Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Flowers and Benches at the Luis Munoz Rivera Park in Old San Juan, Puerta de Tierra to be more exact. I love these quaint benches right in the heart of the park, which force me to get out of my car and venture in though I was having a solo Silver Hair Adventure. Well, it was actually me and my camera. The bench is supposed to resemble branches that are intertwining themselves into a bench. What could not be simulated is the beautiful vines that naturally have formed a canapy above the bench. The fragrance is not noticed until later in the evening, when it must not only be a beautiful sight but a treat for all the senses. So if you want a romantic stroll this might be the place to go.
Looks inviting doesn't it? It really is. The Luis Munoz Marin Park is located in Puerta de Tierra which literally means door to the land, since this area links Old San Juan to the rest of the island. The park is right at the entrance and it is a wonderful place to spend a couple of hours having a picnic, strolling with your boyfriend, holding hands, reading a book or playing with your brothers and sisters. Next post I'll show you more lovely sights.
A healthy Beach grape plant. It is really a delight to find a plant like this which is the epitome of health. Some that I had found earlier had messages written on their thick leaver or while others had leaves that were broken or creased. Que bueno!
One of my favorite colors and trees. It has a brilliant yellow flower. This was taken somewhere in Puerto Rico, I think Isla Verde. Now I remember, just as you leave Boca de Cangrejos and Piñones, you can see Isla Verde beach on your right and this is a narrow side street where you can park and take in the view. That is where three Yellow Elder trees are standing, enjoying the ocean breeze and basking in the sun.