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Time Travel at Bok Tower and Gardens

This is where Danny was working when I first met him

Kathryne Leach

You’re strolling leisurely through a shaded oak hammock, sweet jasmine hanging in the air. An orange and black monarch flutters by.

This is the sound of peace. No children, no demands, no work.

Surrounded by daisies, golden asters, huge sunflowers and moss laden trees in this woodland setting, you breathe in the tranquility that is Bok Tower Gardens, a sensory delight of natural color and fragrance. Wild flora and fauna (longed to use that expression properly, yay me!) grace this 50 acre garden and National Historic Landmark developed by noted landscape architect Frederick Olmstead, Jr. in 1929.

Founder Edward Bok gifted this contemplative place to the American people and President Calvin Coolidge designated it a national landmark that same year.

Experiencing Bok Tower is stepping back to a simpler time, when beautiful building design and arboretums were valued.

IMG_2428Housed near tiny Lakes Wales in central Florida, this botanical gem is…

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My real name is Debra (Debbie Sue). Sarah is a nickname given to me in high school. My husband has always called me that so here in Florida It's all I am known by. I was born and raised in Illinois. My son and I moved to Colorado in 1982. I taught school for 17 years. Then I ran a homeschooling/preschool/daycare until 2006 when I moved to Florida after my son, Bobby died suddenly. He was almost 26. Danny and I live and work at a state park here. I miss the mountains and climate of Colorado. I miss snow and the four seasons. I miss Bobby.

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