My sister from St. Louis came to visit for a week in February. We did a lot of tourist things and one of them was visiting Sunken Gardens in St. Pete. The botanical gardens, located near downtown, is over 100 years old. I think it had been at least 30 years since my sister had been and a few years for me. There’s a lot of old tall trees here including that beautiful rainbow eucalyptus tree in the bottom shot.
Watching the small flock of flamingos.
I only saw a few butterflies since it was still a little chilly.
One of the small moss covered waterfalls (I took this with my phone).
The bougainvillea bush wall was in full bloom and it was a beautiful to see how it had been growing for years.
Some of the miniature ponds.
The next day were in downtown Tampa for lunch and found these cool statues. I think this was once a forgotten industrial area and is now a booming area with new apartments and restaurants.
All of these are stunning but that rainbow eucalyptus tree – WOW!
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Wow! I had no idea Sunken Gardens still existed! It has been a l-o-n-g time since we visited. Thank you for the motivation!
Wonderful urban photo safari.