Monday, August 23, 2010

The Vinery

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The Vinery was the last section of the gardens that I explored.
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Just as it sounds, there were plenty of trellises and loads of vines. The sun was trying to decide if it wanted to shine, or give way to the rains.
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The rain won out. It stormed while I was out in the Vinery, but because of the thickness of some of the vines, I didn't get wet at all. It was pretty amazing. I could see heavy rain, but none of it got to me. I was protected under the trellises and vines.
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Traveling from trellis to trellis was a network of sidewalks landscaped with wooden fences, and trailing flowers. Really beautiful!
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No idea what kind of flower this is but I really liked it. It reminds me of Christmas, for some reason. And it was really tiny, probably less than an inch across.
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And at this point in my visit to the botanical gardens, the intense Florida heat did me in and I had to leave. I plan to go back in a month, when it cools down some more, and see the rest of the gardens. If you get a chance, you should really check it out. Quiet, peaceful, still, restful, serene, and right now - hot as can be!

6 comments:

Anita Johnson said...

Such a beautiful place to take pictures!

donna said...

Alice ...
These pictures are all wonderful ... It really sounds like a fabulous place!
blessings ...

☼¨`*•.♥RocĂ­o♥.•*¨`☼ said...

Wow these shots are amazing!!

Marie said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures. The red flower reminds me of our hummingbird vine.
Love,
Marie

Nana said...

These are beautiful pictures. I went there once a long time ago to a craft show. Maybe twice. It is beautiful there. Enjoyed it and need to go back again.

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God Bless You ~Ron



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