Monday, July 17, 2017

Summertime in the South

Sometimes you just HAVE to find a place to pull over....


 walk across an old footbridge...


to stand in front of someone's house.....


to take photos of their flowers!


You just HAVE to! 


Summertime in Florida...you KNOW I LOVE it!

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38 comments:

Tomoko said...

What a beautiful summertime!
Such a lovely place to walk!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I am glad you found these lovely flowers.I love the field of yellow blooms. Beautiful scene and photos. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

Happy@Home said...

I can see how that sunny expanse of flowers caught your eye. Looks so pretty with your beautiful blue skies.

Connie said...

I've always thought that summertime in Florida would be miserable with the heat and the humidity, but you make it sound and look beautiful :) You're a top spokesperson for the Sunshine State . . . they are lucky to have you :) Enjoy your pretty summer.
Connie :)

Karen Ann said...

So, I have a question for you that doesn't have to do with this post in particular. Have you always been a southerner, were you raised in the south? And if not, how did you find the transition to the heat, in particular the summer, in Florida? I have visited florida many times over the years and love especially the coasts/beaches and the little towns that have the Old Florida feel. We sometimes talk about retiring part of the year down there but when i visit, even in April? .. it feels like the heat and humidity would have us living indoors more than out. I'm wondering if you get used to it as you live there... would love to read a post on Florida living - the pros and cons.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So pretty Sis!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Every time I enjoy the South's summer I end up with heat stroke

Gillena Cox said...

Just beautiful
Happy Mosaic Monday

much love...

Susie said...

Diane, Seeing your wild flowers reminds of a field around here...I keep forgetting to take a picture of it. I like to think the bees are there and loving it. Pretty skies in your photos. :):) Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

Small City Scenes said...

Yes you just HAVE too. Excellent images.
MB

Sylvia said...

Love the bridge! Thanks for sharing. Have a great day! Sylvia D.

Vee said...

That's a nifty spot...

Lorrie said...

Sometimes those flowers and fields just beckon one! Glad you succumbed and shared with us.

Mildred said...

These are truly gorgeous summertime shots! Have a wonderful afternoon.

Snap said...

I'm sure glad you had to stop! Love the flowers and the great footbridge. Happy Monday!

Cloudia said...

Glad you did!

Betsy Adams said...

Beautiful field of yellow flowers.... I took a walk this morning and saw some yellow wildflowers blooming here... I'm not a 'summer-lover' at all --but the wildflowers of summer are SO pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs,
Betsy

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Very true! Stunning flowers. I would like to live there.
Have a great week :)

Red Rose Alley said...

Summertime in the south is very different than living here. Nel lives in Georgia right now, and she tells me all the wonderful things about the summers in the south. She sees fireflies at night, even in her back yard. Do you get them in Florida, Diane? This picture of the yellow flowers and the old home is charming. The one thing that I've heard about the summers in the south, however, is the humidity. We don't get that here.....only hot summers. It's 106 this week, Yikes!

love, ~Sheri

Maggie said...

It's easy to see what drew you to this place, your short detour was well worth it. As you know we are also "enjoying" Florida's summer at present and although we are having a wonderful vacation I can't stand the heat and humidity for more than three or four hours before I have to head indoors and enjoy some wonderful air conditioning!
Happy Mosaic Monday, neighbour!

Terri D said...

Don't you wonder about who lives there (or lived there)? Beautiful.

BeachGypsy said...

Pretty yellow flowers!i do the same thing to get good pictures-- sometimes you just have to!! LOL and its worth it!!we are so much alike!! Lol

happyone said...

What a beautiful field of yellow.
All the photos are so pretty.
I'd love to walk over that bridge.

Jayne said...

Of course, would never hesitate to pull over

Margie said...

Yellow is one of my favourite colours so I would have been drawn to the pretty yellow field too!

Gina said...

What beautiful flowers, Diane. Do you know what they are? (Did you run when people came out of their houses?) xo

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, so pretty! Worth the trouble! x K

Jeanie said...

You are definitely maxing out your summer -- and it's a fine place to do it! Lovely pix!

Arlene Grimm said...

Can I come too??? just lovely Diane.

Stephanie said...

The field of flowers took my breath away, sweet friend! Thanks for sharing with us!

It was an absolute delight to pop in for a visit this morning. Hugs to you!

Michele said...

Hi there! Hope you are enjoying your summer!

Sorry I have been so MIA! But I (hope) I am back for good - and will post when I can. I just posted yesterday about my granddaughter's first birthday - such fun.

I love your beautiful pics of Florida - you live in such a beautiful state. And I adored your flea market finds - what a treat, eh?

Hugs!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

I'm so glad you were compelled to take that lovely break, Diane. Do you know the name of the wildflowers? Just beautiful. ♥

Janey and Co. said...

I do the same thing. quietly step onto someone's yard to get a better (closer) picture of their yard. Very pretty summer flowers!

Angie said...

Diane - thanks for being brave! Too often I drive by something and think "I wonder ...." but then I don't stop. That is changing .... now!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful green! We do that stop on the street and take some pictures thing too...so far, nobody has chased us away or charged us admission. Once, the homeowner came up and chatted, he seemed pleased that we loved his flowers enough to take pictures?

Jill said...

Beautiful photos! I just love summer too :-) Have a lovely evening!

Blessings,
Jill

BeachGypsy said...

Awwww, thanks my friend for the sweet compliment on my outfit! It's one of my favorite dresses because IT'S COMFORTABLE! ha ha LOL Looking forward to your next post!

podso said...

Some stunning photos here and cheery with all the yellow flowers! I do enjoy reading about your wanderings, such as across this little bridge!