Friday, May 8, 2015

Orchids and Masks - The Marie Selby Botanical Garden

As promised, more about my wonderful vacation. Today I want to share some pics I took at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, a city we visited twice. It was almost two hours away, so a bit of a ride, but the gardens were lovely...

First there were orchids...



And then there were the masks, hand carved and painted...


And finally there was this astoundingly beautiful tree...




16 comments:

  1. Some vibrant colors. (And excellent photos.) The masks are wicked cool. Must've been an amazing place if you went twice.

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    1. We went to Sarasota twice, not the Gardens. I'll be sharing the other place we visited there next week...

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  2. I LOVE botanical gardens. It looks like the one you visited was a good one. Nice pics!

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  3. What awesome pics! The last flower pic surprised me - it looks like an oriental slipper plant with all the little shoes with pointed curly toes! And the tree looks like someone put fishing lures on it as a joke - so pretty though. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. You wouldn't believe how soft those pink fronds were.

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  4. I like gardens, and these are beautiful photos! Love the look of masks, but most of the native ones we have in the Northwest are expensive! Enjoyed the burst of colour.

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    1. It looked most of the masks went for hundreds of dollars so, yeah, definitely not cheap!

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  5. Beautiful. Compared to what grows where I live, those tropical plants are so exotic. Love visiting botanic gardens like that.

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  6. Oh my. Oh my, oh my.
    Thank you.
    What blissful places. Both of them.

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    1. They were actually in the same place; the Gardens were hosting the mask exhibit!

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  7. Love these. It's artwork, here. Well done.

    Happy Weekend :-)

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  8. Oh, those pictures are a delight. Thank you for sharing them.

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  9. Wonderful photos. I have never seen a blue orchid; stunning. Sounds wonderful. Just as a vacation should be. Keep enjoying your trip.

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