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Walking Along Elizabeth Street this Morning…

… on our way back from breakfast at Blue Heaven, we watched a gardener lop an enormous seed pod off an Alexander palm. It landed on the sidewalk with a thud.

“May we have that?” UD asked, because when you live in Key West you’re constantly picking up and taking home greenery that’s been hacked from the trees by gardeners. You let it age a bit and then you slice it with a knife, sniff it, pull it apart…

“Sure!” she said. “You’ll make my job easier.”

It was heavy and strange and looked vaguely like corn. I’ve been gazing at it all day on my bureau.

We decided to take its picture in our sunken garden, which is shady and full of orchids. Cats often visit, so the cushions on the chairs around this table have fleas. Or so UD‘s sister claims.

Margaret Soltan, April 17, 2009 5:13PM
Posted in: snapshots from key west

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  1. Michael Tinkler Says:

    I don’t think it looks like corn! I think it looks like something out of a Geiger print, but in a more friendly, Key West color scheme. I’d leave it outside overnight in case it reproduces.

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