Monday, February 22, 2021

Florida in February!

 
We start seeing flowers and flowering trees in the month of February here in Florida. We even have a fair amount of pollen already.


But it's beautiful!


And we love it!


Most of these were taken at Blue Run Park in Dunnellon, a nice place to spend a day any time of the year. 


We usually go once a week and take a hike!


I hope everyone is seeing their weather improve now.


A few of the birds we saw that day.


(Anhinga, Red-shouldered Hawk and White Ibis)

How are you doing on this fine Monday morning?

Have you been able to get outside and walk any?

I'm joining Angie for Mosaic Monday HERE . 

I'm linking with All Seasons at the Jesh Studio,


AND my Monday post HERE.

41 comments:

Tom said...

...and I love it too!

Rhodesia said...

Our weather is certainly improving but it worries me that we will have another very cold spell and lots of damage will be caused by it.
Lovely set of photos. Keep safe, Diane

Martha said...

Such gorgeous photos Diane! I lived in Ocala for a few years back in the early 90s but never saw the kinds of things you seen. It sure makes me wish I would have been into getting out hiking when I was there.

Rain said...

I am sooooo envious of your weather...the photos are beautiful. I just love those turtles!!!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I love living here in southern Florida. The flowers bloom year round!

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Walk?

-chuckle-

Nope!!!!!

Ice and snow, mainly ice, does not allow that. Well, for us in our 80's that is. People do walk on the road, but they walk all year long. -smile-

Flowers and pollen already. Ours are still slumbering, under their winter blanket. -smile-

And so am I!!!!! -smile-

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The Feminine Energy said...

When I looked outside my front window, when I got up, it looks VERY icy out there. Our spring thaw is starting this week, with 8 of the next 10 days forecast to get above freezing. When I looked outside before bed last night, the HUGE snowflakes were coming down. I have a hunch those started to melt today but can't quite turn all the way to liquid and thus froze. I think I'll be staying inside today... a broken or twisted ankle doesn't sound appealing to me. *haha* I'll enjoy nicer weather through you & your gorgeous pictures. Thank you for them. ~Andrea xoxo

Gillena Cox said...

Beautiful photos and mosiacs. The butterfly on the Feverfew reminds me if my
garden in the Rainy Season.

Happy Monday. Thanks for droppibg by and linking to Monday WRites

Much💗love

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Beautiful scenes on your hike - love wildflowers and birds - they make you feel alive.

Lorrie said...

Gorgeous photos from your hikes, Diane. We walked yesterday in a local park, and saw some signs of spring. So encouraging.

Linda said...

I bet all your honeybees are happy!! Sherry checked ours yesterday and all three hives are still alive! I was surprised but they are sturdy creatures!!

Edna B said...

I love Florida and miss it very much. I forgot to mention before how much I enjoy your different blog headings. These flower and bird photos are so beautiful. You have a wonderful day, Hugs, Edna B.

Jeannie said...

The snow and ice are gone!!! The snow and ice are gone!!! The temperature is going up to 53 (F) today and 62 (F) tomorrow and I feel like a bird that has been let out of a cage! I know spring isn't really here but I am so happy I could dance. Well, no, I won't dance but I am going outside and taking a walk.

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous nature photos and so many signs of Spring ~ Enjoy ^_^

Living moment by moment,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Happy@Home said...

So enjoyable to see the Florida sights, especially at this time of year. While I know our weather is mild compared to many areas, we have had an unusually cold and rainy winter this year.
I'm working from home today as it rains outside. I will be popping in a walking DVD later to add a few steps.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

It's so nice that you both get out for those lovely walks. It snowed today and it's been like that here every other day! I can't wait for spring. Hope you have a nice week Diane.

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Diane, you live in such a beautiful part of the world. My goodness, it's always lovely to catch these amazing glimpses through your camera lens. Happy day! Brenda xo

NatureFootstep said...

wow, so many different topics in yoru mosaics. Each one favorites in their own right. Loved to see your already have spring in the air. And beautiful flowers.

We had three beautiful winter weeks. But now it thaws and are wet and dirty. Will take some time for it to dry up.

It was nice to see the birds in the last msoaics. Special ones all three.

lesh Stgermain said...

