The Thomas Center had a semi-abandoned period at some point in its history. There is a vague recollection of sneaking in and catching pigeons that lived in the attics.
Today it is fully restored and used by the city as offices and a cultural center.
Out at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens it is camellia season.
I looked for camellias that were different from my grandmother's.
A new pond has been constructed since my last visit. The flagstone bottom with river rock accents was intriguing.
Aloe arborescens was in bloom and I could hear the sandhill cranes out on the marshy Lake Kanapaha
There was a whole garden dedicated to camellias and azaleas.
It was feeling a bit like daffodil season further north.