Thursday, February 18, 2016

Rainbow Springs State Park

I know with all the winter weather going on in the country right now, it's hard to believe this is what Rainbow Springs State Park looks like this week. February in Florida....I love it! We've had gorgeous weather with temps in the 70s this week.

 

And the azaleas are blooming.

 

I tend to take pics 'over' the fences but I stood back and made sure to get some fences in some of the shots!

 

White azaleas aren't usually my favorites, but aren't these blooms beautiful? I like RED, what's your favorite color?

 

I hope you have some pretty flowers to enjoy this week!

I'm joining Tex for the

44 comments:

cucki said...

Beautiful blooms
I love the white color so much x

Peggy Jones said...

I love the azaleas my favorite is red. I have a geranium indoors that is ready to bloom. I so envy you the warm and bright weather you have.Beautiful post today.

Arlene Grimm said...

We should see warmer temps this weekend and the daffodils are up but looks like another week or so before they bloom. I love the deep pink azaleas against all the green, so beautiful.

Debbie said...

so pretty....it will be some time before we see them bloom here. i have whites, they look pretty mixed with deep pink or purple!!!!

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh! Such gorgeous photos, Diane!!! I long for liquid water and beautiful blossoms. Enjoy it, my friend! xoxo

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Wow it's just so pretty there and I love the flowers. I sure wish it would warm up here as it's just so cold! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos of Florida. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Julie

ann said...

Enjoying only the carnations on the dining table. We have lots of Colorado sunshine melting snow. The park is beautiful and a wonderful place to enjoy a walk.

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

So refreshing to see such greenery although it is green here and the daffodils have been blooming for a bit now. Early for here. I love your header picture...you have such a good eye (2 really) for seeing unique subjects for photos. I can see the beautiful teal and turquoise in the "rainbow" springs and gorgeous flowers. What a lovely post and I swear you live in the prettiest part of Florida!
Hugs...Sam

Debby Ray said...

Oh Diane...what a beautiful place! Looks like heaven on earth...and those azaleas!!!

happywonderer.com said...

A very beautiful area.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

I'm so envious of you right now while we are here buried in snow. Gorgeous blooms, thanks so much for brightening up my day.

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Hi Diane! Those photos are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Ariadne said...

So lovely views and flowers!AriadnefromGreece!

Ida said...

I'm so jealous of your weather. It's 53 here today but cloudy and cold feeling. - Loved your photos, especially the 3rd one. Such a pretty area.

Debby said...

So pretty. Our view is lots of snow slowly melting, hah.

Christine said...

Just like being in paradise Diane! Beautiful photos! I like azaleas in pink! Those white ones are gorgeous though!

Diane said...

No flowers here so thanks for yours. Very pretty shots!

Primitive Stars said...

Wow!!!! Brightened up my day with those gorgeous epicures. Blessings Francine.

TexWisGirl said...

wow! tropical paradise!!! thanks for the fence, too. ;)

Jeannie Marie said...

I better get out to the local botanical garden this week. I meant to while the weather was so nice. I like pink azaleas best.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

I love azaleas and these are gorgeous. Ah Florida in February. Lucky you!

Marlene Plasencia said...

Hi Diane, this is one beautiful stop. Loving the Azaleas, too hot down here for them.
Blessings,
Marlene

LV said...

We are experiencing the same thing. The weather is not normal. Flowers and plants are blooming in the middle of February. Been in the high 70s for two weeks. I am sure it want last.

Grantham Lynn said...

Gorgeous fence. Looks like a picture. All your pics are beautiful.
Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh Diane what a wonderful place to walk!
The colours are so fresh and vibrant.
Happy weekend and hiking!
Hugs
Shane

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane, what beautiful photos. The flowers you are enjoying are just stunning for February. The fence intertwined with that beautiful setting is gorgeous. This would make a beautiful painting. We're having warm temps here too near 80 each day. Hope it takes us right up to spring. Have a great weekend ahead sweet friend. xo

Felicia said...

Oh my what a beautiful spot. It almost make me wish it were warmer here too....almost.

Rose said...

I love that first shot!!!! Actually like all, but it is my favorite.

Red Rose Alley said...

Rainbow Springs State Park is so pretty, Diane. I have to say that the vibrant Pink is my favorite color for azaleas. I used to have a big bush in my front yard at our old house and they always grew so nicely in spring. That aqua water is lovely.

~Sheri

Vee said...

So pretty! I'm glad to hear that the weather has been a lot more pleasant this week. I like white flowers where there is a lot of green...just looks stunning to me.

Stephanie said...

Hi sweet friend! Long time no visit...how are you? I hope you are doing well, dear Diane.

Your photos are glorious and what a joy to have flowers blooming. Enjoy the weekend. Hugs!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh the azaleas are wonderful - my preference might be pink - but any color flower is nice. When azaleas bloom here the blossoms are so thick that the whole plant is covered - I'll get some photos in the spring. I'm enjoying a nice big bouquet of daffodils that Don gave me - nothing is bloomming here yet. Here comes the weekend - have so much fun with your family my dear.

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful photos Diane.
I love Azelias .... I had a whole hedge of them , pink ones in south africa..
send some warm weather our way.
happy weekend
val xxx

thanks for leaving a comment.. xx

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! What a pretty park! You do have some lovely areas to explore. Do you ever run into some creatures? :) Thanks for popping in to see me and I hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

The flowers look beautiful. Most of our snow is gone already. I think spring is on it's way early.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Just beautiful! I love it when things start to bloom!
hugs,
Linda

Linda H said...

Sigh! You are so lucky to be enjoying fresh blooms! I am tired of cold weather and snow. I'm ready for spring and flowers!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

No flowers here so I'll enjoy yours / LOVE that shot with the azaleas which won't bloom here for months yet!

cynthia lee designs said...

What a beautiful park!! Love seeing your pretty flower photos instead of the snow we've had up here.
hugs,
Cindy

eileeninmd said...

Hello, gorgeous flowers. I love the name of this park, it is pretty. The flowers are like the colors of the rainbow. Lovely post.

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Oooo, what lovely azaleas. We mostly see them as potted plants (indoor) around these parts. I love that close up the of the white variety. Beautiful.

Thanks for sharing...
Brenda
xox

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Oh you lucky girl, still snowing here! Deb xo

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow. These are gorgeous photos Diane. How awesome that the azalea are blooming already. It looks so pretty.

edenhills said...

Beautiful images! I am comletely jealous of all those flowers now.