i have a potted palm on my deck. it’s one of those you can buy at ikea or home depot for ten dollars. i don’t think much of it in the summer because i am surrounded by an abundance of lush green flora. but i will pull it inside come winter, and it will be a welcome bit of green in my mostly black and white world. and i will dote on it. i will pay close attention to its well being. i will keep its soil moist. and i will move it around the house so it can always get the most of our limited northern light. but today i realized my summertime benign neglect has has been misguided. there won’t be any new growth in winter. so if i hadn’t stopped to look at these newly unfurling leaflets today, i would have missed a little bit magic.
young palm leaflets just opening