It's winter somewhere...

solstice98October 12, 2009

but in Lake Wales Florida the water lilies are still blooming!

Kate

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crunchpa

Thanks, waterlilies are so photogenic.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2009 at 6:51AM
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ronf_gw

You're right, it's Winter somewhere and today somewhere is Minnesota. 27 this morning and we had an inch or two of snow yesterday. What a treat to see these beautiful waterlilies this morning.

Ron

    Bookmark   October 13, 2009 at 8:29AM
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joan_mn

Beautiful! The swan and the giant lily pads looks like a fairy tale! Where is Lake Wales? We winter in the Ocala National Forest, and with our crappy weather Ron mentioned, we will be darn glad to leave MN for the winter!

    Bookmark   October 15, 2009 at 6:19PM
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solstice98

Joan, this winter you should do a day trip from the Ocala area down to Lake Wales - it's south of Orlando about 1 1/2 hours. One of the oldest Florida tourist destinations is a carillon tower located on the highest point in the state. Florida doens't have very many hills but this little area has them, and from the grounds around the tower you can see miles and miles of orange groves. Bok Tower Gardens, right in Lake Wales, was opened in the 1920's and is a throwback to those days. The gardens aren't extravagent but they are lovely. And the tower itself is beautiful, with intricate granite work and tiles. A couple times a day the carillon bells are played and you can hear it all around the gardens.

Kate

Here is a link that might be useful: Bok Tower Gardens

    Bookmark   October 16, 2009 at 9:16AM
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joan_mn

That sounds delightful! I've bookmarked the link. Thanks so much!

    Bookmark   October 16, 2009 at 3:29PM
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