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Palm Arboretum November 23, 2017

Posted by nrhatch in Home & Garden, Humor, Nature, Travel & Leisure.

Before leaving St. Pete, we drove up the waterfront to  the Palm Arboretum . . .

We wandered paths lined with hundreds of species of palms . . .

A sign indicated that the Arboretum houses 735 specimens . . .

Of all shapes and sizes . . .

Tall ones . . .

Short ones . . .

Round ones . . .

Stately ones . . .

Shapely ones . . .

Shy ones . . .

And shaggy ones (reminiscent of Cousin It on the Adams Family) . . .

Aah . . . that’s better!



1. Val Boyko - November 23, 2017

A cool spot to visit! Happy Thanksgiving Nancy 🍽🦃🍁

nrhatch - November 23, 2017

It’s a very pretty park. Happy Thanksgiving!

2. Jill Weatherholt - November 23, 2017

What a beautiful place. Happy Thanksgiving, Nancy!

nrhatch - November 23, 2017

It’s been on our radar to visit for ages . . . we enjoyed wandering its meandering paths through the palms.

Happy Thanksgiving!

3. Kate Crimmins - November 23, 2017

Everything looks great. Not much hurricane damage.

nrhatch - November 23, 2017

Palms are pretty resilient in hurricane force winds since they tend to bend with the breeze . . . but we did lose plenty in our neighborhood. The park did great in dealing with Irma.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and Happy Birthday to your hubby!

4. Tippy Gnu - November 23, 2017

I love palm trees and have made it a point to only live where they grow. It’s amazing how many different varieties exist.

nrhatch - November 23, 2017

I’m with you, Tippy Gnu. Seeing palm trees is always a mood booster for me.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving filled with yummy stuff (and stuffing) for your tummy.

5. judithhb - November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving Nancy to you and yours

nrhatch - November 23, 2017

Thanks, Judith! Hope you’re enjoying the approach of summer down under . . . with lots of opportunities to get out & about.

We had a wonderful (and delicious) Thanksgiving with my sister’s family.

6. Ally Bean - November 24, 2017

Nice photos. Palm trees make me happy. Hope your Thanksgiving was happy as well.

nrhatch - November 24, 2017

We had a nice day ~ lots of food and lots of laughs! Hope you enjoyed the same.

7. Debra - November 24, 2017

I do love palms! I’m not particularly partial to the ones that dot Southern California and are considered more iconic in photographs, but it’s many of the other species that I think are truly beautiful. I would imagine this arboretum would be a very enjoyable place to just walk around and enjoy! You make the most of your environment, and a lovely one it is! 🙂

nrhatch - November 24, 2017

It is a beautiful few acres to wander. Visitors can arrange for a guided tour . . . but learning about hundreds of different species of palms in the course of an afternoon seems more like work than play to me. We enjoyed just LOOKING without the LEARNING.

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