A Dark Knight in the Sunken Gardens

Posted by admin on January 18th, 2015 filed in travel

Been awhile since my last post, but had a fun day, so starting back up.  Why all the fun?  Batman finally visited the St Pete Sunken Gardens today!  As chaperones, Will and I tagged along, taking pictures of him, the landscaping and the various blooms, birds and bees.

We also saw a LARGE alligator snapping turtle chilling in a pond in the gardens:

Greens grew on its shell and fed most of the tiny fish in the pond. Here’s a pic of the head. The nose is out of the water and just below it is the mouth and beak.

And here’s the nose minus any visibility under the water:

Before leaving, we strolled around again, stopping to sit and enjoy the surroundings. The towering date palms precipitated tiny blossoms as the wind picked up. Trying to catch them as they dropped from forty/fifty feet felt like catching snowflakes as a kid. Probably the closest we’ll get to snow in central Florida. Anyway, the tiny flowers make great hair accessories for Batman.

The gift shop on the way out had some cool stuff, including stout, silicone pint and shot glasses, plus a nice little globe book-end:

So Batman, where to next?

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