Thursday, March 26, 2009

"sniff, sniff, cough" oh, love that smell.. "sniff sniff"

Anybody who has ever walked through the Orange groves know that sniff-lee reaction I am referring to.. The pungent aroma is wonderful, awesome, and a smell you don't want to forget.

The small little blossoms pack a big perfumed smell. In the evening hours the aroma is even stronger with a bit of moisture in the night air. Before I moved to Florida I had often smelled orange blossom cologne, or perfume.. I believed that the orange groves must smelled like that.. Not so, nothing man made can really capture the beautiful smell of a orange tree in full bloom. A bloom,a blossom, preparing to become a luscious orange fruit.

One of natures natural vitamin C's.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I spent some time walking the shopping streets at Wiregrass. Looking at the lovely flowers in bloom and the pleasant feel of the outdoor shopping. I have never been to fond of a mall setting and this is just a great place to browse.

As I am preparing to return to West Virginia soon , I find myself checking out all the different blooms and flowering colors . I'm wondering what would grow in the cooler climate, and just what I see here in Florida I would like to take with me. Plants and flowers to place in the beautiful yard and grand front porch of the company store known as Whipple.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

doesn't this porch look just right for a rocking chair........Check out our Museum blog