Poolside | Tempe, AZ | 2018

Here’s an appreciation of the palm tree you might not have considered. “Let’s view (the palm) with symbolic eyes,” write editors of the popular website whats-your-sign.com. “The erect, towering trunk representing the phallus — male power rising into action — followed by a flowering, expansive fireworks display of long supple leaves nestling an offspring of rich, nutritious fruits. Beautiful symbolism, isn’t it? This is a snapshot of how our forbearers viewed the palm, and why it is an icon for fertility and unification.”