What Fronds Are For

Palms are the tree and the swing
The mighty coconut palm provides an afternoon’s entertainment. The fronds (Malay: pelapah) dip low enough that the kids can grab them and sling themselves into the air. After an hour or so of swinging the frond is swung out and hangs limply from the trunk. It’ll take a few weeks until the next one has grown to the right size and position for more swinging.

4 Replies to “What Fronds Are For”

  1. Wow, I’ve got to get one of those. I wonder if it would fit on my balcony. I may have to move the clothes rack.

    But yeah, it IS awesome. No rope required!

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