Monday, November 02, 2009

Florida’s Autumn Colors Ablaze

OK, so this scene does not feature any of nature's traditional autumn colors...or any sign that fall has arrived on Florida's delightful Gulf Coast. But, the evening IS cooler by ten degrees and there's a light breeze. Delightful. Yes, that's the word to describe our small corner of the world. Is it any wonder why I thoroughly enjoy your posts from New England like John's from Newtown, Pennsylvania, Lori and her Skoog Farm Journal from Western New York State (and your kitchen fireplace), Sunny at Barnyards and Barnacles in Massachusetts, Brattcat living in Brattleboro, Vermont and Don and Krise calling Olympia, Washington home. Even the high desert of Santa Fe is seeing the change in temperature and colors in the sky and trees. Lois in Tallahassee, Florida, our state's capital, is far enough north to feel a completely different autumn or at least is having more fall-like weather. (Hey, Jacob, in Ocala, are you getting out the wool sweaters and stacking the firewood yet?) Thanks one and all for living in such places of beauty....and seasons.

9 comments:

Don and Krise said...

You know Frank, that works both ways. When the weather around here starts to get to us, all we have to do is fire up the iMac and check out what your corner of the world is looking like. Gorgeous skies, beautiful water and who could leave out all the wonderful restaurants you show us. Yes, your southeast partners in crime Jacob & Lois Anne & Lois certainly do their part too. Thanks for looking at our little corner now and then, and keep on showin' us yours.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I heard an announcer on the radio today in Phoenix, Arizona say that when people ask how local residents put up with the summers, the answer is days like these, with sunny skies and temperatures in the 70's and 80's. You photo today illustrates that the same is true in central and southern Florida.

Sunny said...

Most of our Autumn colors now blanket the ground. We spent most of yesterday raking but you wouldn't know it!
In a few more weeks, while we're freezing our buns, you'll be in the sunshine!
Sunny :)

Lucy Corrander said...

Not to the point of the text, I admit . . . but it's a fascinating picture this. It's as if the clouds have chosen one perspective and the water with boats, a different one.

I find it interesting too (belonging, as I do to another part of the world!) the way the foreground is like a holiday . . . but there are city buildings further away.

At first, when the picture appeared, I thought it rather bland (sorry!) but then it caught my attention and I began to peer into it. Now I find it quite fascinating.

Lucy

brattcat said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Frank! And even though you used a bait-and-switch with title and image, it's still a great image and those buildings and masts are sort of like a Florida forest...

Lois said...

That's a beautiful picture Frank even without any fall color. Some of our trees are starting to turn and I'm gonna have to get out there and take some pictures of them. We've had temps in the 40's the last couple of nights too.

Jacob said...

So pretty!

In Ocala, we're down to the 50s at night...52 tonight, I think, and the days are pleasantly warm but not hot. The humidity has also dropped occasionally.

Lois went on her 4-mile run this morning at about 10:30 and I wore a light jacket riding beside her on a bike.

'Tis wonderful!

J Bar said...

Great shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Beth Niquette said...

Your neck of the woods seems delightful indeed. Those clouds are extraordinary--this from a cloud painter who would someday love to roam the world in search of the perfect cloud face. (grin)

The leaves are barely hanging onto the trees here. Our Autumn came fast. It seems like it was summertime just yesterday--now the yellow leaves from the walnut trees twirl down through the blue blue air.