Sunday, November 16, 2014

Living in Florida

It’s been so beautiful here this week! We’ve been in the 60s and 70s for highs which feels nice and cool to us. Of course we’re watching the weather and know that most of you are experiencing a ‘winter blast’. So come on down and walk out into my back yard today. Grab a lawn chair and sit in the sun!

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I wanted to show you what the Bald Cypress trees look like right now. They are deciduous, losing there leaves in the winter months, hence the name 'bald'. They are conifers as well. This species is a popular tree, grown for its light, feathery foliage and orange-brown to dull red fall color. Wikipedia info HERE.

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I had a couple of people ask me about the Live Oak tree. I went to Wikipedia for this quote. More info HERE.

“The name live oak comes from the fact that evergreen oaks remain green and "live" throughout winter, when other oaks are dormant, leafless and "dead"-looking.”

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I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Warm hugs from Florida! Island with a palm tree

46 comments:

Susie said...

I love your trees pictures. :):) You are having some good weather. Wish I could come down there for about a month or two. Enjoy your day Diane. It's so cold here. xoxo, Susie

NanaDiana said...

Oh- Yes---I love those FL live oaks. They are beautiful. xo Diana

Cattails said...

Very pretty photos! You live in such a gorgeous part of the country! Enjoy the day.

Noelle the dreamer said...

With surprising low temperatures here in the Pacific NW (nights at 21 F, br...) I envy such balmy temp!
Sending cool (and a tad damp as well) hugs your way,

Diane said...

Thanks for the sunny pictures! We could sure use them up here. Been around 30 degrees for several days. Too early!

TexWisGirl said...

we had our first freezes in texas this week so the leaves are turning and dropping, now. 60s sound like heaven. :)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Beautiful trees. I've love to come and sit in your yard - it looks so peaceful and WARM. It is 22 here - just a bit chilly - but warming to 46. At least we aren't in the middle or eastern part of the country with all that snow and super cold.

It's me said...

Happy sunday.....love Ria...x!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful! I know you love living in Florida! Georgia isn't quite as warm but it's not a bad place to call home either! Big Hugs Sis!!

Linda

Shug said...

I so enjoy seeing the bald cypress trees as they turn in the Fall.. So very pretty.. Enjoy that nice weather

Shelia said...

Those are some beautiful trees! How nice to have your nice temps. You know what? I'm actually enjoying the cold here - now for how long, I don't know! :) Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jeanne said...

Ohhh 60's... Don't think we will see that here for awhile. I'm looking out my window at snow flurries.

EG CameraGirl said...

Temperatures in the 60s sound very nice indeed. :)

Lily Bets said...

I do love trees, have a beautiful day.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

i wish I was sitting down there on a beach right now.

We had an inch and a half of snow last night - at least my husband got to work. I stayed in bed. LOL

lindaakacraftygardener said...

We need the warm Florida hug today ... woke up to a few cm of snow and a chilly day. Your trees are lovely, except for the coniferous trees the rest all are all bare up here.

Helen Philipps said...

Gorgeous trees and wonderful colours, Diane. And those temperatures sound rather good to me! We are wearing our woollies here now in my bit of the UK!
Happy week!
Helen xox

Geraldine said...

yes,what a visual treat these are,love the last tree photo most of all.

it's sunny here in B.C. so I have no weather complaints,no snow yet either.

have a fab weekend Diane.

20 North Ora said...

Beautiful photos. Wish I was there in that warm temperature!

Judy

acorn hollow said...

yes we are cold and the furnace is gobbling up the oil. Enjoy the good weather and think of us in the north.
Cathy

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Thanks for the warm up Diane, it's a tad frosty around here!

Debby said...

They are beautiful. 60s and 70s eould be pefect with a little snow here and there.

Snap said...

the trees and mushrooms are lovely ... lots of color! I like the cypress trees.

Jane and Chris said...

I don't need to be asked twice..I'm on my way!!!
Jane x

boopnut said...

Miss Florida already!
Deb

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I'll be right down. Just let me get my hiking shoes on. xo Laura

Poppy said...

Such pretty trees in your neck of the woods, Diane! Enjoy your sunny weekend, my friend!

Hugs,
Poppy

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Now this is my kind of autumn! Beautiful shots and beautiful trees!

Vee said...

Thanks for explaining that...I never knew the difference or why live oaks were called that. Now, tell me the truth, your temps aren't cooler than normal by a lot? That's what our weatherman told us. Is he lying again? =D

Inger said...

I never heard of those cypresses before. They are just stunning.

Cloudia said...

wonderful interlude





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Jill said...

Yes, it does look pretty nice down there!

It has snowed here all weekend and more for tomorrow - way too early for winter to set in!!

Donna said...

Ah, you don't need to rub it in about the warm weather, LOL. We have some bald cypress trees down here, gracing the medians at a major shopping area. Love those trees!

Veronica Roth said...

Have to laugh Diane, because someone posted an official hate Florida day on Facebook. You lucky girl in the warmth. It's so beautiful there. Even if you say it's cool, I'd love to be there for a week or two.

Carla from The River said...

Very nice. Thank you for sharing about the trees. I appreciate it. :-)
Carla

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Mmm, the kiss of warmth from our Florida blogging sister. I'd love to join you in the backyard and look forward to coming to Florida next year.
However, I wouldn't want to give up our snow season as we look forward to pretty scenes and afternoons by the fire with a cup of tea.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Diane.

Doreen@househoneys said...

Ahhhhhhh.60's sounds really nice right about now Diane! We are looking forward to our extended Florida vacation this winter.

Lovely trees, and I learned something new!

XXX

Musings from Kim K. said...

We are buried under snow. I'll take those warm FL hugs!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

It was so hot today in Orlando as I was doing yard work wishing we could get just a LITTLE of the cool weather....We are soooo spoiled!

Carol

cynthia lee designs said...

Pretty trees!! Our trees have now lost all their leaves and we are going to get 3 to 5 inches of snow overnight. I'm so not ready for snow just yet.
hugs,
Cindy

Sara D.B. said...

Wonderful trees, Diane!
Have a lovely new week!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I'd love a day in the sixties right now, lol. This polar plunge stuff is for the birds! :) Going down to 14 degrees tonight.

Donna said...

Thanks for the respite from the cold up here with snow and temps in the 20s. And I enjoyed the live oak and bit of info on it.

Red Rose Alley said...

Florida looks so pretty right now during Autumn. It is getting colder every day here in California.

Have a wonderful week, Diane.

love,
~Sheri

Beth said...

Hi Diane, It's looking beautiful in Florida! It's beautiful up north too, just a "white" kind of beautiful. Pretty to look at but rather brutal to be out in. Have a good week!

Julie Corbisiero said...

Wow are you lucky to be in 60-70 degree weather. Not too hot and not too cold! I love your oak tree and the other ones are pretty too!