Wordless Wednesday: Stroll through Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Fla.

Caladium at Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Fla.

Caladium at Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Fla.

Over the weekend I visited the beautiful Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Fla., with the primary purpose of smelling that rare, stinky flower in bloom. Having traveled an hour’s drive (one way), I decided to make the most of the visit and spent an hour walking the grounds and soaking up the bountiful blooms.

Although it was a little hot, I took shade under the trees and inside the Conservatory. Enjoy these snapshots.

Conservatory, Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Fla.

Conservatory, Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Fla.

Pitcher Plants, Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Fla.

Pitcher Plants, Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Fla.

Bromelid and Tiny Flowers, Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Fla.

Bromelid and Tiny Flowers, Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Fla.

Venus Fly Traps for Sale, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Fla.

Venus Fly Traps for Sale, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Fla.

Princess and the Koi, Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Fla.

Princess and the Koi, Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Fla.

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Author: Solo Travel Girl Admin

Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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