Bok Tower Gardens in early September

Shots from my early September trip to Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales Florida. There’s always interesting things to see there.

The front door to the Carillon bell tower.

From the bell tower area, you can see down into the valley.  The bell tower sits on one of the highest elevated areas in Florida. An orange grove sits right outside the gardens.

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Lettuce Lake Park after the rain.

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Fir trees come with their own built in ornaments.

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Spider webs and dew early in the morning.

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Fungus in the water soaked swamp.

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Buzzing around in the tree.

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Got a snack.

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Paddling by.

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The lake looks very inviting.

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The swamp does not look inviting. Both the lake and the swamp are full of alligators. The trails and area around the boardwalk was flooded from all of the late summer rains. I’ve never seen the water this high before. Some of the foot trails were still under water and closed. I kept an eye out for wayward alligators and snakes.

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