Thursday, January 1, 2009

Skywatch Friday On Ninth Day of Christmas

Skywatch Friday


on


The Ninth Day of Christmas


January 2, 2009


Photos of Bok Tower Sanctuary


in


Lake Wales, Florida


Where


The Bok Carillon


and


The Buck Pinewood Estate Home


Reside Next Door to Each Other


Another sky view of the Bok Tower Carrilon


Bok Tower Grove of Live Oaks With Spanish Moss. This is the highest point in the state of Florida .From here you can see the greater Orlando metro area.You need to walk to the edge of this plateau of live oaks to get a view of Orlando.This is quiet and serene place.
A lake reflecting the sky and the Bok Tower Carrilon

White swans are in the water and the palm trees and sky are in reflection.

The very top of the Bok Tower Carrilon that was designed in art deco style by Mr. Bok who wanted to create this massive carrilon that gets played every day of the year. Jack and I got to listen to Christmas carols being played by the carrilon. Magical and magnificent moment!
Little sky in this photo but I wanted you to see the beautiful gold doors that lead to the inside of the carrilon. Only volunteers get to go inside. Some volunteers do work just to get a glimps of the inside and the view of Orlando from the very top of the tower.

Hope you enjoyed my Bok Tower Tour. If you want more info on the Bok Tower, you can go here with a click: http://boksanctuary.org/
Now go visit other Skywatch Friday blogs: http://skyley.blogspot.com/

18 comments:

Lilli & Nevada said...

What great and interesting photos with nice information, I particularly love the reflections on the water
Happy New Year

Steffi said...

Happy New Year 2009 and Happy SWF!Really nice pictures!

Greetings from the frosty cold Germany!

Louise said...

Beautiful! I'm going to be in that area next weekend. Maybe I'll ask my hosts to take me there!

vincibene said...

Beautiful series! Very interesting tower!

Merisi said...

A beautiful place,
unfortunately I never got beyond Disney in Orlando. The Mute Swans are lovely!

Gill - That British Woman said...

great series of photos......

Gill in Canada

Linda Reeder said...

First SWF for 2009!
The blue sky and tropical growth in your pics seem so foriegn to me right now. I don't know when we'll see blue again.

Kathy said...

Great phots. Really like the ones with the tree's. Hope you have a wonderful New Years.

Kay said...

You live in such a beautiful area. We haven't traveled to Florida yet but we'll have to put it on our list. It's wonderful to meet another retired educator. Have a wonderful New Year!

Kay said...

You live in such a beautiful area. We haven't traveled to Florida yet but we'll have to put it on our list. It's wonderful to meet another retired educator. Have a wonderful New Year!

Wanda said...

Oh my how beautiful and magical. Love all the pictures.... I was loving each one.


Happy New Year.... I have so enjoyed your friendship and posts this year.

LOL;Wanda

gel said...

All of these photos are a treat, but I am particularly drawn to the grove of trees with Spanish Moss. Enjoyed the information accompanying those photos. Here from Skywatch Fri and I'll be back! Happy New Year!

esnorway said...

nice pics happy new year

fishing guy said...

Joann: What a wonderful sky show around the tower. The reflecting shot of the swans and tower were outstanding. You did a neat job of getting all those angles.

Rottlady of the Ozarks said...

Some very interesting shots you have here. Beautiful! Happy SWF

Arija said...

A very beautiful post indeed.
I was lucky enough to listen to the bell riners practice across the water at one of the Sydney Universities while the Prof was at a conference. I think I got the better deal.

Susie of Arabia said...

Wow! This place is beautiful - the photos are fantastic. I'd love to see it for myself! Happy New Year to you both from Saudi Arabia!

The Arthur Clan said...

What lovely additions to SWF. Thanks so much for sharing!