Palm trees in this part of the world often come with striking red and orange in the new growth. Leaf shapes are many and varied - from the delicate eucalyptus and shady rain trees, to the wide grass-like bamboo and enormous and varied fronds of the palm trees. Walking round the town and along the beach yesterday, I was fascinated by the varied colours, shapes and patterns of the palms - reds and yellows of every hue and the gentle browns, greys and fawns of the dying vegetation.
I photographed but a small sample of what I saw and include an even smaller sample here. First of all, and perhaps most dramatic, and certainly my favourite is the lipstick palm.