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My First Visit To Bok Tower

Sunday, May 02, 2010

This morning hubby and I went out for a healthy breakfast and then went for our first visit to Bok Towers. Bok Towers is located in Lake Wales, Florida. Bok Towers is supposed to be the highest point in the state of Florida. We enjoyed wondering through the information center and reading all of the historical information. Our favorite part was walking up the hill to see the tower itself. The gardens around the tower are beautifully kept and there are lovely flowers, trees, bushes and grasses. Scattered about are benches, gazebos, markers with information about the foliage and signs directing visitors to different areas of the park. Around the tower itself is a small pond with koi and a swan. I took many pictures and some of them are below.

This is Bok Tower itself.

This flower looks like an orchid but is really part of the iris family.

This swan was performing and fluffing his feathers after being fed by personnel at the towers.

This flower has a star shape that makes me think of team mate WILD4STARS!

This blue flower had such a lovely color to it that I couldn't resist!

This pale yellow flower looks like it may be in the orchid family but I don't know.

You can tell from the last picture (a sun dial on the tower) that I took that particular picture at 11:36a.m. I even checked with the time on my cell phone and it was accurate!
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  • L*I*T*A*
    wonderful pictures..............looks like a great place to visit if i ever get down that way.............have a wonderful week.............blessings and hugs.............lita
    3617 days ago
    Did you go to the white garden? Haven't figured out why they call it that, we got married in that particular location 3 years ago May 31st. It's the part where the two palm trees form an X. We said our vows under the palms.
    I'm glad you enjoyed it as much as we do. It holds a very special place in our hearts.
    3617 days ago
    That's just gorgeous, Cyndi!

    My husband and I need to go there. He's from Louisiana and is a relatively recent Central Florida transplant so he hasn't been, and the only time I was there I was a very young teenager and completely dense. I think I'd appreciate it now.
    3617 days ago
    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I went to Bok Tower first in the 1950's. I doubt there is a decade since I haven't been. It is one of my favorite places. Glad you enjoyed it. -Marsha
    3617 days ago
    Didn't you just love it? Did you get to the Windows on the Pond? Your photos are great!
    I love going there early in the morning, during the week. Generally have the entire place to myself.
    emoticon LOVE the star flowers, thanks for thinking of me.
    3617 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/2/2010 3:07:44 PM
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