Skateboarder at the corner

Waiting for a friend at the corner of Cambie and Broadway

Palm fronds next to the fabric store

I found this large palm-like plant interesting. I have to say I'm still surprised when I come across palm fronds in the Pacific Northwest. We seem so far from the more tropical climates where they thrive.

This rather healthy plant grows next to the Natural Textile Company. It's on Oak Street in Vancouver, between 7th and 8th Avenue. The simplicity of the store window and the thickness of the leaves just around the corner make an interesting contrast, I think.