In another neighbor's yard I noticed two palms coming back after the hard freezes we had this winter. This one was just emerging in a gray green color. The fronds looked like thousands of arms raised up praising the warmth of the sun. This shape would be wonderful in a sculpture I think.
The other palm of the same type was already opened up and much greener. If you ever have a plant die back due to frost, please don't give up on it till the middle of July. I've actually had plants come back that late in the summer after particularly cold winters. The roots are growing underground gathering up enough energy to put forth their greenery again.
I walked over and touched the leaves and much to my surprise they were soft and feathery like a fern. I had expected them to be stiff and biting like most palm fronds. I'm not sure of the type of palm but they are lovely to see in their various stages of growth. I think cycads have stiff fronds perhaps it's a pigmy date palm?
Happy May Day to you and White Rabbit to you all. I vaguely remember dancing around a maypole holding onto streamers when I was young. I even think I had a crown of flowers on my head. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.