Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Springtime in Pensacola

Its been Spring here for about a month, but officially just since the weekend. Is it Spring in your part of the world yet?

I love all the beautiful blooming flowers and the clear blue skies. The relatively low humidity. Not so much the allergies that go with the flowering oaks and pine tree pollen, or the carpenter bees that can't get enough of the old, old cedar siding on our house. Still, Spring is really nice. Our house is surrounded by blooming azaleas, camellias, Baby's Breath, Japanese tulip trees (which smell like lemons!) and green grass. Wisteria is blooming all over town. I wish we had some in our yard too. The flowering Baby's Breath always makes it feel like a special occasion in the front yard. Like a wedding or something.

Another beach trip this past weekend. We saw a pod of dolphins going by. The water is still not to our liking temp wise, but such a gorgeous clear green! With the green water and white sands, you could easily pretend you are in the Caribbean.

It was a perfect day to play catch and learn about making sand castles. Soon enough the beach will be our refuge, standing in the warm water up to our chins, with hats on, because everywhere you go is sticky and so hot, you don't know why you bothered to shower.

This isTyler and his Papa checking out the "told water" and looking for fish. I tried to get Tyler's feet wet, but he crawled up my leg like a crab to keep out of it. He's a warm water lover.

Here's to a long, mild Spring, and many more beach trips before 2011 winds down!

Take care!

1 comment:

quiltzyx said...

Sunday, the "official" first day of Spring in So Cal....
POURING down rain & blasting winds! It actually blew my friend's flag right out of the pole holder....
I was house-sitting, when I got home, I could not get warm. At least, not until I dragged my down comforter out & wrapped up in it!!!
And yes, I know it wasn't really that cold in So Cal, but it was to me.... ;^)
But still, the flowers are starting to bloom...I have a fresh Iris and some night-blooming Jasmine in blossom. The rose bushes have those cool red new leaves as they start back after their pruning. And my backyard almost looks like there's a lawn there again! (Don't tell anyone that I think it's really all weeds - at least they're GREEN!)