When away from home and packing a lunch, it is always my preference to consume it outdoors. Back in June I needed just such an outdoor spot for four lunches. To my fortune Historic Round Lake Park, a hidden gem of St. Petersburg, Florida, was just a block and a half away. The small park was all alone, so I was happy to befriend it along with the squirrels and birds. The small round "lake" itself was not much of note so I did not even photograph it, choosing instead the grand Live Oak above whose shade I gladly sat in.
Even though I have beheld them for decades, Royal Palm Trees still hold an exoticness to me. This triple cluster of Royal Palms in Historic Round Lake Park were of uncommon height. It looked to me they were each racing each other to the sun.
Now that I think about it, for such a tiny park it is home to some magnificent trees. Decorating the eastern half of the park is the expansive Banyan Tree seen above. Like many other Banyan trees in the area, it has been defiled by fools seeking their name to be known of that as a defiler of nature. I apologized to the tree for these slights. Trees are very forgiving creatures.
Visit the park yourself for lunch: