Friday, May 22, 2020

LET'S TAKE A WALK

I felt the need to expand my walks from just making circles around my neighborhood. Parks have reopened in the Arboretum
is one of my favorites. There was a young mother with two young children and myself the only ones about so social distancing was not a problem.

The weather is getting hot so shade was welcome.

Jacaranda trees are starting to bloom. The flowers are pretty up close but the thorns are quite forbidding.

Variegated hibiscus --

the flowers are pretty

but I think the foliage is amazing.

Pony tail palms always make me think of a Dr. Seuss illustration.

Bottle palm. This bottle seems a bit wonky.

Fluffy fox tail palm.



Fragrant jasmine.

These are some kind of lily. They actually grow in  thick clumps but these guys were taking a rest on the ground.

Now I am taking a rest, not because I am tired from my walk but because I am tired of trying to wrestle photos onto the post. I'll save the rest for another time.


7 comments:

  1. Boy did you take me back to Florida with all those photos. Kind of miss the foliage found usually only there. Hibiscus are a real favorite. My grandmother's house in Key West was surrounded by them. They always remind me of her. She was precious.

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  2. Nice walk. I didn't realize there were so many different kinds of palms.

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  3. Nice walk and pretty photos too. Your flowers and foliage are different from what I see in Hawaii.

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  4. I've never seen a pony tail palm before - what a interesting tree!

    Take care and stay well!

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  5. Thanks for taking us along. Florida fauna is so foreign to this northwesterner.

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  6. Ooops. That would be Florida flora, not fauna, is so foreign to this Northwesterner.

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  7. What a lovely walk! Amazing foliage, you are right.

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