Week 12 – #25 SOOC (Straight Out Of the Camera)

Taken at the Florida Botanical Garden in Largo, FL, here is one of the Christmas decorations from one of the Christmas trees back in the Wetlands Walkway area.

This was handheld, taken at 1/50 sec at f6.3, 134mm, iso 12800.

Week 22 – # 5 Butterflies And/Or Bees

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My entry for Butterflies.  I can’t tell you which variety they are, but they are colorful and they pose nicely for me to get a photo. No chasing after them waiting until they open their wings.

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Tonight Diane and I  took a drive up to Largo to the Florida Botanical Gardens.  We arrive just before the sun set and we started walking around the gardens.  The gardens host Holiday Lights.  As we started walking around, the lights were slowly showing. The sky was getting darker and the gardens came alive with lights.

If you have not been, this is a nice place to walk around and will be available even on Christmas Day.
Holiday Lights in the Gardens every evening. In addition to laser lights, flora and fauna displays and decorated trees, a seven-foot gingerbread house with more than 600 lights, a 3-foot tall white swan and a five-foot tropical parrot have been added to the tradition array of light-lines paths with nightly free entertainment and visits from Santa Claus.

They have entertainment, with snack foods and hot chocolate.
Nov. 28, 2014 – Dec. 31, 2014
5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
$4 donation
(13 and older)

   12520 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33774
(727) 582-2100

http://www.flbg.org/foundation.htm

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Here is a view of the cactus garden.

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And to all of you – Happy Holidays.