This weekend, my (patient) husband and I drove my sweet mama up to my sister's home in Mt. Dora...in central FL. For the first day in a month, the skies were gloomy...no rain, just clouds and gray....and the colors of Florida were truly displayed against the soft backdrop...
|The presence of the coyote did not faze these cows...they were just feet away from each other!|
|The grays of the skies and lake were a perfect backdrop for the colors of the leaves, the reeds in the lake, and the bouganvilla. This is Lake Harris...and the view from my sister's home.|
|Remember this turtle planter? With his "filling" dormant, you can see the patterns on his shell. Don't you love the aging on him?|
|A few examples of the ground covers on the slope down to the lake.|
|It's FALL/Winter! See the colored leaves?|
Notice the waving Spanish moss? Most natives of the south do NOT remove the moss from the trees. We think it's beautiful...
|Cypress "knees" in the lake|
|Red and white impatiens...planted by my mama on one of her trips to Mt. Dora.|
|These are tangerines...|
|Some of the wildlife in a pond...look carefully, there are coots, ducks, an anhinga, an egret and a heron.|
|A pair of Sand Cranes...|