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Sarasota Sampler

A sampling of images from a Saturday visit to Sarasota, Florida, with Janice Broda and Professor of English and palm tree enthusiast John Kennedy for a tour of homes featuring unique collections of palm trees and other plants.
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The first home covered its double lot with a thick jungle of plants and palms cut through with paths and the occasional statue or two.
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A couple of Downy Woodpeckers gave away their position in a palm tree where they were excitedly chirping their pleasure as they feasted on some unknown insect larvae.
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We ate lunch at the Main Bar Sandwich Shop in the downtown historic district where they have been “Serving Sarasota’s Finest Sandwiches Since 1958”. After eating there I had to agree with their slogan.
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Downtown Sarasota.
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Downtown Sarasota.
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A brief visit to Janice Broda’s alma mater, New College of Florida, which incorporates historic 1920s buildings from the Edith & Charles Ringling estate.
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New College fronts onto Sarasota Bay.
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Colorful Adirondack chairs look like a great place for students to relax.
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The mansion of John & Mable Ringling known as Cà d’Zan sits just south of New College. The home is now part of the Ringling Museum of Art.
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One of New College’s friendly squirrels.
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New College of Florida.
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Sandhill Cranes still wet from a passing storm foraged near the second home we visited on the palm tree tour.
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Copies of historic statues dot the landscape around downtown Lido Key. Time will tell if the warning sign is heeded.
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Sarasota office towers and condos along with new construction line the Sarasota Bay shoreline.
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Stormy weather followed us as we headed home.
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Old barn in the landscape at 60 MPH.
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As scary as the weather looked it never amounted to much.

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