Monday, August 23, 2010

The Vinery

The Vinery was the last section of the gardens that I explored.
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.
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.
Traveling from trellis to trellis was a network of sidewalks landscaped with wooden fences, and trailing flowers. Really beautiful!
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.
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!


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.

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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