These beautiful banyan trees stand together, like three sisters, at the water’s edge overlooking Tampa Bay from the south side of St. Petersburg, Florida. They actually reside in a small, park-like setting adjunct to the hospital in which my mother spent some time of her final illness. Visiting her every day for those weeks, I often found refuge under these vary trees, absorbing some of their strength and wisdom.

The day that I shot this picture, sun was so bright, it nearly eradicated the water beyond the trees, but you can still discern the reflection of the blue sky and white clouds.

Many, MANY thanks to the wonderful person who bought both a card as well as a framed print of this picture. Blessings on you.

See also:

New Shoots


Toes In The Water


Three Graces has the distinction of my very first sale of framed art on redbubble.


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  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 7 years ago

    Beautiful place..

  • Ginny Schmidt
    Ginny Schmidtalmost 7 years ago

    Thank you, Antanas. It is also a sad place for me. This and my other banyan pictures were taken on the grounds of the last hospital that my mother stayed in before she passed in 2004. I went back this past summer to enjoy the beauty of the surroundings there and of course to take pictures of these lovely trees to share.

  • jamiewinter
    jamiewinteralmost 7 years ago

    this is fantastic imagry Ginny wow

  • storm22
    storm22almost 7 years ago

    great shot the trees are awesome!

  • randi1972
    randi1972almost 7 years ago


  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyalmost 7 years ago

    This is wonderful!!

  • Ginny Schmidt
    Ginny Schmidtalmost 7 years ago

    Thank you so, so much. I appreciate all the comments.

  • Devalyn Marshall
    Devalyn Marshallabout 6 years ago

    Just lovely!!

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartalmost 5 years ago

    Oh yes these really are wonderful trees, full of character.

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