Palm trees from the south grow with horizontal-ringed bark, so different from the bark of the trees that grow in our northern forests.
Rough with smooth in Singapore. Similar palm tree with red seeds at Barra de Navidad in Mexico. The smooth ringed trunk of a Royal Palm in the Puerto Vallarta Botanical Garden in Mexico. I like these bamboo-like growth rings in Hoi An, Vietnam.This next batch of horizontal-ringed palms is all from Singapore. This was a little out-of-focus but I love its painterly qualities.Crazy colouring of the Crytostachys lakka (Red Sealing Wax Palm) with its red and yellow stems and green leaves.Hmmm… there maybe another series of paintings here!Date palms also have the horizontal rings but they are almost buried under a shaggy texture.This shelter made of date palm trunks in the Sinai Desert shows how the horizontal lined growth is more visible from the distance. Pencil & watercolour sketch of date palms blowing in the wind in Morocco.More of the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Trees.