge rules require you to post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or simply a short paragraph – it’s entirely up to you. Then each day, nominate another blogger to carry on this challenge.

Accepting the challenge is entirely up to the person nominated, and anyone can join in.
I would like to invite Jill, from Capt Jills Journey to join the party. As I said, it is totally up to each individual to accept this challenge.

What is your favorite color? Do you have a favorite tree or flower?

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