Although the beach, ocean and all things tropical are a constant theme in my life, palms have been especially on my mind lately.  I like their texture, the way they drape, and their ability to bring cheer.  It seems like palm trees have a magical way of putting anyone in the happy party vacation mode.  Can you hear the music, see the little umbrella in your drink, and smell the ocean air?
This pretty purple palm is a picture that my very good friend Janet took in Tahiti.  You might remember I used some of her photos for Carmi's grounded theme one week.  Anyway, a very soothing pretty purple palm, just what I need in the middle of finals week.