The land of fruits and nuts

More pictures from my trip to the Fruit and Spice Park in south Miami. Lots of different things growing there. I did learn that you could tell the difference between edible and non-edible banana plants by the bloom. If the bloom is growing up, the bananas are not edible and are just ornamental. Has anyone else ever heard that before?

SkyWatch Friday

Cute faces at the zoo

DSC_9804 DSC_9813 DSC_9815 DSC_9818 DSC_9820 DSC_9832 DSC_9843 DSC_9849 DSC_9850 DSC_9863 DSC_9870 DSC_9875
DSC_9837

DSC_9841

Another tourist trip during Christmas week. My sister and I spent a morning at the zoo. Beautiful and not too hot, the animals were out playing. I think that old turtle face is my favorite. He looks so prehistoric and funny with that blade of grass hanging out of his mouth. He was up moving around that morning. There’s always something entertaining at the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa.

Blooming in the winter

DSC_9415 DSC_9418 DSC_9413 DSC_9421 DSC_9425 DSC_9423 DSC_9429 DSC_9438 DSC_9442 DSC_9446 DSC_9447 DSC_9449 DSC_9457 DSC_9479

Pretty things were still blooming in the winter in central Florida. On a cold (60 degrees) sunny morning I headed out for a good 3 hour walk. I went to the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo. Not many birds there but still lots of flowers blooming. I know, everyone else is showing off their pretty snow pictures but soon they’ll be wishing they were down here for a visit.

 20mom_badgeWEBShine the Divine