Friday, February 9, 2018

Bok Tower Garden



  Thursday was spent driving 96 miles South West to meet with Kathy's friend at Bok Tower Garden. It was a nice day weather wise and we enjoyed the visit with them. The tower is a National Landmark and it costs $14 to enter and another $6 if you want to tour the mansion ( Totally worth it.)






  The gardens are beautiful to walk through and most plants are in bloom. The tower is a musical device and two men play a Carillon (an oversize piano) with their fists. The levers pull a clacker inside a tuned bell a floor above them. 






  The performers played at 1 pm and 2 pm yesterday and I guess the schedule could change. 





  I was fascinated by the Pleated Wood Peckers there. As big as a cattle egret they were. This one was even willing to take on granite. 





  It was great place to meet up with old friends. They have a good sandwich shop and a nice museum also. Just another great day in Florida.




6 comments:

  1. That's a determined woodpecker. Or on drugs.

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    1. It's mate was boring a four inch hole into a palm tree. It would pull it's head back about six inches and slam it into the trunk, amazing determination. Thanks.

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  2. That's just down the road from us. Guess we better stay out of the pool and go visit.

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    1. I can understand enjoying a pool. It went from cool to hot too quickly, hope some more cool comes our way. Thanks for commenting.

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  3. I've never even heard of this place. Thanks for the info. We see the pileated woodpeckers often. They are big and loud but I've never seen one take on stone before. Can't be any bugs in there I wouldn't think.

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    1. Hope you go enjoy a day there. Been finding a lot of neat places this week. I looked at one pic and see they were disturbing wasps or bees in the palm and I think some of them were being eat. I wonder how they do not get stung. Thanks for the comment.

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