Saturday, August 13, 2005

Pitiful Palm Tree

I read somewhere that the emirate of Abu Dhabi has manually planted over 200 million palm trees! Hardly seems believable that someone nurtured so many little palmlette trees, then dug so many holes, planted the full grown trees, and all in this incredible roasting climate.

Furthermore, each and every tree is irrigated - you see miles of hosepipes draped along road, with spouts at each tree. Unbeee lievable!! All hail to those who had the vision and energy to "green" the desert so wonderfully.

And at this time of the year, each palm tree is laden with such tempting looking fruits - by the bushel - all shades, from pale yellow, through orange, red, brown and dark black. They are a work of art in themselves.

That said, why oh why did one popular hotel in Abu Dhabi feel it necessary to plant this plastic monstrosity outside their entrance ....

1 comment: said...

I have stayed at that hotel...if it is the same one near the corniche. anyway always love your blogs...very funny.