Here are some of the flowers I grew around my garden patio in Florida last year. It was so much fun planning and laying out where I wanted all my little plants to go – and then watching them grow! Some of the purple flowers I didn’t label rather than guess wrong as to what they are. Maybe some of you may be able to tell me. My favorite of all favorites for Florida flowers is the hibiscus. Growing up in Florida I very much took them for granted, but after being in other parts of the country for some thirty years I realized how much I missed them and how special they really are.
Double Salmon Hibiscus
Vincas and a crepe myrtle bush just getting started.
I had to include my cherry tomato plant, yes one, that grew and grew and grew with loads of little tomatoes. Next to it is a basil plant that also kept growing and growing. When I lived in Arizona for seventeen years only once did I succeed in getting a tomato or two off a bush. Usually the temperature would get unusually hot in April and the plants wouldn’t blossom – or would lose its blossoms because of the high temps (this was in the low desert where temperatures reach the high 90s in spring and to about 120degrees in the summer.)
Here is the crepe myrtle bush as it has grown a bit.
Last month I took a bus tour to the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. After visiting the wonderful exhibition of Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso paintings we stopped at Mazzaro’s Italian Market. Here are some photos of the delightful array of food, buildings, and zany vehicles. And, being Friday, be sure to visit Orange You Glad Its Friday to see more stories, and pictures full of orange!
This is the club house and pool right next to my apartment in Florida.
Today is Scavenger Hunt Sunday – which I haven’t played in at least six months! So here goes – I don’t even know what pixs I’m going to find for today. I’ll type the word, look at my most recent shots or take a new one and if no can do, will find one in my archives.
Where I Stood
Oh, I’ve lucked out on this one! Here I stood taking shots of the Atlantic Ocean and the sea gulls in Daytona Beach, Florida last October.
These have silvery squares, even though they are mirror mosaic tiles. My daughter gave us this pretty set of candle votives a few Christmases ago.
I found this tiny tree ornament in the drawer, so I put it with the only Christmas decoration I’ve put out so far – Mr. Jiggly Reindeer.
In The Cupboard
My favorite cupboard to open! All sorts of tasty drinks – from Starbucks coffee to hot cocoa to chai tea – all Starbucks, of course 🙂
Okay, here I am again, back on Daytona Beach. I was fascinated by the tire tracks on the sand. There is a certain part of Daytona Beach where you can drive your car right on the beach – pretty cool!