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Winter/Spring/Summer in a Day

Thursday, February 28, 2013

I'm a native Floridian, so I can say this and get away with it. Florida is so weird. In February we have had winter, spring, AND summer.

Oranges on the tree


Camelias and Pointsettias are blooming


Birds work hard to keep warm

in trees just starting to bud out.


Spring azaleas and summer periwinkles are blooming.


And SOME are ready for the bubble to come off the pool.


And as quickly as going to bed and waking up to the sunrise, we slide into summer.

Makes me think of how all of us are in different stages.
Baby sparkers figuring out the water thing, and tracking, and teams, and deciding what they want from sparkdom and starting their journey.

And others of us going cross country with a few getting lost along the way, but most keeping on moving toward that elusive goal weight through the long hot summer, eating salads, stir fries, fighting sugar beasties, going to boot camps, taking on challenges, supporting each other.

And those others who certainly have a spring in their step, but are bundling up for the long winter of maintenance.

All at the same time,
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SIMONEKP 3/1/2013 5:10PM

    beautiful

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LESLIELENORE 3/1/2013 4:40PM

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CHRISTINASP 3/1/2013 12:24PM

    Ah! I finally found out where you live!!!

(In the garden of Eden!)

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BRAVELUTE 3/1/2013 8:08AM

    Buddha33, no, I wish I had all of these beautiful things in my yard. The chickasaw plum with the cold bird is my yard. The rest I see every morning on my walk. I Do have spirea blooming besides the chickasaw plum. I had periwinkles until the frost last week. I'm working right now to get my vegetable beds started. No hummingbirds yet. When they are here, they patrol from the top of the chickasaw plum, above where the little bird was keeping warm.

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BUDDHA33 3/1/2013 5:52AM

    Love the bird picture. I always wonder where they go to sleep and if it's out of the cold this time of year. Let me know when you see the hummers down your way so I can be on alert for the first ones up here in NC!

PS
If these are pictures of your yard, it is very lovely and very neatly tended to. Do you do it all yourself?

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 2/28/2013 11:34PM

    Lovely pictures and great fun to read. Your comments at the end are profound.

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NSTARSMITH 2/28/2013 6:53PM

    What a clever comparison! Of course, living in Wisconsin, I tend to be grumbly about the weather, but, hey, your analogy works! Thanks for sharing!

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DLDMIL 2/28/2013 6:07PM

    Same weather here in Southern Californa. Winter/Spring/Summer, it can't make up its mind. Lovely pictures, thanks for sharing.

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GINNABOOTS 2/28/2013 2:57PM

    Love the pictures, can't wait for spring here in Michigan. We have had a total snow fall of 97 inches in the town where I live. Ugh!

Ready for some sunshine and warm weather. Thank you for sharing! Enjoy the sunshine there in Florida.

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MATTEROFHEART 2/28/2013 2:56PM

    Oh, I really like this blog! It is so true. That is one of things that I love about SparkPeople. There are people who have gone before me who are leading the way, some who are going through what I am right now, and some who are already looking to me to lead them!

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VEGIBIKER 2/28/2013 2:33PM

    thank you for sharing your lovely photos - very encouraging to me as I live way up north - and have to go on-line to see anything green! (it's all white outside my window)
(actually - it's kind of dingy grey since it hasn't snowed again in a couple of days.)

peace and blessings to you in your wonderfully weird Florida winter!

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