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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Spring...Florida Style by Kristin Wallace

Spring is the theme on Romancing The Genres this month. Celebrating the change of seasons. Living in South Florida, we don’t really get dramatic season changes like you do up north. Our weather is mostly warm but comfortable (our winter), warmer, and then HOT from about May – November, with a nice touch of 90% humidity so it feels a little like a hot, wet blanket when you go outside. We don’t get pretty autumn leaves or snow, and no bursting forth with blooms in spring.

Well, that’s not exactly true. We do have this rather odd pattern that is kind of “fall, winter and spring” all packaged together over several weeks. The leaves die, fall off, and then the trees sprout again, accompanied by gorgeous blooms of all colors. Sometimes the process can happen in just a week. One day you drive by, notice the leaves look a little brown, and the next week tree is bare, and two days later it’s covered in blossoms. The blossoms only last for a couple of weeks and then it’s on the regular green leaves.

That’s it…That’s all we get. It is nice while it happens. We also have trees that you won’t see anywhere else. We get bougainvillea (pink to magenta flowering shrubs), Royal Poinciana (red to orange blossoms), Tabebuia (think that is the name, they have yellow blossoms).

Now it's your turn. What is spring like where you live? 


Kristin Wallace is the USA Today Best Selling Author of inspirational and contemporary romance, and women’s fiction filled with “Love, Laughter and a Leap of Faith”. She is the author of two best selling series, Shellwater Key Tales (sweet contemporary romance) and Covington Falls Chronicles (inspirational romance). Get ready for Book 3 in the Shellwater Key Tales, LAST STOP PARADISE. Pre-order now!

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Barb said...

I live in Australia and our seasons depend on where you are in this very large country but the variability in itself is so beautiful from our tropical north to our deserts. Loved the blog.

Diana McCollum said...

Very interesting blog post! I live on the high desert of Bend, OR. Elevation 3,500 feet. We get snow in December and January, each year it's different. This year was about 2' of snow Dec. 16th and the last of the snow melted this week. I have a few bulbs starting to push their tips through the dirt. We don't plant much in the garden till the end of June. Sometimes we get a hard frost as late as July 1. Summers are 85 to 90's and cool evenings. It seems like fall starts about the middle of September. Very windy with rain clouds today, last night was 29 degrees.