DSC_0669I would describe the Pinecrest Botanical Gardens in Florida as I would describe myself…short and sweet. And that’s just how this blog post’s text is going to be…fairly short and sweet – because we were probably only there for an hour and a half. But my hope is that these photos I took speak to how insanely luscious these gardens were and what a lovely little jaunt through here it was…especially when enjoying with a loved one. My loved one being my uber accommodating and beautiful new friend Amanda (once a friend of a friend, now a life time partner in crime).

I also have to speak to the cute little neighborhood we drove through to get here. Flat streets with trees that hovered just above the road as a colorful canopy leading the way to this little paradise. Which was actually once the original location of the Parrot Jungle, a theme park started in 1936 until they relocated to the city of Miami‘s Watson Island in 2003.

We arrived. Bought our $5 ticket, studied the map, and went with the flow. Unfortunately all of their butterfly exhibits weren’t active but there were plenty of lizards, turtles, koi, chirping birds, spiders and their webs, and cool plants to keep us entertained. I must mention the humidity. Quite real, as I like to keep saying. If you ever go in the middle of July as I did, I highly recommend wearing practically nothing. 🙂

I hope you enjoy the pictures! …They took me a good minute to edit, whilst on vacation, in order to bring at the colors as I saw them and according to a DSLR camera.