Am happy I can enjoy your flowers, Diane:) We are not there yet, lol. Today was my first successful grocery shopping. The only thing they did not have was sweet potatoes and whipped cream:)Enjoyed the beauty shown in your post thoroughly, and I know it will be the same for the All Season-ers, especially the ones who live in the more Northern regions! Have fun hiking this week, Jesh

Ann said...

I could get used to a February like that. No wonder so many people head south for the winter.

happyone said...

Such a wonderful collection of photos - every one beautiful.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Wonderful pictures!! You really have some beautiful places to walk. I wish we could get out to more places than our normal walking place, but hubby is a creature of habit...what can I say? At least we get out every day, weather permitting, which is good, even if it is a short walk, it is better than nothing. I love your pictures...February in Florida is beautiful. We certainly are blessed to live here!!

Angie said...

Diane - pollen! Imagine! Right now it is snow that is dusting my porch, not pollen! Spring will come to Montana, when it's good and ready. For right now, I am happy to see it through your eyes! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday, my friend!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful scenes and photos. I love the birds and flowers. The weather sounds great to me!
Take care, enjoy your day!

BeachGypsy said...

Oh no!!!??--the pollen has landed? Yikes, that means it's on it's way here as well, LOL! That stuff is so agravating and yucky and GETS ON EVERYTHING, ha ha. Love the pretty pictures especially the bridge and the mushroom. Hope your weekend was great, the rain finally stopped and we spent all day Sunday OUT IN THE GLORIOUS SUNSHINE and sure loved the sun and the fresh air. Hubby worked on the garden and got onions and carrots in. Have a great week and make lots of pictures okay please? Hugs!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Monday morning for me meant shovelling 5 cm of fresh snow!

Debbie said...

it's Tuesday, i'm behind...i'm almost always behind. but i read every word, on every blog, i like to enjoy it all!! i had one of those days yesterday, everything went wrong, oh well, today is already better!! we went to the lake, no walk, we stayed in the car and drove around it, it was very cold but today is much warmer!!

your images are beautiful, i always enjoy seeing wildflowers. they grow and flourish with no care or attention from us!! it's also nice to see people out in a boat, enjoying the water!! i enjoyed seeing the turtles and the anhinga, what a hair do on that guy!!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

You live in a beautiful place, Diane. Have I said that before? Well, it bears saying again. :-) So much natural diversity.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Overly photos
Winter here in Vermont thus far, has been cold enough that when the temp rises above freezing, it feels like spring.
Stay safe

Small City Scenes said...

It is wonderful to have nice warm weather. we have warmed up quite a bit--temps in the 40s which is ok working outside weather. Flowers are always a joy to see
MB

Teresa said...

Por aquí también se ven bastantes flores y el tiempo a mejorado mucho. Besos.

Lowcarb team member said...

February in Florida looks very nice.
Great photographs and mosaics.

Enjoy your week.

All the best Jan

Suzy said...

Love you Spring flowers! We are snowbound here in Pennsylvania.

Connie said...

Good Morning Diane, So nice to see your spring blooms. My tulips are just starting to pop through the ground, but by the backdoor where the dryer vent keeps things warmer my tulips are 5 or 6 inches high. I was surprised at the boat on the water and then I had to remember you're in Florida there is no time of year when you can't go boating . . . that's so great. Again as always I enjoyed getting out in the sunshine with you.
Have a lovely day and God Bless You. :)

Red Rose Alley said...

The blue skies and the white clouds and the nice weather. What a lovely day to take a walk. I love that you see turtles and butterflies and all kinds of different birds along the way. Those white ones make my heart sing.

Have a wonderful week, Diane.

~Sheri

LA Paylor said...

beautiful pics!

Janey and Co. said...

Came over to say hi...and now I feel guilty. Our weather has drastically improved but I have still been sitting on my rear. I would like to blame it on my painful feet, but my sneakers are well padded and my feet don’t hurt in those..

Gosh these pictures are so pretty. That large bird that is blue I have never seen!. Thank you for sharing with us and keep up your delightful positive attitude...Janey

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Always enjoy your walks, the flora and the fauna. No outside walks yet, too snowy, muddy, and cold. But soon.

Barbara said...

Yes, the sprinkling of yellow pollen -- everywhere! O that it were gold dust!!

Vee said...

Beautiful collages...I am glad that the weather is fine. It's not bad here either.

John's Island said...

Florida in February looks great! Beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing and have a good weekend.