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Being a third generation Florida native, I'm completely enamored with the diverse beauty of this gorgeous peninsula. For most of the year the weather is divine which makes exploring its unlimited nooks and crannies fun and easy.

Wherever I go I appreciate nature and the world around me. Come along with me as I share the places I visit and perhaps a few other amusements I find interesting along the way.

(FYI: Every post prior to January 1, 2009 was previously published and imported from my garden blog)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Florida Winter


Is there ever better weather in Florida than now? I have to tell you I am drinking in the beauty of the weather we have been having. Bluer than blue skies, crystal clear, sunny, and bright ... almost everyday.

In the shade of my towering oak trees the climate is nearly perfect. Or ... as goldilocks has been known to say... just right.

So... what do I spend every spare minute doing? You can find me in my garden in February. It's time for projects, digging, pruning, planting, dividing, transplanting, propagating, sowing of seeds.

Florida winter. On days (like this Monday & Tuesday- ahhh, bliss) when the temps don't rise over 65 degrees and start out in the low 50's I can work for hours on end and then Mr. Meems has to beg me to come inside. Well, he doesn't really beg. Ever. But you get the idea.

What about you? What's YOUR favorite season?
I can't imagine living anywhere other than my beloved Florida in winter?
Just try to forget about Florida's hot summer for now. It's winter and we are loving it!

6 comments:

Patricia said...

Oh, I so agree. I LOVE winter in Florida. Probably January through early May. I could live outside and that is where you are more than likely to find me.

We haven't started prunning yet. It seems like we often have a frost just before Easter. We will be gone a week in mid-March and even though our son will be here to watch over things while we are gone, we thought it would be best to wait until we return home to prune and plant - especially when it is as dry as it is right now.

mjm said...

I must confess that I am looking forward to Fall. I can't wait to drive down all the roads here as the leaves are red, orange, and yellow. Of course I am also ready for the beginning of spring when the trees start to bud. I know my new home will look very different each season, so that makes every season exciting at this point.

ChrisC and JonJ said...

I,too,love Florida winters.But I really enjoy the weather in late April,early May.When it's hot,but the humidity hasn't started to rise,yet.Every week-end I'll will be in the garden ALL day .

Meems said...

Patricia,
Oooooh, you are so much more conservative than me where your pruning is concerned. I would be in real trouble if we had a late freeze. It's a gamble but I'm taking my chances. I hope you are going for some fun in March.

mjm,
Oh, yeah, your fall is going to be such a treat. But hey, your spring is really beautiful, too. Ahhhh... four seasons... what a concept.

Chris,
Okay. You sound more like Mr. Meems. He really likes it warmer than I do. Where do you live because I'd like to know where it is hot here ...after March and the humidity hasn't begun???? Gasping here by April. Although there are usually intermittent cool spells still. After May... forget it. But... I'll still be in the garden-- it just won't be as much fun.

marmee said...

i am going to have to say i like anything but winter. it just lasts too long up here. but think fall is my favourite time of the year. i am glad your are enjoying your winter weather.

Meems said...

Marmee,
I can understand how winter would be a challenge to get used to in TN after growing up in Florida. But ... there are those trade offs... you get those gorgeous autumn colors now.

I honestly don't know if I could survive a northern winter after livingin Florida all my life. I mean I could if I had to... but I don't so it isn't something I think I'd choose.