Christmas Palm

Merry Christmas! While waiting in our car for my daughter, on Nov. 22, 2018, I looked down West Point Loma Blvd. in Ocean Beach, Calif. at the strangest thing—a seemingly shaped Christmas tree reaching into the sky. But on closer inspection, looks like some kind of vine engulfed a palm, leaving but a few unmistakable fronds to top—nature’s living star. I shot two quick pics, which are paired together as the Featured Image, using Google Pixel 3 XL. Vitals (left): f/1.8, ISO 58, 1/3096 sec, 4.44mm; 11:51 a.m. PST. The other is ISO 56 and 1/2933 sec.