It’s true!  You can now type a 🌴.  Most browsers, phones, and computers now support emoji, those little smileys and other fun symbols.  If yours is up to date that was a cute little image of a palm tree.  (Actually palms are not trees, but that is what the symbol is called.) It was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 (details here).  One way to get a 🌴is to copy and paste this one.

 

If it works on enough platforms, you will start to see lots of little 🌴’s on this site.  Of course if you want to see palms at home and you are now in a cold place, you know what to do: 

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In case you are not seeing the palms in the text above, here are some real ones!