St. Augustine ~ some random scenes
Country United States
County St. Johns
( from Wikipedia )
Click here to read all about the fabulous city of St Augustine!
~~~ On this short 2 day trip I fell in love with this old town all over again! If there are more beautiful sights to see or more desirable weather, I have yet to come across it in my almost 68 years!
...But then again-I'm very partial to all of our north Florida towns and countryside and can't imagine ever wanting to be any where else...or at least...not for very long!
St. Augustine being right on the coast, makes for a slightly cooler temps than we have inland !
Also I was surprised-and did not remember or had just not noticed on previous visits- how many tropical plants grow and thrive in St. Augustine!
(Hibiscus-Oleander-Bottle Brush trees- Bougainvilleas -to name a few!)
For me, though, the most eye catching and lovely plant growing there is the Jasmine vines...Star Jasmine, I believe it is! It is allowed to grow on trellises and up trees and walls and along fences; very fragrant with a perfusion of small, snowy white blooms!
On our way out of town yesterday morning we took one last tour of the oldest sections, just to find the perfect trellis to photograph! :) We found it!! :)
Charles has even agreed to consider building me a similar trellis for my front entrance here at our place! :)
Also, I was pleased to see a lot of 'knock-Out' roses in landscaping, all around town; in both reds and pinks! Not surprising , since this has become a much used rose in recent years- and a fabulous one it is!
( I have a lot of these in my own yard!)
Some random scenes:
The Jasmine vines!
Grape Arbor entrance to a shop!
Wild Flowers and grass along the shore!
(In front of the Oldest Wooden School)
The beautiful Live Oaks, draped in Spanish Moss!
(This scene is the block long street directly in front of 'Fountain of Youth!' A camera can not capture it's true magnificence!)