Thursday, March 22, 2012

Change of Scenery


Even though it won't be too long before we see them again,
 it was hard to say goodbye to Dad and sister Lynn...


...and all the beauty that there is in Florida.



 

Good bye Florida!

We pulled into the driveway this afternoon...
 ... the forsythia branches were bursting with sunny yellow blossoms,
 the pale jonquils and daffodils were lifting their heads high
 in the garden beneath the kitchen window...
 and the hyacinths were vivid in pinks and purples.  

What a welcome!
Spring is in full swing ...

I can't wait to take some pictures tomorrow...
...of the beauty that is in New York!
:)

20 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh your pictures are so beautiful.

My mom and dad had a home right on the beach on the west side of Florida and I used to go every Feb. for two weeks.......they and the house there are long gone, but there isn't a time in Feb or early March where I don't think of those wonderful years and the time spent in beautiful Florida when usually Ohio was grey cold and bleh.

THIS year is so weird we pretty much didn't have much of a winter, so I am loving this colorful burst of spring, too.

Welcome home! So glad you made it back safely!

Deserae said...

Beautiful blooms!! Welcome home :o) Have a great weekend!!!
~Des

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Welcome home!!!! Sounds like you had a great time...enjoy your weekend! x0x0

Florence said...

I am glad you have spring! We had a 7 inch snow fall last night. My forsythia is blooming and covered in snow. Hugs! Florence

The Blue Farmhouse said...

Love the sunset picture....and yes arriving to see loved ones is awesome and leaving is so bittersweet. Thank God for our families that we love so dearly.

Ahka Vintage said...

Oh soooo nice!! I love spring flowers! One day I'll make it to the States and see it all... xx
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PURA VIDA said...

Our world is so beautiful isn't it?

W. theAntiquesLovers said...

So gorgeous picuture Laura!! wish i could fly over and see NY on spring, but spring has been great even here in Italy since now!! Going in Venice soon! Much Love

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I have loved your beautiful photos of florida... everyone needs a little get-away!

Paula Parrish said...

Hello Laura,
Lovely photos. Enjoy the beautiful Springtime weather.
Smiles, Paula

Tutti Chic said...

The best part of visiting is coming home.....enjoy the beautiful weather we are having in the northeast...:) chris

Curtains in My Tree said...

Your pictures are so pretty you must have an expensive camera. I try to take great pictures however am learning light is the main ingredient

Your pictures makes me want some of those shells

sorry for all the deaths in your family seems like a lot of us are facing that

enjoy spring, I already have to mow my grass this week end because of the warm weather and lots of rain already

Donna said...

What a wonderful welcome indeed!
Spring is all around us here in Indiana too! So very strange wearing shorts in March and having the mow the grass!
But I love the warmer temps! Enjoy being at home!
Donna

Low Tide High Style said...

I hope you have a safe trip home. And based on your beautiful photos I can see why leaving would be so hard...not to mention that family is there too. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I can't wait to see the beauty you find in NY!

Kat :)

FleaingFrance & French Shopping Tours said...

I can't wait to see the photos of NY in the spring. Hope you had a good trip to Florida and have a chance to rest up after your return!

oldgreymare said...

Welcome home <3
xx
z

Polly said...

I grew up in Florida and I used to go to see my family a lot from where I live in Ohio all the time. Now they're gone and I never forget the great times in Florida. Now I try to go there every year. These are beautiful photos! I know these places.
Enjoy the spring!

ceparie said...

I can smell that rose!

Sarah said...

Laura, welcome home. Glad you had a safe trip. How special to be welcomed home by hyacinths. ;-)
Please share some photos. ~ Sarah

mandybarron said...

Florida is famous city in all overt he world. You allot beautiful images of Florida beauty. I love sunset picture so much. You have done great work.

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