Sunday, January 27, 2013

Winter Flowers

We’ve had such a mild winter here in Florida. We always have certain flowers blooming year round but this year, Spring seems to be coming even earlier and blooms are popping out everywhere. The redbuds and blooming shrubs are beautiful right now. The maples are so red, they appear to have flowers on them, too.

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Here are a few flowers blooming in my neighborhood. Mostly we have roses, camellias and azaleas blooming on our street. I even caught a honey bee on one bloom.

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I hope you are enjoying a nice weekend. It’s in the 70s this weekend with 80s in the forecast for the coming week! It’s one of the reasons I wanted to live here! I love it! I hope all of you in the grips of winter weather stay warm and safe!

I’m joining Sunlit Sunday

and Beautiful Sunday,

Sunny Simple Sunday,

Gratitude Sunday,

 Mosaic Monday,

and a new one,

Sundays in my City!

59 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful! I'm trying very hard not to feel jealous. We won't see a blossom for about four months. Enjoy those beautiful flowers for all of us!♥

maddyrose said...

This is the time of year I always miss living in Florida and wonder why I moved away. Love the flower photos. Happy Sunday. Hugs

Jane and Chris said...

Thank you! That was such a tonic for we colour starved Ontarians!
Jane x

Crafty Gardener said...

How wonderful to see blooms in January.

Tara R. said...

My azaleas are blooming now, and I've been pondering what to plant this spring... which here in Florida, is only a few weeks away.

It's me said...

Beautiful !!...have a nice sunday.....love Ria...

It's me said...

Beautiful !!...have a nice sunday.....love Ria...

cucki said...

So beautiful
Simple and sweet Sunday x

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

Amazing! Azaleas in January!! I would like at least 50% less winter than I get but that's not going to happen! I'd love to be in Florida enjoying nice temperatures like that. I won't see any plants flowering in my area until April/May!

Introverted Art said...

These photos are amazing. The colors on the first photo are spectacular.

As Cape Cod Turns said...

Welcome to Sundays in My City! I had no idea there were so many other Sunday memes! Those flowers look so nice, reminds me of summer :)

Susie said...

A young lady called Japolina in Miami told me it's been a warm winter, 80's everyday last week. I love seeing all the pretty flowers. Enjoy this wonderful Sunday, xoxo,Susie

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Gorgeous. I have a few blooms too and am itching to get to the nursery and plant some pansies.

Susan said...

Thank you so much for sharing a little touch of spring!

We need it here because we are currently in a deep freeze. ha ha!

Take care and have a nice Sunday. Susan

retired not tired said...

I am jealous. Keeps those flowers around for when I get there in 2 weeks.

Nadia@loveliveandgarden said...

Oh its sooo nice to see flowers in January. Beautiful!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

We have camellia's blooming right now! Otherwise it's cold here! Love the flowers you have. I think I need a trip to Florida!! Thanks for joining Gratitude Sunday.
hugs,
Linda

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful blossoms my friend. Yeah, the flowers around here are gorgeous too and I have such allergies from the pollem, lol..Actually, in the Andean part of the country is beautiful, is like spring, sometimes a colder spring and when it gets the coldest by August, Sept., it's like a cold fall...but stil great.. I love this weather. By sea level it's a beautiful warm summer weather, but it can get horribly humid at 100!! Great for the beach. No snow, only in the high Andean mountains, but I can't reach that, hehehehe Have a sweet Sunday.
FABBY

Diane said...

These are beautiful...what I wouldn't give right now to see flowers blooming in my yard instead of 12" of snow, ice and cold!!! Thanks for visiting my blog!!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I can hardly stand to visit your blog sometimes because it makes me long to be back in FL so much. Today we are expecting 3 to 5 inches of snow topped off with a few hours of freezing rain- I just can't wait!;<( xo Diana

CRAFTY STITCHERS said...

Spring is definitely here! Wish we could get rid of the pollen. Enjoy your week...

Susan said...

I loved that when we lived in Southern California--flowers blooming all the time. I do have some winter heather that's in bloom and the daffodils are definitely pushing up and should be open by the end of February, but nothing like you have. I would be in heaven creating flowers with your landscape!!

Lavender Cottage said...

Lucky you to enjoy colour and beauty outside at this time of year Diane. Thanks for sharing the flowers, they've brightened my day.
Judith

Rose Hascall said...

Wish spring was almost here in Iowa. But not so much at the moment. Fog, drizzle and freezing rain is the name of the game today.

A Garden of Threads said...

Oh how beautiful. Still cold here, but sun shone today:)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Gorgeous mosaic, and I think it's going to be in the seventies here next week with severe storms!

Yikes!

xo,
RJ

Molly said...

Lucky you... we are stuck in the winter colourless world... although the snow was pretty. I can't wait for some spring flowers to start appearing

Mollyxxx

Leovi said...

Yes, bright colors in these beautiful flowers, excellent mosaic.

Holly said...

