As one who lives far too North for palm trees to survive, this response fascinates me, Francine. People to the South may not even notide the textures but we Northerners marvel at every inch of a palm tree.
Really good pictures, Francine. I do not think I have the ability (or the equipment) to get the textures to jump off the page tame like you have done. Check out my new gravatar picture. Mike the cat loves to rub his head on my beard (strange behavior) but have you ever met a cat that did not have strange behaviors, lol!