They arrive between Thanksgiving and Christmas to cheer up the holidays, though their colors are hardly festive. On arrival for their winter stay, they seem like nondescript little birds with only some subtle wing bars that verify they are goldfinches. Through the early spring they gradually brighten to their brilliant namesake plumage with a dozenContinue reading “And Now They’re Gone”
April has brought its share of showers; nearly 3.5 inches of rain has dropped already and the flowers are loving it!
At long last the pool is open again. The cold is past, the trees have dropped their littering, pollen-producing staminate flowers (AKA “tree testicles”), and the warm sun once again brightens the patio.
April showers may bring May flowers, but this is March, which is Florida’s version of April and May.
Spring in full bloom a week before the equinox, YAY!
While on our walk in the Cross Florida Greenway yesterday we discovered spring in full bloom, even though farther north, the country is still in winter’s grasp. Now I know the answer to the question I often heard while growing up in Nebraska this time of year: W-w-w-why w-w-w-would anyone ever w-w-w-want to m-m-m-move toContinue reading “Springing to Life”
A lovely pansy blooms on the cusp of spring. YAY, bring it on!
February in Florida brings flurries of leaves as restless winds rattle the branches of the trees. The live oaks hold onto their leaves until spring-like weather appears and then dumps them with gusto. Strange but true, here in Florida we have the fall in the Spring, but it sure beats snow!