Yes, There Are
Sometimes it is interesting to look at some of the search terms that lead people here to the Burnsland website. One of those terms that has come up more than once is “are there palm trees in Mexico.” So to answer that question, yes there are palm trees in Mexico. I hereby submit the above photo as evidence.
Those palm trees were found at the beach near San Crisanto in Yucatan, which we visited during our 2016 Carnival Cruise to Mexico. We had a delightful time at that beach, and not just because there were palm trees there. But I do love palm trees, so of course, I had to get some photos of them. I liked the way that these trees were reaching up to the sun, too.
So yes, there are definitely palm trees in Mexico. At least there are in the states of Yucatan and Quintana Roo, which were the two states that we visited during our cruise stops. I would assume that there are palm trees in the more northern states of Mexico as well because those are farther south than our United States, where we have palm trees in some of the southern states.
Hopefully, that was the answer you were looking for if you were asking that question!
You can see lots more from our visit to Mexico in the 2016 Cruise to Mexico Trip Report.
No Silly Questions
Yes, I was slightly poking fun at the question of whether there are palm trees in Mexico. But actually, if you have not been there, that is not a silly question at all. Because if you haven’t been there, how would you know?
I like living in these modern times where you can find out just about anything you ever wanted to know with just a few short clicks on the internet. If you have a question that you don’t want to ask publicly, you can ask it rather anonymously in one of the many search engines out there. Sometimes you find some conflicting answers and have to wade through some information to figure out which is the right one. But sometimes that is fun, too.
Back in the old days (Jaylin would say that I sound old whenever I start with that), you could either talk to someone who had firsthand experience, or you could go to the library and try to look up what you wanted to know. Those options were good because they were the only ones that we had, but sometimes the answers that you could get were somewhat limited.
These days we have the world at our fingertips, or even in our pocket if that is where you keep your phone. You can find out anything at any time. These kids today don’t know just how good they have it!
There is no such thing as a stupid question. There are, however often some stupid answers.
Therefore I will again confound these people with wonder after wonder. The wisdom of their wise men will vanish, and the understanding of the perceptive will be hidden. - Isaiah 29:14
About the photo
I took some artistic liberties with this photo. But since this is more of a photographic art website than a documentary photography website, I think that is allowed. Let me check with the webmaster. Yes, he said it is fine.
Actually, I mainly just changed the colors a good bit. The sky was originally a deep blue, which is always nice. But I liked the almost neon blue shade of the sky here. It makes the photo stand out somewhat from several of the other photos that I have posted from this beach. And why bother posting the same thing over and over again?
Most of the adjustments were made by altering the color curves in Photoshop, after bringing out some of the detail in the otherwise dark palm trees using the original Raw file.
Photo: A single Raw exposure, processed in Photoshop. Read more about photography tips, photo software, camera gear, and more at Steve’s Photography Tips.
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10
Lens: Rokinon 7.5mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens
Date: July 19, 2016
Location: Near San Crisanto, Yucatan, Mexico