Saturday, December 23, 2017


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!


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 said...

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

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