Tree with ball-shaped fruit
A gnarly tree trunk
Bamboo (OK, we knew that one!)
Not quite as big as the giant redwoods,
this was nevertheless a big tree.
Liese and Tim getting some shade under the bamboo.
Even the panoramic lense couldn't capture
these 200-year-old palms from top to bottom
Tim, Deb and Liese enjoying the fresh air but trying not to melt in the Botanical Gardens
A gorgeous electric blue dragonfly
The main fountain
It was very hot in there, and anytime you're wearing more than a
bathing suit in Rio you're overdressed. We took advantage
of the many strategically placed stone benches.
The gardens are dotted with
Greek goddesses of all good things
Giant waterlilies from the Amazon rain forest, a real crowd pleaser!
Bust of the garden's founder
Agave, the plant tequilla is made from
Zooming in on Deb on another of those benches...
On to Corcovado
and Pao do Acucar
On to the beach and pool
On to Angra dos Reis
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