we have several palm trees in our yard. i like to call them "florida palms", although i'm sure that's not their scientific name.
they're spikey, and spiney, and have tons of texture with all of that moss tucked in and around everywhere.
i tried to climb one when i was a kid........you only have to do that once to know it's not a good idea. so as a bigger kid now, i'll just admire from a distance and try to sketch them...... :))
sketch pages created using koi watercolor, micron pen, pencil, and pan pastel.