Believe it or not, spring actually happened here in Floria. I think it's about over, but the difference between now and a month ago is astounding. While everything has been green since our arrival in February, buds are now sprouting everywhere and anywhere. Dormant trees burst with blossoms, plants explode out of their pots, and life starts anew.
Even though we've been living in Cyprus, a totally different climate than I grew up in, the flora of Central Florida totally bewilders me. Where I planted wildflowers, hydrangeas, and hostas in the Midwest, here I'm seeking out hardy succulents, gardenias, bougainvillea, and lantana. It's so foreign to me and to my sensibilities, but I'm learning to love it and am savoring the tropical abundance.