This past weekend was a very wet one here in Florida and we didn’t even venture out of the house, preferring to cook at home and keep ourselves busy. I knew that as soon as the sun shone again, the plants around our pond would be absolutely sparkling. Of course, the goldfish did get a little wet, but didn’t seem to mind as long as they got their breakfast. Naturally, hubby got press-ganged into going out in the rain to feed them.
The Bromeliad which had been flowerless for some time, has suddenly sprouted three splendid purple spikes.
The pots of impatiens are positively glowing and my white butterfly orchid is looking set to pop a few more blooms.
The loving pelican pair look very happy in their winter home as they bask in the Florida sunshine. All in all, everything in the garden is lovely.
Wishing you all a great week.
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Thank you. I’ll take a look.
I love that goldfish pond, Silvia!
Such a beautiful garden!
Thank you. 🙂
Your fish pond and all that is growing around it are visual treats.
Thank you so much. We enjoy it and the sound of the waterfall is very restful.
Sighs deeply …. even though I am enjoying snow …. Just thinking of all that warmth and color makes me sigh. That too shall come soon. LOVED your images, Sylvia. Your gardens are beautiful! And that pond is something else. Wow!! 🌹
Thanks so much, Amy. Spring is just around the corner for you. We really enjoyed the snow when we were in Tahoe for Christmas, but it was nice to get back to warmer weather here. 😘
I don’t get that option. I don’t have a button that says …. exit snow welcome sun. LOL
Oh how lucky you are to have had so much rain. We haven’t had any since November and everything is so parched. Your garden looks beautiful.
Thanks, Carol. The rain was very welcome as the water level in our lake was getting quite low.
what a beautiful garden!
Thanks, Lola. It’s also very easy to keep tidy.
Those pelicans in the tree are adorable!!
We think so too. Love it when they do a fly past. Their wingspan is enormous.
That first scene is very lovely and well photographed
Thanks, Derrick. 😃
I read “mundane” then see the opening pic … oh no no no! 🙂 Have a good week, Sylvia.
You too, Frank. 😃
Your garden looks beautiful. Some of the plants you have in your garden I can see I can see in Kew Gardens like the Bromeliad! I am sure you need the rain though! Flowers will be grateful too!
Thanks, Ute. We have another dozen orchids which aren’t yet in flower. The climate here is perfect for bromeliads.
Looks like spring is about to bust out early in Florida! Such beautiful flowers.
There is no real winter here, but at the moment I feel colder than I did in Tahoe. I guess I got acclimatized quite quickly there. Here, I don’t expect it to be under 50 and we have no heating. ⛄️
Nothing like rainwater to rejuvenate nature!
So true. It really perks everything up a treat.
Have a great week Sylvia. Everything looks so lush and green!
Thanks, Lisa. 😘
Looks like you are already having a great week!
It’s started off well. 😃
It looks like you have a little garden inside your screen porch. It is so lovely and I am sure you have a place to sit near by for relaxing or have a breakfast… Little heaven, I can imagine.
Thanks, YC. Yes, we have a big swing chair and also a table and chairs plus a lounger, so we can sit and watch the wildlife. It is a little piece of paradise. 😍
Everybody needs a little rain sometime, Ad. 🙂 🙂 It all looks lovely!
Thanks, Jo. You sound just like Longfellow “Into each life some rain must fall. Some days must be dark and dreary.” 🙂
I heard you all had a lot of rain, Sylvia. It sure looks like the plants enjoyed it…they look beautiful!
Yes, we did and it was very welcome indeed. 🙂
so beautiful you have a man with golden hands
Thanks, Marylou. He did a great job.
I love your pond. It is so beautiful.
Thank you. The fishies seem to rather like it too. 🙂
I love your pond and waterfall …I assume your very handy hubby built it?
Thanks, Gerrie. Yes, of course, handy hubby created the pond, but it had to wait until he’d finished the house renovations. 🙂
I remember the finished house…amazing!
We’re loving living in it. Everything is perfect for us. 👍😃
Lovely indeed – ahhhh – the purple blooms brought a smile
Thanks, Yvette. They make me smile too. 🙂 xx
A wonderful way to begin my week! Thank you.
My pleasure, Rebecca. 😘
Stunning photos. Happy Monday. 🙂
Thank you. 🙂
What s great start to my week – beautiful! 🙂
Thanks, Lynette. Hope it’s a good week. 🙂 xx
Thank you for sharing this stunning photos.
I have had it with the cold New York winters. Later this year I will be moving to Florida. This just makes me more inspired.
Thank you, Drew. I’m glad I reinforced your desire to live down here. It does get rather hot in the summer, but at least we don’t freeze in winter.
I can deal with the heat. After all, I am a beach boy
My favourite song by The Beach Boys was ‘Good Vibrations’. 😃
Thanks, Sue. 🙂
We spent the weekend indoors too.
Happy that the sun is back!
It was a welcome sight this morning, Nancy. 🙂
I have not seen a bromeliad flower like yours. I only saw the spiky red ones. Oh, I am so sorry that the goldfish got wet. I hope they were not too traumatized by the rains. 😀
There are so many different kinds of bromeliads. We have several around the pond area and some more in our front garden. They need little maintenance. 🙂 Yes, my goldfish tolerated the rain very well, but they seem to think that rain falling on the pond water is food and come up to gobble at the bubbles. I hope they don’t get wind. 😀