This image appeals to me because of its simplicity of subject, of composition, and of meaning.
To me, as a Canuck and very occasional snowbird, the base meaning of this image is warmth. There is nothing quite like the sight of palm trees in January – proud, upstanding, simple, beautiful palm trees on a bright blue backdrop – if the reality you come from decries the chance to be warm in winter.
So I don’t know if these trees are foreign to me, or if I am foreign to them, but I’m getting warm here at my desk just thinking about it.
Today’s forecast in Calgary? Overcast with an inch of snow this evening.
These trees just keep looking better and better all the time.