Sunday, February 16, 2014

A Glimpse of Spring!

I walked at Sholom Park this week and took a few photos to share with all of you.

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(the first 5 photos are untouched…right out of the camera!) 

I know it’s been a cold and snowy winter for so many.

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We’ve had a mild winter and we have a few flowers (like azaleas) that bloom year round,

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but there are others like this tulip tree that bloom in the Spring. They begin with blooms before the leaves come on.

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And it definitely feels like Spring here in Florida this weekend.

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Our highs are in the 70s so it’s perfect to get outside.

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I hope the flowers give you a little glimpse of Spring.

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If not….

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come on down to the Sunshine State!

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I’m joining Beautiful Sunday,

Mosaic Monday,

and Amaze me Monday!

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*Happy Weekend*

41 comments:

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

Beautiful skies and blooms to marvel at, very jealous! We have a little sunshine today after days of howling winds and rain so to see blue skies and blues are a real pleasure to the eyes. Enjoy the rest of your weekend my friend. xx

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello from Wintery Michigan.. Looking at all those most gorgeous blooms made me smile big time. You are so fortunate to have such a lovely place to live.. Thanks for sharing.. hugs judy

Jane and Chris said...

Thank you for this breath of spring, I am truly fed up with snow and cold.
Jane x

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

You promise spring will make it's way to the north too... right?:@) Very pretty pics, enjoy the beautiful weather!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

those clouds are just amazing. love the 1st shot so much. i am enjoyed the snow here but i look forward to the spring days ahead. the blooms & times to open the windows & doors. ( :

Joyce Mayer said...

Hi Miss Lavender Dreams,

Spring? Where? We had a little more snow last night, and yesterday morning began with snow. Let it snow.....but we need a break, maybe this week? Warming up but "it's not over yet". Ah, life in the mountains - we love it! And spring WILL happen.

Heaps of Hugs
Prudence ♥

ann said...

The sunny state looks like it is in the pink. We are supposed to hit 60 today, but 70 sounds better. We really have not had this much winter in a very long time and after the drought, the moisture is good. Have a good week amd keep passing on the sunshine, we enjoy it.

NanaDiana said...

Spring in Florida is like summer in Wisconsin. I so miss the warmth and beautiful lushness of a Florida day. GREAT pictures, Diane- WOW! xo Diana

Donna said...

Ah, such lovely color!

Montanagirl said...

You're blooms are so pretty and colorful! We still have snow here.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

It is beautiful where you live! Love the flowers that are already blooming! Enjoy your wonderful Sunday!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Beautiful photos Diane! We have seriously talked about heading down for Florida for a few days...we shall see.

TexWisGirl said...

that opening scene is spectacular!

Kathy said...

You have reminded me that I need to check my Camellias and see if they are showing color on the buds yet. Thank you for sharing a little piece of Spring. Our snow has passed but it rained buckets full yesterday and again today.

Susie said...

Thank you for all those wonderful photos of things to come, here. So nice you can enjoy walking in such a pretty place. Love it. xoxo,Susie

Diane said...

Wow-- I haven't even seen grass for months! Pretty pictures!

JG said...

Ah, Diane! Thank you for my "little glimpse of Spring"! I know my Snow Crocuses are patiently waiting under our mounds of snow. :)
~Judy

Carol Z said...

Thanks for sharing spring. I am so longing for the signs of spring in my corner of the universe.

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane,
I just went on a walk also today and saw many signs that spring is on its way. Your flowers are so pretty; what a peaceful place this is.

Have a relaxing Sunday.

Love,
~Sheri

Red Rose Alley said...

oh, our flower is the California poppy and saw a few of them while on our walk. :~) I would love to know what Florida's state flower is?

eileeninmd said...

Wow, it does look like spring is there. Lovely blossoms and flowers. A beautiful walk, I wish I was there. Lovely images, have a happy week ahead!

EG CameraGirl said...

Your photos sure do look inviting!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Nice signs of spring on your side of the state Diane, I haven't seen much blooming here. I'm sure if we went into some subdivisions we might find some nice landscaping and flowers.
I'm just happy to not be wearing boots and shovelling snow.
Judith

Denise at Forest Manor said...

These are just beautiful, Diane, and such a joy to see! We have enjoyed the pretty snow here in N.C., but we're starting to get a case of cabin fever. :) I told my husband last night that when spring comes this year, it will be better than ever. The snow is so good for the ground and we'll be all the more ready for warm weather after having a "real" winter here in the south.

We have a tulip tree in our front yard; it usually blooms way too soon, but not this year. :) Thanks for sharing your gorgeous pictures with us! Visiting from Mosaic Monday -- hope you have a good week.

Hugs,

Denise

Betsy said...

Beautiful flowers. We will probably be visiting Palatka and West Palm to see friends and family later this year. Always some pretty flowers and shrubs to see there.
betsy

Mary Howell Cromer said...

That touch of colour made me smile. Oh it is on it's way, going to have the first warm weather in weeks this coming week. I really long for the sunshine about now. Have a happy and gentle week~

Vee said...

I'll be enjoying your spring for months before I have one of my own! Lovely blossoms...

A Garden of Threads said...

A wonderful taste of spring, thank you. Have a great week:) Jen

Patsy said...

I enjoyed that nice spring trip, we should start to see some better days soon.

Cozy Little House said...

I miss my gorgeous azaleas in Tyler, Tx. So pretty.
Brenda

Pamela Gordon said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos of your winter/spring Diane. The flowers are gorgeous but the first photo is so similar to our part of the world in the summer that it made me really long for summer. Enjoy the week ahead. Hugs. Pam

Linda Walker said...

Your flowers are beautiful! I cannot wait until spring.....it is supposed to snow another 2-4 inches tonight! It has been very pretty and white but I am ready for some pinks and greens! Lovely Diane and thanks for sharing!
Linda
xo

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Beautiful photos, Diane! I love the first two of the gorgeous skies and green grass. I love the 4 seasons we have here, but I have to say that this winter can just scoot on along any day now! I'm ready for spring. Thanks for sharing a bit of spring with us!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

It is Spring with all those shrubs and trees in bloom - how lovely for you Diane!

boopnut said...

Oh, would love to be there!
Deb

Linda H said...

So beautiful! Sigh.....

Pondside said...

What a lovely thought - spring in Florida!

Lorrie said...

Spring in Florida sounds very appealing just now as the rain pours down. Lovely photos of your blossoms. I noticed my azalea bush is leafing out now, so when the warm weather comes it just might bloom!

Sam I Am...... said...

Spring is definitely making an appearance. It's in the 60's here but no flowers yet but them I haven't gone out to look either! LOL! I better go....

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Diane,
You make me so homesick!!
Guess that's why they call it THE LAND OF FLOWERS!!

Diane Writes said...

Most of my friends from the other side of the world are still complaining of the cold temperature. In your case, you are blessed with a better weather. In my country, it's beginning to show summer.

I love the shots of the blooms! Have a great week name mate! Sorry for the late visit.