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Palm Sunday

Of course at my house we call today "Palma Sunday"!

Palm Sunday, the last Sunday in lent, marks the beginning of Holy Week and is always the Sunday before Easter. It marks the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem, and the crowds met him waving palm branches, and covering the path in them. The palm fronds represented victory and triumph.

As a child, my family celebrated Palm Sunday as my "feast day", since there was not a saint's day close to my name. There was a big dinner in my honor, and it was like having another birthday. Brad always honors the day for me with a card and small gift.

In the desert, all you have to do is go outside, and look up, and you will see various kinds of palm trees. I love being surrounded by the bright blue skies, sunshine and all kinds of palm trees.

Here are the four most common:
Date Palms
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Queen Palm
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Fan Palm
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and my FAVORITES: The Royal Palms
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Comments (4)

Happy Palma Sunday! How wonderful that you celebrate this day - and you have so many stunning examples of palms around you. Hope you are having a wonderful day.

Jen:

I miss the palm trees, if I remember correctly, there is a place in Redlands called Edwards Mansion, it is/was set amongst an orange grove, surrounded by palm trees....

Lovely pics, see you soon!

Jen

Nancy L:

Happy Feast Day, Palma.

Nancy L

I just LOVE palm trees. Great photos! Happy Palma Sunday :-)

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