Saturday, December 23, 2017

VACATION PICS - TWO



Just a few more vacation photos from Anna Maria Island...enjoy!




Sweetie taking a closeup off this truly gnarly tree trunk.  It's a Silk Floss Tree and it has spines which could be dangerous, but it's beautiful.

Closeup of the trunk next - see how spikey it is?




























These were taken at the Palma Sola Botanical Park, a lovely place for a nice walk and they have some interesting plants, tree, shrubs, lakes, etc.  


This is a pandanus with some spikey globes (fruit) - another gnarly tree!








Nothing spikey here, and even edible fruit = starfruit :)















Finish off with this gorgeous great white egret - such a beautiful bird, and so used to humans at this pier that it just posed for us.  Love Anna Maria Island!

3 comments:

Chris Lally said...

Great photos, Rhonda.
Always good to look at beautiful trees. The Silk Floss is an amazing! Have never seen anything like this. Looks like it belongs in a spooky novel.
The white egret is the icing on this lovely post.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

I like the look of this spiky globe fruit. They look like they would be a challenge to draw. I've never seen those before. Glad you had a good break.

Best wishes for a happy holidays and a happy healthy and prosperous 2018. I look forward to reading about your adventures x

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

hmm interesting tree, wouldn't want to climb it :p

such a pretty bird, would make a nice painting :)