Today's tour is of the Florida Intstitute of Technology (FIT) Botanical Gardens in Melbourne, Florida. The gardens are remarkable for the collection of 200 palms, bamboos and other rare and common botanical specimens I love palm trees and had no idea there were so many varieties. Don't worry, I won't bore you with the names of all of the plants. We'll just enjoy the beauty.
On the day of our visit, the temperature was in the eighties, but the day was overcast. The walkways were nice and shady so it was a very pleasant walk . It reminded me of walking through a jungle. These ferns were huge. I took the picture below to show the immensity of the fronds.
This palm had a fascinating snake-type shape.
Over the river...and through the woods we went, happy to have time together in such a restful setting.
Sometimes the beauty of the light on the palms brought tears to my eyes.
This is an air plant entwined with moss. They grow on many of the trees here in Florida. There is so much beauty and variety in G-d's creation.
The winding pathways tempt us to keep going and see what's around the bend.
I'll show you more tomorrow, Gail-Friends, including the wildlife we saw on our walk. There is much more to see.
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