Friday, May 10, 2013

“Country Road” take me home!

Would you like to travel down a ‘country road’ here in Florida? Well, we have them here but this isn’t one of them!

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I took these photos because it looked like a perfect country field.

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And it was a beautiful Spring day here in North Central Florida, a perfect 82 degrees with big puffy clouds. (this photo is unaltered and yes, I was driving! heehee!)

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It just happens that this country field is on a busy 6 lane highway across the street from the Thrift Store. I’m parked at Walgreens drugstore taking the photos.

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Aren’t the Spring flowers here gorgeous and I love using the mirror frame to show off the blooms?

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Do you know what this wildflower is?

I’m taking part in Donna’s photo challenge.

I use a small Canon S 100. It’s a great little camera for indoors but tends to overexpose my sunny  Florida photos so I took the brightness out in PicMonkey.

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Please go to my original post HERE

to enter my giveaway!

46 comments:

Stacey said...

Beautiful! When I see little spots like that in town, it always makes me hope and pray that it stays there instead of being covered with concrete.

Susie said...

Those are great shots of the flowers. There is a town here in Indiana called Wabash....they have hollyhocks all over that town. I want to go there when they are in bloom. Hope you have a fun filled weekend. xoxo,Susie

Kadee Willow said...

WOW! Just gorgeous! And it looked like an idyllic countryside only to find out it's across from a busy highway. Let's hope that patch of cheerfulness doesn't get plowed under for more concrete and shops. We all need to be reminded to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. Happy Mother's day!

Donna said...

How pretty! I know you went through some extra work to capture these, LOL, and it was well worth the effort! Such glorious color! And it is very special to have a big field of wildflowers blooming in an urban setting. Doesn't it make you wonder how many smiles it has given people who drive by? The expanse shown in the first two photos gives us a sense of the immensity of it all. And the last shot of a group close-up is positively lovely.

It looks like a type of wild vinca flower to me, which is an annual. But that variety is good for reseeding the areas where it blooms, so a repeat performance can be displayed year after year.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Beautiful blooms, I can't wait for spring to get started here!!

Jemma said...

Such beauty! Gorgeous photos! But please be careful while you are driving!!
Happy Mother's Day Weekend!
Sweet Hugs!
Jemma

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

Beautiful flowers by the roadside.
I dont know what they are. you have different flowers than us.. ! not sure.
I love the colour.
happy weekend
val

Mary Kiss said...

I have these flower the name is Garden Phlox. So nice to see plenty of these in your area. Mine is not blooming yet I am here in Michigan and we are kind of late here. ^_^

Mary, MI

Musings from Kim K. said...

Such rich color. You sure had us fooled on the location!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I was going to ask what the flower was! So beautiful and I love that color. Gorgeous pics of the Florida skies and the flowers!

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Diane, Now had you not shown me the other side of the road, I really would have thought you had taken a photograph of a beautiful flower meadow..... but the flowers are still beautiful though.
I agree with Donna they are a type of vinca. We used to see them growing wild in Cyprus, they seed themselves everywhere.
Have a lovely weekend.
Best Wishes
Daphne

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Great photos, Diane! Your flowers look like vincas, but I'm not sure....

I'm photo challenged enough as it is! I really wish I could take better photos....I need to take a class!

xo,
RJ

maddyrose said...

Don't you just love seeing areas like this? Great photos!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Diane
Lucky you to find a field of pink flowers. Judging by the blooms and buds, they look like phlox, we have a wild variety that grows along the side of the country roads here.
I perceive a nice note card from the second photo. :-)
Judith

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

I do love the field of pink flowers.

bj said...

Not much in the world prettier than a bright blue sky with big, white puffy clouds...awesome photos.

20 North Ora said...

That's one reason I'd love to live in the South - the beautiful flowers all year around. Your shots are just gorgeous!

Judy

DearHelenHartman said...

Well, there is beauty all around us if we just stop and appreciate it!

Lady Linda said...

You live in such a pretty place! Your photos are really good! Always enjoy visiting your blog!

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello from Michigan. YOUR photos are beautiful as is the very very pretty wee blooms.. Love them.. Hugs Judy

Linda Walker said...

Beautiful photos! Looks like phlox to me. We have some in our yard...
Linda
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cucki said...

So beautiful x

ImSoVintage said...

It'a always so wonderful to see spots like that in town. Your photos are beautiful.
Hugs,
Laura

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Beautiful pictures Diane, the color is so vibrant. How convenient that the field was right across from the thrift store:-)

GardenofDaisies said...

That's "Garden Phlox". I used to have some of that in my garden, at the first little house we lived in.

Vee said...

I would never have guessed where you found such a beautiful field. Just gorgeous!

jody said...

wow! beautiful! i love to see bunches of the same flowers all together. it will be awhile before anythings blooming up here..so i enjoy seeing your pictures! enjoy your weekend!

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Beautiful wildflowers. We're on the road and enjoying them along the way.

I believe those flowers are called phlox.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Great photo Diane! I use PicMonkey and I'm really happy with it!
hugs,
Linda

VintageBettys said...

I agree with Donna it looks like vinca....that sure is a beautiful picture :)

cynthia lee designs said...

What a pretty field full of beautiful flowers!!
hugs,
Cindy

pembrokeshire lass said...

What lovely flowers!! We have a lot of wild daisies growing on the verges of our roads. A few weeks ago they were covered with daffodils. I just love to see them! Thanks for taking us there with you . Joan

Sally Crowe said...

Very beautiful! Love all kinds of flowers, and living also in Florida enjoy the country roads. :)

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Just lovely, don't flowers make you happy and put a smile on your face!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Susan said...

A breathtaking drive...even if the country road has more than one lane:-D XOXO

Jeanne said...

Beautiful!!! They look like Phlox.

MandaBurms said...

Stunning country road - just beautiful and you have captured it soo well for all of us in blog world to want to come see for ourselves.

The Boston Lady said...

Those look like Periwinkles to me, but I'm no expert. Love the fact that the field was an oasis of beauty in the middle of traffic and civilization! Ann

Tammie Lee said...

pretty pretty pretty!

Linda R said...

Your post has me smiling this afternoon. Those flowers are lovely.

Hugs~

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Is that a type of Phlox?


Gorgeous...and fields of it?

Jen

Chel C said...

How gorgeous to see pink fields rather than yellow (rape seed around my way at the moment). Chel x

ClickNCamera said...

I love the surprise of a field of flowers in the middle of town. (We visit one of our daughters and always comment on the field of corn...it seems crazy to me!) Great shots!

Brenda said...

I love seeing fields of flowers! These are wonderful!

I'm sorry to be late but my satellite internet was acting ugly yesterday and wouldn't let me on.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

I really really love your first photo because that carpet of pink is stunning and hay bales in the background do give the sense of country!
The puffy clouds in the second one are so close you could almost touch them!
Enjoy your week Diane!
Shane ♥

Poppy said...

Hi Diane,

So nice to meet you! Your photos of the spring flowering fields of Florida are breathtaking! I can totally relate re: overexposure due to extremely bright sunshine! Have the same (don't want to call it problem, as we are very lucky to have such sun!), situation!

Thanks for your sweet comments over at Brenda's. Have a fun weekend!

Poppy