More rainy day flower pictures

Pictures from a walk around the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo during a morning summer rain shower. Most people say the rain never lasts long in Florida in the summer but sometimes they last most of the day. This morning in August it rained all day. At least it wasn’t hot.

Standing under the gazebos looking across the pond.

Linking to Wednesday Around the World.

Post Christmas flowers at Bok Tower Gardens

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Still blooming after Christmas. I took ¬†my sister to Bok Tower Gardens in central Florida for a post-Christmas outing. It was a beautiful day and we walked all over the gardens. We saw Amaryllis flowers all around the gardens. They were so beautiful. Next year I want to get some and plant them in our front yard. Although I think I’ll have to buy them about to bloom and then plant them since I’m not sure if they’ll grow in our sandy soil. We had a lot of fun walking around and I took a ton of ¬†pictures so they’ll be more to come.

Tiny flying critters and a few swimming things

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I stopped by the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Tampa on my way home from Lettuce Lake Park on Memorial Day weekend. Besides the Imax theater and cool exhibits for kids, they have a nice butterfly garden. The garden had a complete makeover since the last time I was there and was really nice. Tons of different plants, trees and flowers with stories about a lot of them. Lots of benches in the shade. Lots of tiny critters flying around. It was really hot since I got there right before lunch so I only stayed an hour. I only had my 70-200mm f2.8 lens and hand-held it to get the above. It was nice to travel light and since I was pretty close to the flowers, I didn’t need anything longer.

Shine the Divine