Thursday, March 8, 2012


In spite of Florida's perpetual sunshine, we do experience seasonal changes.
After a dry and dormant winter, Petrea Volubilis, otherwise known as the Florida Lilac,
 is the first to arrive for the springtime flower show in our backyard.
 Quiet and unassuming the rest of the year,
 the vines suddenly produce a mystic display of other-worldly blue.
 Regrettably, they leave just as quickly as they come.

Next to show will be tiny sprays of scented lemon-tree blooms and, by May, the gigantic red blooms of the Royal Poincianas in our front yard will draw rave reviews from those who pass by.

Anything blooming in your neighborhood
or are your expectations of spring still lying under the snow?