Allow me to share snippets from my Sunday afternoon walk through Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Florida.
Established in 1936 and named for Dr. David Fairchild, foremost USDA botanist and plant explorer, its 83-acres host one of the world’s best tropical botanic gardens.
I counted 11 ponds and lakes stretching across the eastern side of the gardens.
Varieties of visitors enjoy the calm clear pools.
Almost every visitor had a camera. I saw many point-and-shooters, a gaggle of camera enthusiasts trailing their photography instructor, and a few sporting professional equipment.
Around the southern periphery of the gardens, I found two white ibis intent on grooming their pristine plumage.
An enormous Chihuly sculpture grabs center stage just inside the Windows to the Tropics Conservatory.
Within that building, I discovered a world of beauteous tropical blooms. I promise to share them with you next week.