We used to live in the south and I loved springtime -extraordinary ! Thank you for your visit. I'm stopping by via Vicki's blog hop too. Blessings!

Ruth Kelly said...

Nice to see some flowers from the cold northwest.

Keetha Broyles said...


In MY world, the term winter flowers is an oxymoron!

We "ain't" got no flowers round these here parts these days!!!

Well, unless you count the kind that Jack Frost sculpts on the windows - - -

Pamela Gordon said...

Lucky you. Beautiful photos of the many blooms there now. Enjoy! Pamela

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Unknown Mami said...

Gorgeous and smile inducing.

Becca said...

Oh so pretty! How lovely that you have some beautiful color now. I am still taking photos of fog! Lol Enjoy!

Shannon @ A Cozy Place Called Home said...

That was not nice to do! *BIG SMILE* It's been extremely cold and gray here with some ice lately and a dusting of snow a week or so ago.

I know how good your weather is because I heard all about it last week. Dad and my brother took a vacation in Florida. I believe they were in your town playing golf one day. Sure wish I could have come so I could have met you, but you know I have four dogs. All of us rarely take trips together since we don't like to leave them with strangers. Maybe someday!

I'm longing to see some spring color like you have, so I'll have to be content for enjoying your pictures for now.

Diane Writes said...

Blooms to start the week! Thank you for forever linking up to my Beautiful Sunday series namemate.

You are lucky to experience some winter snow there. IN my country, it's always summer haha

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Send some of that warmth here, ok! Gorgeous blooms, I love azaleas...can't wait for mine to bloom again!
Hope you have a great week!
Blessings,
Cindy

Life with Kaishon said...

I am so happy that you are surrounded by so much beauty. Gorgeous!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The flowers are so pretty and colorful. It will be a long time before we see flowers like that around here.
Thanks for stopping by and your nice comment.

Marina said...

Beautiful! I want some of the warm weather too, it's been a bit colder this year, I can't wait for 70s! :)

Leave It To Davis said...

It has been in the 70's and 80's here this past week, and I am wishing it would get cold again. We have been so hot and dry the past two summers that if it is this hot now, I am afraid we will just dry up and turn to dust.

Lovely pictures of all your early bloomers!

cynthia lee designs said...

Diane,
I wish we were having your weather...we are having freezing rain right now! It is suppose to warm up to 60 degrees here in a few days, but then back to more snow. Crazy Ohio weather!!
hugs,
Cindy

Lady Linda said...

So many of us seem to be envious of your weather and flowers! I live in OR and it's been pouring rain all day. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.
Linda

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

How wonderful your flower photos are.
I envy you there in the wonderful _Florida sun.. please blow me some of your sun over this way.
Can't wait until mid spring.. then it warms up here.
happy monday lavender dreamer.

eileeninmd said...

I enjoyed seeing your beautiful flowers. I am a little envious here we are having snow, freezing rain and cold temperatures. I can not wait for spring. For now I will enjoy yours. Have a happy week ahead.

jeanetteann said...

Your blooms are so lovely,we are getting some nice cooler weather now thank goodness,it's been so hot. x

Kim K. said...

Your gorgeous blooms are such a beautiful contrast to our MI weather right now. Thank you for sharing!

Sleepshort Tripod said...

Beautiful!

Life Images by Jill said...

Beautiful flowers. No wonder you love living in your part of the world with temperatures like that in winter! We are in mid summer here, but have had it slightly cooler here the last few days, though they say it is warming up again.
Take care and have a wonderful week. I am linking up to you through Mosaic Monday.

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Your mosaic is beautiful, I love your flowers.

Our winter in Massachusetts has been pretty mild with the exception of a few super cold days. We are expecting snow today, but the easy kind. No blizzards yet this winter.

It must be lovely to see flowers in bloom this time of year.
Karen

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Your mosaic is beautiful, I love your flowers.

Our winter in Massachusetts has been pretty mild with the exception of a few super cold days. We are expecting snow today, but the easy kind. No blizzards yet this winter.

It must be lovely to see flowers in bloom this time of year.
Karen

edenhills said...

What a beautiful set of photos. I really enjoyed the blooms since we're in the midst of gray weather right now.

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful flowers.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

So different then what I see through my windows...

I have got to say, if I had been an American, I would definitely have moved to a warmer state...good choice.

Jen

My Little Home and Garden said...

Hello, Diane

Aren't you the fortunate one to live with all of this beauty around you!

The flowers are gorgeous and it's good of you to share them and the Florida sunshine at Sunlit Sunday again this week. Thank you!

-Karen

Mary Howell Cromer said...

My green eyes are greener with slight envy here;') Oh for flowers...actually my Advent Roses are trying to open. Looking forward to spring. Lovely flower share~

Anastasia Fedorova said...

What a nice winter you have! Very pretty flowers! I miss flowers and green grass. All we have here is white and grey colors.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh I am so envious of your wonderful weather!