We took our son Mike to the Tampa Airport very early Monday morning. Consequently I was a bit tired and grumpy once we returned home. Maybe it was a bit of a let-down to have everyone gone and the wedding festivities over with. We called John's sister Carolyn to check out their plans for the day. She and her husband Jim were not returning to Missouri until Wednesday. As luck would have it, they missed their exit north after leaving the airport and were heading south on interstate 75 to Largo, Florida. I remembered that the botanical gardens were there so John suggested we meet up with Carolyn and Jim for lunch and go to the gardens from there. Suddenly getting outside and seeing more of Florida's natural beauty sounded like a wonderful idea to me! And Florida Botanical Gardens did not disappoint me at all. The gardens have a blend of Florida native plants as well as exotic ornamentals from around the world. Outside of the entry building for the garden is a native garden where we noticed a fig tree with fruit on it (pictured below). How unusual to see the figs growing coming out of the trunk!