Story Behind the Photo: Coconut Palms

Coconut Palms, Marathon, FL

With unseasonably cold weather gripping much of the country right now, I thought a nice “warm” looking photo was in order. These coconut palms were photographed in Marathon, Florida, looking out over the Gulf of Mexico about this time last year. Coconut palms are only found in tropical regions with warm humid weather, preferring sandy soils. In the states, you can find them thriving in South Florida along the coast and in the Keys as well as the extreme southern tip of Texas, although they are not native to the US. Origins of the coconut palm are believed to be in the Pacific and Indian Ocean Islands, but there is some debate about the actual location.

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