10-13-2012 Bok Tower Gardens

October 14, 2012  •  7 Comments

As usual, I decided about midnight on my destination for a Saturday morning shoot.  Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, FL.  Bok Tower is a 205 foot tower built on one of the highest points in Florida, with a 60 bell Singing Tower carillon.  The Tower is surrounded by gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr.  This is a beautiful and tranquil place to visit and a haven for native and migrating birds.  Although there were many Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, which is the species that is most seen on the east coast, I concentrated on a female Rufous Hummingbird, which is a rare migrant from the west coast of North America.  If you have never been, I highly recommend it.

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Mary & John(non-registered)
Paul, We visited Bok about 2 years ago and it is a very special place. The towers and gardens are amazing. As usual your photos are incredible.
Debbie Lane(non-registered)
Beautiful shots of the garden...I love volunteering there...I am looking forward to getting inside the tower as one of the rewards of being a volunteer...my photos are public on facebook...your invited!!!
Vikki(non-registered)
Great photos. Bok is one of my favorite places. Thanks for sharing.
Coop
Wayne, I went to Riverbend looking for that one. I missed it by a few days.
Coop
Thanks, Donna. Not sure I will ever see everything I want to in Florida. I'm gonna need a few more lives to cover the rest of the world!
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