Saturday I went to the Botanical Gardens in Palermo. It was really interesting and I enjoyed wandering around leisurely in the sunshine, not only for the amazing plants and trees but for the birds too.
My favourites were the enormous Ficus trees that grow roots down from their branches forming amazing shapes and forms. While I was there I sketched the lily ponds but as soon as I got back home I drew the Ficus trees while they were fresh in my mind.
Of course I took many photo's, but there was so much to see and absorb and I'm hoping to go back and do some more sketching. Perhaps taking some sarnies and a flask of coffee this time as there is a distinct lack of refreshment facilities inside the garden!