As our friend said when she saw a photo of our view of palm trees at our Florida home, "you live on a different planet." As northern areas are under a blanket of snow and northern bloggers, like our friends at Juniper Hill Farm, write about keeping warm by the fire and browsing internet garden images, we are in a land that has a different rhythm. The Cardinals in our yard are singing in the Bougainvillea and getting ready to breed.
Gulf Fritillay butterflies are on the wing, nectaring on newly opened wildflowers.
The Red Kapok Tree in a tropical garden here, is in bloom.
But soon the North will change and Yellow-rumped Warblers will return.
Down here they are in small to large flocks and eat insects and berries, getting ready for their journey.
Tree Swallows wintering here by the thousands,
will return to their breeding grounds, bringing spring with them.
So, think spring wherever you are.