Harry P. Leu Gardens are a beautifully planned and maintained public retreat on the outskirts of Orlando. The City of Orlando were bequeathed this acreage at the end of the lives of the Leu family - to be held in perpetuity as a 50 acre garden for public use. There are many different areas of focus throughout the grounds, including a Color Garden; a White Garden; an Idea Garden; a Butterfly Garden; a tropical garden and numerous others. We saw many cute little lizards, a heron, many turtles, a cardinal, many butterflies. We were tantalized with an alligator and a cottonmouth (didn't see either) but DID see and 2ft long black snake.
I find that I am evidently very drawn to the Southern Live Oak and to stands of bamboo blowing in the wind!!!
An aside: As you fly into Orlando, you see that the whole area (outer limits, suburbs, city) is riddled with both natural and man-made lakes. As Ron put it: "Do you suppose they just create the lake first and then build around it?" Many, many, many lakes - unexpected.
An the other unexpected, so far very low humidity!!!! YAY!!!!
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