What’s In Bloom-Florida Style

Where to start…..It has been a long couple of week’s. April is almost at an end and with the rain we’ve had lately, the whole state is in full bloom. I don’t really know what it is about buds and blooms that make me so happy- Maybe it’s the renewal of life, maybe it’s the pretty colors or iridescent hues. Regardless, I want to explore, discover, and shareย  every line on every petal up close and personal. Well maybe not every one. ๐Ÿ™‚

I have not been out and about lately, or even photographed many things due to an eye issue that I hope is healing. It has been several very long weeks since I have touched my camera, or even edited waiting photos. With that being said…I am going to share the first thing I have been physically able to photograph-my blooming flowers- but be forewarned I have many gator photos to come. ๐Ÿ™‚

As always, I hope you enjoy these as much as I do/did. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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April 1st- and Me All Out of Jokes

Happy April Fool’s Day from the Treasure Coast. Remember to err on the side of safety–too many things can go bad way too fast…. ask Google. Celebrate safe.

Pollen Season is finally over in Florida; make way for the rainy season and 90 degree temperatures. Way back in Marchย  ๐Ÿ™‚ I came upon a great opportunity to see some gators up close and close to home. My friends and family, who visit, will often ask if I can show them and alligator or a bear…..yes we have bears in Florida. Upon requests like these one could just go to Gatorland (totally The Best)- but its nice when you don’t have to drive into the Big City (Orlando).

So imagine my surprise when I finally went to one of the places, I always say I am going to go and Boom! Small, medium and large- White City Park has them all. This place was enchanting with its blooming bottle brush and Hong Kong Orchids draped in Spanish Moss. I immediately fell in love with its winding waterways, beautiful birds, and White Koi fish. But be careful because in this place gators swim freely. (No fences of any kind) It also has quite a few pic-nick spots and I even spotted one nervy fellow, napping under one of the many pavilions. EEK!

I will try not to overshare as I always do– I have so many photos that I would like to share, I am not sure what I will post next. Until then ,I hope as always you enjoy the photos and adventure. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Rainy Winter Day in Florida

Florida is its best in winter. Not only because the weather is cooler, but because the snowbirds come back, and one can go outside without dying from the heat. Now it normally does not rain and flood everyday this time of the year…but that is pretty much how the weather has been here recently, in mostly sunny Florida. But for all the current soupiness, you will not hear me complaining as we have had extremely hot weather up until now. So ever the optimist, I decided this day to cover my camera and head out to see if anything else was enjoying the weather. Lucky for me and you, that it was not long until I found something…..and as a reward for my optimistic attitude, I found a new bird in the sanctuary…at least new to me. I hope as always you enjoy my rainy day photos.

 

Stalking SnowBirds In The Park

Just a quick post today to share these random photos that I took in the park. I hope that as always you enjoy them. Have a great day!

 

Tuesday Before Turkey Day

Well it is officially 2 days until Thanksgiving. For those of you who celebrate, I hope you all have a wonderful…and thankful day.

I have pretty much finished up editing and sharing the Michigan photos I took. I have only a few random places and happenings that I would like to share, sort of a photographic pot-luck. I am very eager to post some of the events and happenings that have been going on in sunny Florida. I Could not help throwing that fact in for my friends and readers who have been enjoying a recent bit of snowfall and chilly weather. Upcoming photos I am sharing will include the crystal clear waters of Alexander Springs, Florida and a few quick shots of the most recent food truck invasion to hit the Treasure Coast.

Today I am sharing photos of flowers. Nothing in particular just anything that caught my eye. Some photographs were taken along the way while on my trip and some I found on the grounds of friends’ homes. I have done my best to identify what most of them are…..but identifying them is timely and I wanted to share before the holiday. So if you see something you would like to know more about, I will do my very best to provide that information. As always I hope you enjoy!

Whats Blooming Today

Hello Again Dear Reader.

Spring has sprung again in the sunny state of Florida and that means everyday is a new chance to photograph some of Gods smallest and prettiest creations. From lizards to poison gourds…. here is what I saw today in 1derland.