Cynthia ManigliaBradenton , Florida , US
Feet in the sand, salt in the air, moon overhead, I am an artist living in Florida who loves gardening, yoga, and tea!
Maps By Cynthia Maniglia
I just discovered this awesome farmer’s market with a sandwich truck behind it in Parrish, Florida! My friends were visiting from Pennsylvania on Father’s Day weekend and while out driving, we passed by this place and decided to check it out. Well, the first thing we saw on the way in was a giant turkey! Then we saw a cute goat. We wound up getting some delicious chicken sandwiches. I didn’t get to shop inside where they sold fruit, bread, coffee, and so much more. But this place isn’t too far from my house and I plan to go back again and again!
I have never been to Greece, but I have been to plenty of Greek restaurants! Greek salads are a must have for me, and I’ve had many a delicious Greek salad at a local Greek diner where I used to live in Pennsylvania. Boy, do I miss that place. Anyway, these are some of my fav foods from Greek cuisine. I keep it simple.
Here’s another one of my happy places of late ... it has everything I love: nature, water, walking trails, places to eat and drink! You can even walk to the edge of the water and put your feet in or go on a cruise and have lunch. Best of all is the kiss statue called “Unconditional Surrender” which portrays a sailor who has come home after victory in World War II kissing a nurse and is based on a famous photo taken of the real life pair - so romantic!
At the world’s only botanical garden dedicated to the display and study of epiphytic orchids, bromeliads, gesneriads and ferns, and other tropical plants, I learn so much about Florida gardening and see all the happy plants that are well cared for here! All of the colors, greenery, scents, sounds, and lush atmosphere fill me with joy. For me, there’s no better place to be outside than in a garden, and this is my garden away from my garden.