Here in Southwest Florida, we don't see the Spring flowers that we used to love when we lived in Oregon.
I miss lilacs and daffodils and tulips and violets. I am glad that we used to live in the Northwest so that we know what it is like to anticipate Spring blooms after a long dark rainy season.
And glad that I remember how happy we were when Spring had finally arrived.
Here where we are now, we don't have daffodils. But we see this flowering tree. I haven't learned it's name yet, but it is a beautiful yellow.
In the Northwest, we called this plant a Christmas Cactus, because that's when it would bloom -- as a pampered house plant.
It grows almost wild here -- below is a picture of one in our neightbor's yard. This is a tree - not a house plant!
We have a smaller one in our own yard that is in a place where we don't want it. It is hard for me to think about digging it up.
This one is in another neighbor's hanging basket.
I don't know yet what the plant below is really called, but back in Oregon we tried to grow it as a houseplant and it was called bottle brush.
So, yes, I do miss Spring in Oregon. But I am not complaining about Spring in Florida. It is not Spring like we used to think of it, but it is beautiful! And Warm! And the Skies are Blue. It is a good place to be right now.