Posted on April 18, 2014
The Naples Botanical Gardens (naplesgarden.org) occupies over 170 acres (including parking and a 90-acre natural preserve). The 2.5 mile walking trail leads the visitor through seven different settings for flowers and trees. Today’s images from the gardens focus on water flowers; both lilies and shoreline flowers. The last three photos remind us that flowers – while beautiful – are also food for many animals. More from the gardens on Monday.
Posted on September 23, 2013
We had a delightful time in Georgia last week visiting our youngest son and his family. Thely live in Grovetown, near Augusta.
We (my son, two grandsons, and me) decided to walk a few hundred yards to the pond near their home. We spotted a butterfly on the way.
I enjoyed the smell and look of the Georgia pines and the woods.
We eventually came to the pond.
Around the pond were flowers that grasshoppers thought were a breakfast buffet.
After I took some pictures, as well as my curious son, we headed home.
Along the way the boys found a centipede (followed by many others!), which the oldest picked up.
The youngest was curious enough about all the cracks (he called them creeks) to pause for a moment.
It was a lovely morning outing. Gaters and spiders on Wednesday.