Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tagged: Five things to love about our state...


Ahh...FLORIDA



photos: Flickr... unless noted
Never thought I would be living here...Ever.
Coming from Colorado and New York...and having only done spring break in
Florida....my view of it was concrete jungle and condos.

I came to live here kicking and screaming...and told my husband three years...TOPS!

10 years have flown by.

I was (and am) wonderfully surprised by it's depth , beauty, culture and people

...and continue to find hidden treasure's
Recently katie-did from California tagged me...asking that I post 5 things to love
about our state (and then spread the love to 5 more) .
Okey dokey then...

What continually amazes me about Florida:

1.that orchids grow wild in the oak trees!




2.We can have a fresh fruit salad straight from our yard...

Bananas, Pineapple, mangoes, papaya, star fruit, Lemon, Lime,

Avacado, mint and even coffee beans (yep...tried our hand at coffee!)


3.There are working cattle ranches deep in Florida...and many are true stewards of this beautiful wild land.
It is a whole beautiful...often unknown, world in its own right.

Photos: Adams cattle Ranch

4. We have one of the oldest cities in the nation...St. Augustine(who knew....eh?)


5. And of course...hard to think of Florida without thinking of the Ocean

...in its ever changing moods and personalities

Now I want to know more about these 5 wonderful bloggers States:
....and GO!

23 comments:

sealaura said...

very beautiful post. Often times the grass can always seem greener but it is nice to take a moment and enjoy where we are.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Holidays in Florida when I was a little girl are some of my favorite memories. And we still love our visits to Amelia Island at least once a year.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

thanks for the tag! Well, now I'm off to find some fun facts about my state.

Natalie said...

I could eat this post with a spoon, it's that deliciously perfect. I feel the same way. Except for the 3 years tops thing. From my first visit as a child I knew this was where I was meant to live. I'm tropical to my core. :)

katiedid said...

Sigh. Florida is a state I would love to explore! Thanks for the virtual visit! When I lived in Louisiana, we did a road trip along the gulf, but Pensecola is as far as we got. Someday! ;)
Thanks for playing!

Lisa said...

Beautiful post and photos. Yep, you can even be a cowboy in Florida! Some of my favorite memories visiting my grandparents in South Florida are picking my own tangerines from my grandparents' backyard tree as well as drinking the fresh limeade from their lime trees. Oh, and picking the most delicious strawberries from strawberry fields.

I'm glad you are enjoying it more than you thought you would. :-)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Lovely post, Linda. I've never visited Florida, although everyone in my family has! One of these days, I'm going to see Florida!

Kat said...

I've never been to Florida but now its on my list! How lucky you are to live in such a lovely place.

Ms. Tee said...

Your state is gorgeous. :) I never knew orchids grew in those beautiful oaks - that's amazing.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Awww. I always feel like I do this place a diservice. It is humbling how subtle and beautiful it is...and there is certainly a change in seasons...It is subtle and quiet. You just need to watch closer.

However...gotta say...I cringe just a tad near election time {shivers}.

Love hearing all of your stories! For those who haven't visited...go deep (inland) listen carefully...you will really feel her heartbeat.

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

I am horribly jealous of the fresh fruit from your yard!!!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

...says the girl who bottles her own olive oil from her trees. Hrmphhh!...

Deanna said...

Hi - Deanna from What's for Dinner blog. You won the cookbook! Thanks for checking out my blog and comeback sometime. I had so much fun giving this one away, I will have to do it again! Email me at designdeanna@gmail.com for delivery information.

Oh and beautiful pictures!

Joyce said...

Linda you are the best tour guide ever!!! Wonderful post and as always beautiful photos!
I love how I can visit your site and feel I'm on vacation without leaving my chair. Thank you!

sandra/tx said...

I love Florida, too!

Gillian said...

I love the same things you love about Florida. How very lucky indeed you are to have spent ten fast years there!
Beautiful photographs.xo

Ana Balbinot said...

Lovely post! And thanks for your comment and visit at my blog. Yes the images are from Italy and the title of this post is The Beauty of the Italian verandas.
See you!
Xoxo

Stephanie said...

I cannot even image a fresh fruit salad out of my yard....it would be like I was on vacation 24/7!

Magpie Interior Design said...

Mmm, FLA. I spent some time in Boca Grande on the Gulf last winter. L.O.V.E.D it!

~Stacy

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

Very interesting to read. I was moved kicking and screaming to Miami but I never learned to like it. I'm betting you are not in Southern Florida! I think I would have actually liked northern Florida. Thanks for tagging me but I have to tell you I am terrible at these things!

Liz said...

I agree.. Florida is so much more than retirees (or the Northern Blue Hairs as my father-in-law used to call them affectionatly when he lived in Tampa).

I had to vow to Matt when I started to blog not to discuss where we live. But believe me... it's really not that interesting. Lots of southern slang and bbq. :)

Debbie said...

Hey Linda! What a beautiful post and I'm certainly enjoying myself down here in FL this week (which happens to be the place I've lived most).

Thank you for the tag, but I don't think I'm going to get around to any blogging 'til I get back to NY. I'll post my fav things about NY at that time.

I'm beginning to feel so far behind on reading all my fav posts and right now I'm well behind 700 posts in my bloglines. UGH, but I'll catch up next week.

Blessings - Debbie

Bridget said...

Hi Linda, I am just trying to catch up from vacation. I didn't know you were in St. Augustine. Another blogger friend of mine is from there too.
I used to live in Boca a bit south of you.
I'll try to catch up with the rest of your posts in the next few days.

TTYL, B.

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