An ancient Pygmy blossom
Dried on the trunk of a Pygmy Date Palm tree
Tiny dates once grew on the stems
During pruning of the old fronds, these dried blossoms were overlooked
They were undoubtedly among the first fruits produced by the tree
The blossoms were once heavy with clusters of tiny dates
The shell was green and the blossoms were bright yellow
The tiny fruits developed from the stems
Although they do not resemble regular dates, they are edible
A shell that once covered the growing cluster of dates
When it opened, the blossom spilled out in a profusion of fruits
It dried to a woody shell and remained unnoticed on the tree
Hidden by the long, graceful fronds from above
The happy Garden Butcher
After the winter freezes, Romero removed the lower fronds
Revealing the hairy trunks of the Pygmy Date Palms
Exposing their ancient blossoms.
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