Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Ramble

My mom and I went to The Ramble at Fairchild Tropical Garden for the first time this weekend and had a blast eating exotic fruits, browsing all the beautiful plants and flowers and snapping some interesting photos. If you live in South Florida, I highly recommend going next year. Now that the weather is nice, there's nothing better then spending a few hours outdoors with some good old-fashioned mother nature.

The first couple shots are from a fruit stand called Nature Boyz. My mom and I swore we had a Voodoo Witch Doctor making our drinks because after a few sips we started feeling high on life.

Fresh sugarcane.

Dragon fruit...delish!

If you plan on purchasing a lot of plants, BYOB - Bring Your Own Buggy. 

Nothing like some fresh veggies straight from the farm. 

This is a close-up shot of a banana tree. Wonder if this would survive on my balcony in Brickell?

Free samples everywhere!

The future makings of a Dragon Fruit plant. They say you just have to burry this in the dirt and it grows like crazy. My mom actually bought one so I'll believe it when I see it.

Plenty of odds and ends antiques for sale. Lion head anyone?

One of my favorite shots of the day.

Part of the Design section which featured handmade furniture. 

The itsy bitsy...

I really wanted to get closer here but was worried I'd scare the butterfly away. This is where my telephoto lens would have come in handy. The butterfly garden was absolutely wonderful! Butterflies and other colorful insects everywhere.


  1. Glorious! Wish we could have gone, this year.

  2. Amazing pics, hun! I especially l,ove the bananas pic! So artsy fartsy!